Project Description

Souvenir 3

3.1
“Picture.” “ACT-UP,” Banner Paintings. Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California.1989. One of 24 paintings used texts about the AIDS crisis. Each painting layered several narratives and used a central “call to action” as title and primary message.

3.2
“Cinders.” Painting created for, “20 Year Survey of Southern Exposure,” Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1995. The piece was made by burning obituaries of people who had died in the AIDS epidemic and then attaching the cinders to a canvass using encaustic and oil paint created the painting.

3.3
“Untitled Protestors.” “Remembering the 6th International Conference on AIDS.” Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1991. Image from a street demonstration during the 1990 San Francisco ICA.

3.4
“Untitled Protestors.” “Remembering the 6th International Conference on AIDS.” Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1991. The Image is from a street demonstration during the 1990 San Francisco ICA.

3.5
“Silence/Statement.” Artist statement that accompanied the exhibition. 1 of 4 panels. “Monument & Memorial,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California.1988. Models of “Garden,” an AIDS memorial that I had designed for the Harvey Milk Plaza were displayed in this exhibitions about monuments and memorials.

3.6
Studio Image. Circa 1988. View of drawings/studies for the granite stones that were one of the features of the “Garden” (AIDS Memorial for Harvey Milk Plaza).

3.7
“Morphine.” Drawing. From the “Fin again(s) Wake” series. Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California. 1989. The series used text from Joiyce’s Finnegan’s Wake to create mesostic poems using AIDS drugs as their central axis.

3.8
“Fin again(s)” Wake.” Exhibition invitation. Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California. 1989.

3.9
“Glinda.” “Wizard of Oz Series.” “AIDS Timeline,” Group Material, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California. 1989. Modernism Gallery. San Francisco, CA. 1991. “AIDS Timeline,” Group Material, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 1991.

3.10
“Untitled (chest with snowflake).” Screen Grab from an interactive CD-ROM, “My Dead.” 1996

3.11
“Untitled (last page of Joyce’s The Dead).” Screen Grab from an interactive CD-ROM, “My Dead.” 1996. The last page of James Joyce’s The Dead was used as the interface for the CD-ROM. Pronouns used for identifying the gender of the characters in this short story were “white-d out’ and used as the hyperlinks to the multi-image-text narrative.

3.12
An image of me. Circa 1985