Starting on Tuesday, November 3, the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation will donate its gallery to host, “Art & AIDS: Living for the Moment,” an exhibition featuring 50 artists living with HIV/AIDS. Over 130 works of art, utilizing diverse media, will be on display through November 7. The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation is a public non-profit foundation established in 1990 to provide an outlet for art work that is unambiguously gay and which is frequently denied access to mainstream venues. Founded by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, the Foundation mounts exhibitions of work in all media by gay and lesbian artists with an emphasis on subject matter that speaks directly to gay and lesbian sensibilities–including, erotic, political, romantic, and social imagery–and providing special support for emerging and underrepresented artists. “We are delighted to support these talented artists and the exemplary work of GMHC,” said Wayne Snellen, the Foundation’s Director of Collections. “Art can be a profound communicator. This exhibition provides a powerful opportunity to destigmatize people living with HIV/AIDS.”
The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation is at 26 Wooster Street (at Grand Street). Call 212-367-1014 to RSVP for tomorrow’s opening reception at 6:00pm.