Friday, April 1, 2011
Web Gallery: The Architecture of Loss - Mark Morrisroe 1959-1989, curated by Rafael Sánchez
The Architecture of Loss
Mark Morrisroe, 1959-1989
Curated by Rafael Sánchez
Every month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select works from the Frank Moore Archive Project. This month, Rafael Sánchez curates a special exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings and photographs by his late friend, Archive Member Artist Mark Morrisroe.
From Rafael Sánchez's interview with Sur Rodney (Sur):
...Painting was a considerable aspect of Mark's mind-set and that there has been scant evidence of this in the way that his work has been presented up until very recently. In part this may be due to the intensity of Mark's biography that is evident as subject matter in much of his work. The main thing to keep in mind in this regard is that ultimately for Mark the chemistry and processes of photography were his painterly tools and that meaning was penultimate as techniques and explorations met with his primary subject, his life. (read more)
About the Curator:
Rafael Sánchez is a Cuban born visual artist, performer, filmmaker and coeditor with his life partner, the artist Kathleen White, of alLuPiNiT, the New York City environmental magazine. His projects have been presented localy at Participant Inc., Thread Waxing Space and the legendary nightspot Jackie 60. A great percentage of his work has been presented abroad (London, Paris, Mexico City) often with a stream of collaborators that include performer/writer Jim Fletcher, artist/musician Neke Carson, photo artist Gail Thacker and film/video artist Glen Fogel. He has also participated on projects with New York City Players, localy and abroad. Currently his collaborative work with Kathleen White, TABLE project and Some-what Portable Dolmen will be included here in New York City in this year's S Files bienial at El Museo del Barrio. His essay Panorama With Hood Ornament about Morrisroe was published for the exhibition catalog, "Boston School", Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1995.
More on Morrisroe:
Mark Morrisroe: From This Moment On Artists Space 38 Greene Street 3rd Floor, NYC, March 9 - May 1, 2011
Mark Morrisroe (1959-1989) ClampArt 521-531 West 25th Street Ground Floor, NYC, March 24 - April 30, 2011
What Comes Next? Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, Marc Lida, Andreas Senser, Bern Boyle, and contemporaries. A Visual AIDS symposium with Rafael Sanchez, Amy Scholder, Sur Rodney (Sur), Jonathan Weinberg and moderated by Dean Daderko. Hosted by The Fales Library at New York University on Wednesday April 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM