Monday, July 2, 2012
Overnight Wave (For Arthur), curated by Rick Herron
Visual AIDS is proud to present the online web gallery Overnight Wave (For Arthur), curated by Rick Herron and featuring the artwork of Copy Berg, Robert Blanchon, Raymond Bordeaux, Philip Calkins, Luis Carle, Vincent Cianni, Donna Haggerty, Reynold Hauser, Tim Jocelyn, Leslie Kaliades, Luis Miller, Eduardo Mirales, Frank Moore, Michael P. Moore, and John Morrison.
My mind drifted out to sea at a performance of avant-garde musician Arthur Russell's "Instrumentals" this spring at The Kitchen. Though Russell died of complications from AIDS twenty years ago, as the ensemble launched into "Instrumentals", he felt very close to the moment and my mind and emotions raced the whole evening... For this web gallery, I've made selections from The Frank Moore Archive Project at Visual AIDS to create a visual tribute to the musical world of Arthur Russell. To hear Russell's music for the first time is a moment of great discovery. (read more)
About the Curator:
Rick Herron is an independent curator, artist, performer and museum worker living in New York City. He received his BA from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with English and Art History majors. He has worked for The Kitchen, Thrust Projects and Rhizome. Since 2007, Rick has performed or presented work at Abrons Art Center, Chashama, La Mama, Triskelion Arts, Danspace, Center for Performance Research, The Helen Day Art Center, Robert Goff Gallery, G Adventures and Performa. Currently, he is the Assistant Manager of Visitor Services at The New Museum. Like Arthur Russell, he's a nice Buddhist boy from the Midwest who loves music and the ocean.
Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project. The Archive Project is both a service to HIV+ artists, while preserving a visual record of their work, and a public resource, to teach about AIDS art activism and the lasting importance of HIV+ visual artists. Membership in The Archive Project is free and open to all professional visual artists living with HIV/AIDS and the estates of artists who have died from AIDS.
top image: Copy Berg, Going to the land of the Dead, 1983, 48" x 72", oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Estate of Copy Berg