Why You Should Check Out 'Art & AIDS: Perceptions of Life'

For a fifth year, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will generously donate its gallery to host "Art & AIDS: Perceptions of Life," an exhibition featuring artists living with HIV or AIDS. One hundred works of art, utilizing diverse media, will be on display from December 19 to January 5, 2014.

Curated by Osvaldo Perdomo and David Livingston, the exhibition is the outcome of work from weekly therapeutic art classes run by GMHC's Volunteer, Work, and Wellness Center. Art teachers donate their time to conduct classes for GMHC's clients (consisting of professional and nonprofessional artists) and assist in curating the annual exhibition.

The work that is sold during the exhibition allows the artists to increase their financial independence, which is particularly important for those who live on a limited income. Plus the artists are then able to participate in additional shows, as most galleries mandate that artists must have already been part of one show.

For more information visit "Art & AIDS: Perceptions of Lifeand check out just a few of these great works of art below.

Paul Portrait Angular
Acrylic painting on paper

Charles Hopkinson    
Taos Cloud
Photographic C-print

Brian Crede
Chuck #2, 2013
Cut and layered paper
11" x 20"

At This Ungodly Hour
James Horner
Acrylic and mica chip on canvas
40" x 30"

John Hanning
I Survived AIDS
Digital Print
9" x 12"

Jaimes Horner
Pilate Washing His Hands
Acrylic and mica chip on tarp
54" x 90"

David Livingston
Charcoal on paper
17" x 14"

Matthew Deep in Thought
Acrylic, marker on paper
24" x 19"

Mohawk Man
Acrylic on paper
14" X 11"