Perimeter Gallery at Art Share LA, CA
Eugene Huffman, "POS•I•TIV•I•TY", 2018.
Visual AIDS Artist Member and HIV Activist Eugene Huffman and Art Share LA have collaborated to bring the works of Los Angeles Artists George Dinhaupt, Eugene Huffman, Kyle Kupres, Ed Lightner, Vasilios Papapitsios, Ryan Stanford and Joey Terrill; and San Diego Artists Rory Chrz, Patrick N Brown, David Jester, JP Schiteman and Patric Stillman. Special Guest Community Ally, Dominatrix and Performance Artist Bella Bathory will be showcasing photography of her performances as well.
“Through my own work as a visual artist, I have long admired how Visual AIDS in New York has given HIV-Positive artists a platform to express their lives and work. I saw a need in Southern California’s arts scene for this exact thing. With this in mind, I was able to bring Visual AIDS and Art Share LA together,” said curator Eugene Huffman. “I think the exhibit can serve as a starting point to bring together HIV-Positive artists and perhaps create some bonds that will continue beyond POS•I•TIV•I•TY.”
Visual Artist and San Diego Gallery Owner Patric Stillman agrees: “It’s a rare treat to have San Diego and Los Angeles artists come together. Any one show can only scratch the surface but with the intent this show has been created from, I find it especially exciting to have an opportunity to meet and exhibit with a small group of my contemporaries. Who knows where it will go from here or who will join in down the road. Let’s do it!”
Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 7-10 pm.