Trash, 1975, Joe Brainard collage and poster paint on paper, 6x4, Courtesy of the estate of Joe Brainard

This month, David Getsy curated Making Do, featuring Mark Morrisroe, Chuck Nanney, Curtis Carman, James "Jimmie Mack" Simmonds, Stephen Varble, Greg Maskwa, Mooshka, Paul Thek, Michael Harewood, Joey Terrill Scott Burton, -Richard J. Treitner, and Joe Brainard.

Getsy says, "We make our way through our days, every day. Familiar objects, places and habits mark our rhythm and our meter. It is often easier to remember the interruptions, the events and the surprises. The mundane, however, provides the backdrop. It is the potency of the everyday and the urgency of making it livable that have proven so important to many artists. Making Do is about just that: The works in this selection take on and transform daily, habitual, otherwise unremarkable objects, places and practices. They are the evidence of enduring and a testament to flourishing." Read More.

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 and Visual AIDS Artists Registry. View past Web Gallery here.

Mark Morrisroe

Chuck Nanney

Curtis Carman

James "Jimmie Mack" Simmonds

Stephen Varble

Greg Maskwa


Paul Thek

Michael Harewood

Joey Terrill

Scott Burton

Richard Treitner

Joe Brainard