Lifelines: Recent Work by Avram Finkelstein
February 15 - March 14, 2013
Lifelines: Recent Work by Avram Finkelstein is the first American solo show of new work by Avram Finkelstein, a New York based artist and founding member of the two most influential artist collectives formed in response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s: the Silence=Death Project and Gran Fury.
This major exhibition advances Finkelstein’s important artistic exploration of sexuality, family, AIDS, politics, class, domesticity, and traditional art in a digital age. Featuring a series of large collages, digital prints, photographs, wood sculptures, and an installation of a worker’s room based on Soviet textiles, Lifelines tells a fascinating and moving story about the aftershocks resonating through the art world following the early, terrifying years of the AIDS crisis in America and its collective political response, while also offering a deeply personal meditation on this important artist’s interconnected experiences of iden- tity, politics, family, and history.
Lifelines opens on Friday, February 15 at UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery, with a reception that evening from 6:00 until 9:00 PM, and runs through March 14th. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.