Anthea Black exhibiting in: AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism

repeat pattern silhouette of two women and text
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:00am

AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism examines how artists and activists have expanded the idea of caretaking and family and navigated the political stakes of domestic life in the face of the HIV/AIDS crisis, from the early 1980s to the present. From the earliest diagnoses, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spurred New Yorkers to create new forms of social support, identify new legal battles, and explore new artistic terrain. The exhibition places paintings, photography, and film alongside archival objects from activist groups and support programs to uncover the private stories of HIV and AIDS and reconsider caretaking, community building, and making art as acts of resistance.

 "AIDS at Home" features work by Anthea Black, Gavin Browning, Bill Bytsura, Vincent Cianni, Ben Cuevas, Chloe Dzubilo, Liliana Fasanella, Avram Finkelstein, Carl George, Nan Goldin, Lori Grinker, Alexandra Juhasz, Yeonjune Jung, Theodore Kerr, Alain Klarer, Susan Kuklin, Kia LaBeija, Gin Louie, Fred McDarrah, Joyce McDonald, Luna Luis Ortiz, Hunter Reynolds, Eric Rhein, L.j. Roberts, Ira Sachs, Rafael Sánchez, Juanita Mohammed Szczepanski, Michael Slocum, Lee Snider, Hugh Steers, Sur Rodney Sur, Gail Thacker

The groups and organizations include ACT UP NY, the ACLU, Bailey House, GMHC, God’s Love We Deliver, Housing Works, Stand Up Harlem, VOCAL-NY, WAVE (Women’s AIDS Video Enterprise), and What Would an HIV Doula Do? 


Venue & Address: 
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street

MIRROR DRAWING, featuring Anthea Black and Thea Yabut

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, April 14, 2017 - 6:00pm


Anthea Black (Toronto)

Thea Yabut (Montreal)

Exhibition from March 17 to April 14, 2017
Opening Friday March 17, 6pm to 9pm
Artist Talk 7pm

Singularity is always already plural; individuals are at once unique in their differences and relational to others. Anthea Black and Thea Yabut create drawings, book works, prints, photographs, and composite films simultaneously together and individually, each mimicking the other’s movements and marks on the surface or page. This repetitive relationality has an allegory in pattern, which is a succession of singularities brought together and recapitulated in all directions. The uneven quality and weight of the lines registered in their Mirror Drawings allows difference and uncertainty to slip into repetition. The gesture of each artist is the same but the effect is not. Every movement contains its own possibility. Repetition and mirroring are processes that don’t disappear into the image; rather Black and Yabut’s images make these processes visible, registering the hands—the materiality—of the artists together and differently.  -Jen Kennedy

Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her studio works in print, textiles, performance and video have been exhibited in Canada, the US, and Europe and her writing has been published by Bordercrossings, No More Potlucks, Carleton University Art Gallery, TRUCK: Contemporary Art in Calgary, and FUSE Magazine. She is the co-editor of Craft on Demand: The New Politics of the Handmade, with Nicole Burisch. In 2012, she was Viola Frey Visiting Artist-Scholar at the California College of Art and is current faculty at OCAD University in Printmaking, Publications, and Art and Social Change.
Thea Yabut a Canadian visual artist primarily working in drawing. Her recent solo-exhibitions include, Latticework at Open Sesame (Kitchener-Waterloo), Striations Over the Lattice Site at Line Gallery (North Bay, ON), Lines of Necessity at McIntosh Gallery (London, ON), and two-person exhibition, LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT in collaboration with Anthea Black at Forest City Gallery (London, ON). She holds an MFA from The University of Western Ontario in 2013 and a BFA with Distinction from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007. From 2013 to 2016 she worked as the Gallery Manager and Curator of DNA artspace in London, ON. She is currently based in Montreal, QC.

Exposition du 17 mars au 14 avril 2017
Vernissage Vendredi 17 mars, 18h à 21h
Présentation d'artiste 19h

La singularité est toujours plurielle; les individus sont à la fois uniques dans leurs différences et dans leurs relations avec les autres. Anthea Black et Thea Yabut créent des dessins, des livres, des gravures, des photographies et des films composites, simultanément et individuellement, chacune imitant les mouvements et les marques de l'autre sur la surface ou la page. Cette relation répétitive crée un motif allégorique, qui est une succession de singularités rassemblées et récapitulées dans toutes les directions. La qualité inégale et le poids des lignes enregistrées dans leurs Mirror Drawings permettent à la différence et à l'incertitude de se glisser dans la répétition. Le geste de chaque artiste est le même, mais l'effet ne l’est pas. Chaque mouvement contient sa propre possibilité. La répétition et l'effet de mirroir sont des processus qui ne disparaissent pas dans l'image; plutôt, les images de Black et Yabut rendent ces processus visibles, en enregistrant les mains - la matérialité - des artistes ensemble et différemment.

- Jen Kennedy

Anthea Black est une artiste canadienne, écrivaine et travailleuse culturelle. Ses oeuvres d’impression, de textile, de performance et de vidéo ont été exposées au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe et ses écrits ont été publiés par Bordercrossings, No More Potlucks, Carleton University Art Gallery, TRUCK: Contemporary Art in Calgary et FUSE. Elle est co-éditrice de Craft on Demand: The New Politics of the Handmade, avec Nicole Burisch. En 2012, elle a été invitée à titre d’artiste-chercheure dans le cadre du programme Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor du California College of Art et est actuellement professeur à l'Université OCAD en Printmaking, Publications, et en Art and Social Change.

Thea Yabut est une artiste visuelle canadienne travaillant principalement le dessin. Ses récentes expositions solos incluent Latticework à Open Sesame (Kitchener-Waterloo), Striations Over the Lattice Site à la Line Gallery (North Bay, ON), Lines of Necessity à la McIntosh Gallery (Londres, ON) et une exposition duo, LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT en collaboration avec Anthea Black à la Forest City Gallery (Londres, ON). Elle est titulaire d'un MFA de l'Université Western Ontario (2013) et d'un BFA avec distinction de l'Alberta College of Art and Design (2007). De 2013 à 2016, elle a travaillé comme galeriste et commissaire à la DNA artspace à London, ON. Elle est actuellement basée à Montréal, QC


Venue & Address: 
LA CENTRALE galerie Powerhouse 4296 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec