Wes Kennedy - Albert Winn - The Anschutz Medical Campus

Wes Kennedy Cheating Death, 1986, Gelatin Silver Print, Collection of Michael Murray


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December 13, 2102 - February 14, 2013

The AIDS epidemic sometimes seems like a disease of the past, but it is still very much with us.   In the 80s and 90s, photography played a large role in shaping public perception of the disease, and the images we encountered were of mostly white gay men with hollowed eyes and emaciated bodies, hopelessly resigned to death.

This exhibition features two artists from that time, one is Wes Kennedy and the other is Albert Winn.  Kennedy died in 1993 of the disease.  His work is rooted in fantasies with manipulations of dream-like images that are alternately erotic, grotesque and surreal.  Winn survived those years as one of the first generation of AIDS sufferers to be treated by the “cocktail,” a combination of anti-retroviral drugs.  His photographs are confrontational and domestically tender.

Albert Winn and curator Simon Zalkind will discuss the exhibition, on January 31
at 4pm at the Fulginiti Pavilion
.  Free and open to the public.

Read about the exhibition in Westword.

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Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.
13001 E 17th Place, Aurora, Colorado

Driving Directions: Visitors are advised to enter
the Anschutz Medical Campus via Montview
Boulevard to access easily visitor parking sites.
The Fulginiti Pavilion is located on East 19th
Avenue between Uvalda Court (east) and Racine
Street (west). From the west, enter campus from
Peoria Street on Montview, and turn south on
Uvalda Court. From the east, enter campus from
Fitzsimons Parkway on Montview, and turn south
on Uvalda Court. The Georgetown Visitor Parking
Lot is on the southeastern corner of Uvalda
Court and East 19th Avenue.