From May 1 – June 5, 2011, PARTICIPANT INC presents Survival AIDS, a major solo exhibition by Hunter Reynolds. Reynolds is a New York artist and activist who has been living with HIV/AIDS since 1984. Survival AIDS spans two decades of Reynolds’ work, incorporating key elements of his ongoing practice—the Blood Spot series, Mummification performances, and Photo Weavings. Reflecting a present state of the HIV/AIDS crisis, Reynolds reconfigures historical material, performance remnants, and a vast collection of newspaper clippings related to HIV/AIDS in a new site-specific installation.
Hunter Reynolds is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and AIDS activist. For over twenty years, he has been using photography, performance, and installation to express his experience as an HIV+ gay man. His work addresses issues of gender identity; political, social, and sexual histories; mourning, loss, survival, hope, and healing. He has performed extensively, both nationally and internationally, as his alter ego, Patina du Prey. His project, Memorial Dress, involved posing on a rotating platform for several hours a day while wearing a dress printed with over 25,000 names of people who have died of HIV/AIDS.
253 East Houston Street
May 2 – June 5, 2011
Wednesday – Sunday, 12n-7pm.