Jul 26, 2016

IV Embrace: On Caregiving and Creativity



In The Power of Your Care 

The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, NYC

IV Embrace: On Caregiving & Creativity –


A Panel Moderated by Ted Kerr
with Artists Rafael Sánchez, Joy Episalla, and Lodz Joseph

Organized by Visual AIDS

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6 to 8pm


Organized by Rubin Foundation grantee Visual AIDS, this conversation featured artists and activists Joy Episalla, Rafael Sánchez, and Lodz Joseph in a discussion on the role of caring and caregivers throughout the ongoing AIDS crisis from an artist and doula perspective. Moderated by Ted Kerr, IV Embrace: On Caregiving & Creativity highlighted personal experiences from both sides of the caregiving process: both caring for and receiving care. In conjunction with the exhibition In the Power of Your Care, the event highlighted artworks in the exhibition by Hunter Reynolds and Frank Moore as well as works by Hugh Steers and Kathleen White, among others.


In the spirit of community, Rafael Sánchez and Kathleen White created alLuPiNiT (the new york city environ mental magazine) in 2008. alLuPiNiT Vol. 5: Hunter Reynolds, Survival AIDS coincided with Reynolds’ 2011 show of the same title at Participant Inc. It was around that time that White offered to help Reynolds adhere to his meds by checking in with him by phone daily, which Reynolds eventually incorporated into his artistic practice with his work Medication Reminder. In the summer of 2013, just weeks after Visual AIDS’ Not Over exhibition, which included installations by both Reynolds and Sánchez, White was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. It was an incredibly tragic year but they loved and cared for each other and continued to be artists through all of it. White passed away on September 2, 2014. It was the day after her last show had closed.





Mark Morrisroe                                                                 Mark Morrisroe
Self Portrait, 1980                                                             Self Portrait, 1989 




Kathleen White, The Spark Between L And D, 1987


still from video by Dick Mitchell


https://vimeo.com/166257261



Kathleen White, dress from The Spark Between L And D, 1987

Hunter Reynolds, AIDS Memorial Dress, 1993-97


Rafael Sánchez, Beside the Bed, 1994



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcI3h5oa1dw

http://bodyliterature.com/rafael-sanchez/


Hunter Reynolds, Mummification, w/ Rafael Sánchez

Rafael Sánchez, Les Fleurs des Vents w/ Hunter Reynolds



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R114xHrIcN4



Ground Zero, NY, 2001



Kathleen White
Love Letter, oil on canvas, 2002

Kathleen White, Devotion, Participant Inc, Jan. 2004

Rafael Sánchez, REVOLVER
Participant Inc, Oct. 2004

pictured Robert Appleton and Kathleen White

https://vimeo.com/108204884



Sánchez / White,

Unifesto, 2006; stencil-action, 2013

http://cityandstateny.com/articles/policy/healthcare/the-bargain-that-closed-st.-vincent’s.html#.V5gyaDfgt5g




Sánchez / White, Bookstand

2004 -ongoing;  Art in General, 2010

http://allupinit-nyc.blogspot.com/2010/02/gotham-art-theater-by-elisabeth-kley.html 


Somewhat Portable Dolmen

Sánchez / White, 2007 -ongoing


https://vimeo.com/32184265


(a) Rake's Progress, Momenta Art, 2014

Pastels by Kathleen White; Installation by Rafael Sánchez


http://www.tribes.org/web/tag/kathleen-white/






Rehearsal for Kathleen White, Sound Texts performance
Alex Delenois, Jim Fletcher, Ben Williams, Allison Foland, Kate Valk, Tavish Miller
(R.Sánchez, J. Fletcher, dir.)

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, August 30, 2013


Below, last photo

Kathleen at home by Rafael
200 1st Ave. NYC, August 30, 2013




Sound Texts Flyer:



Sánchez / White