The Brick City Gallery is kicking off its spring 2021 program with Human +: Living & Making during the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, featuring five artists creating work while living with HIV today.
Human +, open January 11th through February 7th, features a variety of traditional mediums, as well as an interactive social practice project, “Love Positive Women.” This project allows visitors to reflect on the effects of the virus on women and encourages them to take action on loving and supporting HIV positive women.
Visitors are invited to participate in this ongoing social practice project by creating their own note with words of encouragement and love for positive women. Completed cards are displayed on the gallery wall, becoming part of the exhibition and the larger Love Positive Women project.
This project, along with portraits from Kairon Liu, Darryl D. Terrell, and Jessica Whitbread, are united through the woven web of Ben Cuevas’s Knit Veins, visually conveying that we are all knit together with the same human veins.
Human+ also features a curated timeline tracing the global and local history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This timeline covers not only the stark reality of the virus, but also moments of hope as our global community strives to find a cure.
Human+ is open from January 11th through February 7th at the Brick City Gallery. Address: 215 W. Milll St. Springfield, MO 65806. Hours: 11am-6pm Monday thru Friday, Saturday noon-4pm, and special late-night showings on Thursdays until 8pm. Please wear a mask and practice safe distancing when visiting the gallery. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details.