In Sickness, curated by Benjamin Terry, brings together artists Jonathan Molina Garcia and Emily Peacock. Each artist deftly navigates between photography, collage, performance, installation, video, and other various modes of making. They are motivated by their own experiences and relationships, and ultimately dedicated to constructing and revealing moments of humanity through pain, intimacy, loss, and love.
Jonathan Molina Garcia’s work is specifically in response to his interactions with an older generation of HIV positive men. The basis of their meeting was their shared HIV status. Jonathan’s work is an attempt to learn to communicate intergenrationally, a means to understand the shared experience of illness in the light of differences in class, race, and age that continue to create antagonisms in queer communities. Jonathan’s work has much to say about flirtation and desire, while questions of attraction and vanity emerge.
Emily Peacock’s work has largely been based on collaborations with her family, dealing with relationships, personal struggles, and identity. In this particular group, she creates emotionally loaded images and objects in response to her closest collaborator, best friend, and mother’s illness and death. As the main caretaker of her dying mother, Emily’s work intimately traverses her concerns about the body, family attachment, class, and nostalgia.
Opening Reception February 24th from 5 PM – 7 PM
Artist Talk: In Sickness March 22 at 6:30 PM