“Material Witnesses: Art and AIDS at the San Francisco Arts Commission”
by Matt Sussman, Art in America, June 19, 2019
Curated by Margaret Tedesco, the group exhibition highlights under-recognized Bay Area artists whose work centers on queer culture and activism in the 80’s and 90’s to reveal “a fuller history of this era and the various players involved.”
“The exhibition centers on the work of Aulerich-Sugai, who came of age as an artist and a gay man in San Francisco amid the heady days of gay liberation. Although he had maintained an active painting and drawing practice since earning his BA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1975, Aulerich-Sugai entered into an intensely prolific period of creation that began after he was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1987 and lasted until his death in 1994.”
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With(out) With(in) the very moment is on view through June 22, 2019 at the San Francisco Arts Commission main galleries (401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126).
Image: Installation view of 'With(out) With(in) the very moment,' at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, with Ed Aulerich-Sugai's work on the wall. (Photo by Phillip Maisel)