Tuesday, November 28, 2017

TRIBES exhibition


My solo exhibition, TRIBES, is currently on view at The Gilded Owl in Hudson, NY through January 5th. 105 WARREN ST HUDSON, NY 12534 (917)270-2480 ANDY@THEGILDEDOWL.COM


ON THE SPECTRUM,
2017
Rayon floss on linen toile
31” x 35”

FLAMER,
2017
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
28” x 36”
YOUNG JUGGALOS IN LOVE,
2017
Rayon floss on linen toile upholstered on a late 1940’s Chiavari Paragina chair
THE LONERS,
2017
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
28” x 36”
PIEBALDS & ALBINOS,
2017
Cotton floss on linen toile
31” x 35”
THINGS YOU CAN DO IN A BALLOON,
2017
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
30” x 36”
A GREEN MAN,
2015
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
24” x 24”
HIM, AGAIN,
2015
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
33” x 39”
CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE,
2015
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
31” x 35”
THE NARCISSISTS,
2015
Cotton and rayon floss on linen toile
19”x 25”

The Eighties




RICHARD SAJA
The Eighties
slipcast porcelain
dimensions variable
2017
Fabricated by:
Jonathan White, Odd Inq

Photography by Kyle Dubay, courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.

Born in the mid-sixties, I became aware of my difference as a child and this difference really blossomed in my adolescence in the early 80s - - a time coincidental with the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. Growing up in the NYC area, the “gay plague” was a frequent news story and a hysterical news media instilled in my then-impressionable young mind a terror whose presence still reverberates, regardless of reason. The “safe sex” movement was something I paid attention to, preferring self preservation to the alternative and I am one of the lucky ones who got away in those early days. I lost many dear, beautiful and gentle people to the virus - one after the other they fell helpless to a little understood illness. This work is a memorial not only to them but also to those who took care of them in their often horrible last days: to the partners, to the families, to the doctors and nurses and to all the caregivers of the epidemic. For Ray, Will, Tim, Jaimie, Albert and Emilio, I remember.

Historically Inaccurate: A Retrospective


A retrospective of my work is currently on view at the ICA at MeCA, closing 12/8. All photography by Kyle Dubay, courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.