an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 10.
Reynolds has been using installation, performance and photography to illustrate his experience as an HIV positive man living in the age of AIDS. He was an early member of ACT UP and co-founded Art Positive (an arts org fighting censorship and homophobia in the arts). His stands astride issues such as sexual history, gender, identity, politics, mourning, loss, survival and hope This exhibition at P.P.O.W will include a mummification skin that reflects the artist's vision of himself as a long-term AIDS survivor, large photo weavings and a new video work.
There will also be a parallel exhibit at Expo Chicago (Sept 14-20) with a "monumental" photo weaving made of clippings scanned from ACT Up Chicago archives and Dr. Daniel Berger (a Chicago doctor known for his work with HIV and AIDs patients).
Reynolds was born in Minnesota and lives in NYC. He has been the subject of many solo exhibits around the world.