A series of queer drawings from New York artist and illustrator Mark Addison Smith opens Nov. 20 at the Center on Halsted in conjunction with World AIDS Day.
Friday, November 20, 2015 ( opening reception from 7-9pm )
Show runs November 20—January 5, 2016
Center on Halsted 2nd Floor Gallery
3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago
The series, entitled Years Yet Yesterday, is an alphabet-based set of drawings taken from gay activist Larry Kramer's 2004 call-to-action speech, The Tragedy of Today's Gays. Each drawing incorporates three charged words of the same first letter from Kramer's original speech drawn hundreds of times. The series was completed to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Kramer's address at Cooper Union Hall in New York City.
The Center On Halsted ( 2nd Floor Gallery, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago ) is hosting the inaugural exhibition of the entire collection. Smith will be present and signing catalogs at the opening on Friday, November 20 from 7-9 p.m. Original drawings from this series will be for sale through the Center On Halsted.