Exhibitions AIDS FLASHback by Lola Flash
September 7 - October 27, 2018 VSW Gallery
VSW is very pleased to be exhibiting the work of Lola Flash in collaboration with ImageOut Art, a program of the Rochester LGBT film and video festival.
AIDS FLASHback focuses on Flash’s previous work as an activist. About the work she notes, “These selections are a reflection of the late 80s and early 90s, a time when the AIDS crisis was at its height in New York City. I was an activist and a member of ACT UP, as well as ART+ (an affinity group focusing on issues around brown people affected by AIDS). Some of the images are from ACT UP demonstrations in New York and Washington, DC. Others are photographs which speak to the sadness and loss of too many friends during that period, as well as the anger towards many of the institutions that silently watched us die.”
Lola Flash has been photographing for over thirty years with numerous exhibitions to date. She earned a BA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MA from the London College of Printing. Flash has received residencies from Light Work, the Art Matters Foundation, and Alice Yard. She lives and works in New York where she teaches photography, art, and English at a Brooklyn high school.
Friday, September 7, 6 – 9 pm
Join us for the First Friday opening with a gallery talk with Lola Flash at 6 pm.
Support for this exhibition came from Max and Marian Farash Foundation, Joy of Giving Something, and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.