Show to ‘arrest’ viewer in tracks

     (PNAN-CALIF) – Closing with a reception on Thursday, April 14, at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010” is an exhibition paying tribute to James Lapides’ extensive archive of international AIDS Awareness posters, including posters from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Mexican poster

     Over 150 posters presents a view of diverse visual strategies created by many different artists and their own distinct cultural and national perspectives on the subject of AIDS as a public health emergency. A few of the most notable AIDS education posters are included, as well as countries located in Africa, Asia, Oceania, North America, South America and Europe are represented.

      “The AIDS epidemic spread devastation across all swaths of humanity, regardless of culture, tradition, or social perspectives,” said Williamson Gallery director Stephen Nowlin. “This exhibition delivers a commanding representation of these messages. The posters are arresting and provocative, but the thread of compassion and human outreach that weaves through all of them will make gallery visitors hold their breath in contemplation,” he added.

South Korean poster

     In conjunction with this exhibition, on Monday, April 11, the gallery will host an Art Center Illustration Department/Designmatters show called: “The Graying of AIDS Exhibition: Off The Wall,” which showcases student work inspired by “The Graying of AIDS: Stories from an Aging Epidemic,” a multi-platform outreach campaign that aims to educate health care and social service professionals about the risks and realities of HIV/AIDS and older adults. Studies project by 2015, more than half of all people living with HIV in the US will be over 50.

      Located at 1700 Lida Street in Pasadena, the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design is open from noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 9:00 pm, Friday. For more information, call 626.396.2446.

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