WITH(OUT) WITH(IN) THE VERY MOMENT :: San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

With(out) With(in) the very moment 

April 18 –June 22, 2019
Opening: Thursday 18 April, 6-8pm 

Curated by Margaret Tedesco 

SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126
(Tuesday- Saturday 11am-6pm) 
Free and open to the public

With(out) With(in) the very moment features artists who have lived through the moments of activism that have become a vital part of queer culture, creating works that have and continue to bear witness to the events that have shaped the LGBTQ community. 

The exhibition originated out of the work of Ed Aulerich-Sugai an artist, writer, gardener, and AIDS activist, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1994-and includes work by seven long-time Bay Area artists: Elliot Anderson, Adam J. Ansell, Mark M. Garrett, Cliff Hengst, Nancer LeMoins, Mark Paron, and writer Anton Stuebner. Their work spans painting, sculpture, video, photography, and writing, using various media to tell shared histories and to articulate all that they have witnessed. 

In addition to the works by the artists, the exhibition will also feature ALTERNATE ENDINGS, a series of video programs organized by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Artwhich includes videos by My Barbarian, AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), Brontez Purnell, Cheryl Dunye, Ellen Spiro, Kia LaBeija, Lyle Ashton Harris, and many more.

Public Program Series  
Read My Lips…Again 

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30pm
Reading of You are not alone by Anton Stuebner followed by a screening of Michael Wallin’s Black Sheep Boy (1995, 16mm, TRT 37 min) Co-presented with Canyon Cinema

Wednesday, May 29, 6:30pm
About Ed: Reading and conversation with Robert Glück, Alla Efimova, and Daniel Ostrow

Thursday, June 13, 6:30pm
Screening of Criminal Queers (2015) followed by a Q&A with co-director Eric Stanley (Chris E. Vargas)

All public programs: SFAC Main Gallery, free and open to the public

Ed Aulerich-Sugai Power in Storage Mask 3, 1989Watercolor, mixed media on paper, 28 ½ x 27 inches Courtesy of Ed Aulerich-Sugai Collection and Archive