30 Years and Counting: “Art AIDS America”

"Art AIDS American" opening night at the ONE Gallery

The ONE Gallery in West Hollywood held the opening night reception last Friday night for part one of “Art AIDS America”, an exhibit presented as part of the city of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Arts Festival held in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

The works presented here represent a spectrum of artists’ responses to the AIDS pandemic from the early ’80s to more recent works. Among the artists whose work is on exhibit: Julie Tolentino, Cathy Opie, Joey Terrill, Tino Rodriguez, Rudy Lemcke, Albert Winn and Shimon Attie.

Part two of “Art AIDS America” also opened Friday night and can be seen at the West Hollywood Library.

Part one of “Art AIDS America” is on view at the ONE Gallery, 626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, 90069.  Hours: Thursdays: 4pm-8pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-5pm, Closed Monday through Wednesday,

All images by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.

Judy Ornelas Sisneros

About Judy Ornelas Sisneros

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.
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1 Response to 30 Years and Counting: “Art AIDS America”

  1. ferragosto1 says:


    Great work. Just don’t let the carnivorous theoreticians gobble it up!
    Ty & James

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