Art AIDS America

Co-curated by Jonathan D. Katz & Rock Hushka

July 13 to September 25, 2016

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

This summer The Bronx Museum of the Arts will present Art AIDS America, the first exhibition to examine the deep and ongoing influence of the AIDS crisis on American art and culture. The exhibition will feature more than 125 works in a wide range of media dating from 1981 to the present day, by artists including Félix González-Torres, Derek Jackson, Kia Labeija, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Martin Wong. The exhibition, on view from July 13 through September 25, is organized by the Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor. 60 X variable width, 2013 – 2015

Open Studio: May 17–22

Come see my new series of paintings based on Schubert’s Winterreise

Thursday, May 19, 12-6 PM
Friday, May 20, 12-6 PM
Saturday , May 21, 12-6 PM
Sunday, May 22, 11-2 PM

And by appointment May 17-22

Location: 37-24 24th Street, #405, Long Island City (google map)

RSVP: 718-392-3751

John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship

Patrick Webb was awarded a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for continued work on his Tinker Tailor cycle.

Jailer, Engine Driver, Pirate Chief. 60 X variable width, 2013 – 2015


An installation of paintings by Patrick Webb

September 29 – October 24, 2015
Reception : October 1, 6-8 PM
The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, NYC
Catalog available at exhibition with essay by Jonathan D. Katz.

Download catalog (pdf)

Lamentation of Punchinello/ By Punchinello’s Bedside
78 X 117″, 1992, collection of the Lelsie Lohman Museum

Art AIDS America

Co-curated by Jonathan D. Katz & Rock Hushka

October 3, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Tacoma Museum, Tacoma, MA

Art AIDS America examines 30 years of artistic production made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Surveying the early 1980s to the present, this exhibition reintroduces and explores a spectrum of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, considering how the disease shifted the development of American art away from the conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a more insistently political and autobiographical voice.
Presented in two parts at the ONE Gallery and the West Hollywood Library as a part of One City One Pride, this iteration of the exhibition comprises a select preview of the larger show opening at the Tacoma Art Museum in October 2015. In West Hollywood, works on view at the Library explore a wide range of creative expressions from the early years of AIDS to the present, while the presentation at the ONE Gallery focuses special attention on California-based artists.

Future Venues
Zuckerman Museum of Art Kennesaw State University, GA, February 9 – May 21, 2016
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, June 23 – September 11, 2016

36 X 32″, 2005, collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum

On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life

Curated by James M. Saslow

Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

August 14 – October 25, 2015. Opening Reception: August 14, 6 – 8PM

This exhibition is timely in a decade that has seen the unprecedented mushrooming of gay marriage, child-rearing, and domesticity, and increasing acceptance both legally and socially. The thrust of queer politics has shifted from asserting our right to be different and erotic toward demanding the rights of everyone else. The show will contribute to a long-running socio-political debate within the LGBTQ world: are we, apart from our sexuality, “just like everyone else.”