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[[top image - photograph of bedroom]] SHELLBURNE THURBER Born 1949 Lives in Boston, MA Motel Room 1987 Ektacolor print 20 x 24 inches A bedroom speaks of intimacy-- the intimacy of dreams, of secrets kept under wraps during the day and allowed to surface at night, of sex. These particular bedrooms, in their emptiness and desolate anonymity, also speak of loss - spaces once occupied, now stripped of any vestige of the humanity that briefly resided in them. AIDS has left empty spaces in many lives including my own. Hopefully these images help to convey some sense of the implacable finality associated with this loss. [[bottom image - painting of woman]] KEN TISA Born 1945 Lives in New York City Why Not Now 1986 acrylic on cotton 28 x 30 inches Courtesy: Alexander Wood Gallery The death of loved ones is painful and transformational. The void in one's life after is unbearable. My paintings are about the search for the spirit and the evolution the soul goes through as it passes from the physical to the metaphysical. 30 [[end page]] [[start page]] [[image - photograph of slogan saying "Fight AIDS Kill a Quere"]] DAVID WOJNAROWICZ Born 1954 Lives in New York City america 1989 black and white photograph 8 x 10 inches Courtesy: PPOW Gallery 31
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