The Air We Breathe

November 5, 2011–February 20, 2012

In the belief that art can promote dialogue and enable understanding, The Air We Breathe brings together visual artists and poets to reflect on the subject of equal rights for same-sex couples, including the right to marry. The exhibition features works by artists including D-L Alvarez, Simon Fujiwara, Robert Gober, Raymond Pettibon, Amy Sillman, and Allison Smith, along with new poetry by John Ashbery, Anne Waldman, and others.

Pettibon painting with two hearts
D-J Alvarez two panel drawing with two people on motorcycle and black and white lines
two female silhoutte cut outs on lined blue and red graph paper

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (Paint fills them…), 2003; courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles; photo: Don Ross; © Raymond Pettibon

D-L Alvarez, You need a civil rights bill, not me, 2011; courtesy the artist; photo: Don Ross; © D-L Alvarez

Johanna Calle, Untitled (roles) (detail), 2011; courtesy the artist and Galaria Casas Riegner, Bogot; photo: Don Ross; © Johanna Calle