The Air We Breathe

November 05, 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
    Raymond Pettibon, No Title (Paint fills them...), 2003; pen and ink on paper; courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Raymond Pettibon; photo: Don Ross
  • D-J Alvarez two panel drawing with two people on motorcycle and black and white lines
    D-L Alvarez, You need a civil rights bill, not me, 2011; graphite and colored pencil on paper; courtesy the artist; D-L Alvarez; photo: Don Ross
  • two female silhoutte cut outs on lined blue and red graph paper
    Johanna Calle, Untitled (roles) (detail), 2011; typed transfer print on ledger paper; courtesy the artist and Galaria Casas Riegner, Bogot; Johanna Calle; photo: Don Ross