Play Smart -- 2012
Safer Sex Trading Cards by Amos Mac, Iván Monforte, Richard Renaldi and Christopher Schulz
PLAY SMART is an honest and sexy approach to promote harm reduction, testing, and post-exposure prophylaxis among gay men. This is the third edition of the PLAY SMART series, featuring works from Amos Mac, Iván Monforte, Richard Renaldi and Christopher Schulz that aim to also create positive images of different bodies. PLAY SMART is packaged with two trading cards, a sticker, condoms and lube. The trading cards come in both English and Spanish, and feature information to help you play smart.
Produced by Visual AIDS for free distribution, Play Smart will be available in bulk (at the cost of shipping and handling) starting in June. Contact Ted at Visual AIDS for more info.
Amos Mac is an artist, writer and publisher who photographs the dynamic, the gender non-conforming, the under-represented and beyond though voyeuristic, high-end snap-shot styled portraits. He has shown his photographs in galleries and at events internationally, toured nationally with Sister Spit: The Next Generation and both his written and photographic work have been published in collaboration with the Huffington Post, Italian Vogue, CANDY, BUTT, OUT, and countless others. In 2009 he launched Original Plumbing, the premier quarterly magazine that documents the culture of transgender men. Tumblr: http://amosmac.tumblr.com / Twitter: @amosmacphotos.
New York-based Iván Monforte was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and an M.F.A. from New York University in 2004. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. He has shown at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery, Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, Artists Space as part of PERFORMA05, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, La MaMa Galleria, and Socrates Sculpture Park. He is the recipient of a UCLA Art Council Award, a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation, and an Art Matters grant for research in Samoa. He has participated in residencies at Sidestreet Projects, Lower East Side Print Shop, Center for Book Arts, and Smack Mellon.
Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 Renaldi's first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press.
Christopher Schulz is a print designer and independent publisher known for his pictorial publication, Pinups, as well as various graphic works including digital collages (Mopping is Stealing) and most recently a book of fan-fiction drawings titled Seth. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in the LGBT collection at the New York Public Library. Christopher is a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
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This project is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).