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AIDS IS... -- 2012
Artist Edition Tote Bag by Daryl Vocat

AIDS IS... -- 2012

What is AIDS?
Put another way, "AIDS IS..."

Visual AIDS is proud to unveil our Artist Edition / Broadside tote bag (Summer 2012) from acclaimed artist Daryl Vocat:

"Much of my work involves re-drawing and collaging together images from Scout handbooks in order to tell different, or parallel stories to the original narratives. I am interesting in both subverting and paying homage to the ideas and ideals in Scouting. The images that I create often depict moments where it is unclear what has come before, or what will come after. In this particular image a character has begun to write out a phrase starting with the words, "AIDS is__." We don't know specifically how the sentence will end, but instead are left to contemplate what AIDS could be." -- Daryl Vocat

About the artist:
Daryl Vocat is a visual artist living and working in Toronto. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, and his Master of Fine Arts degree at York University in Toronto. His main focus is printmaking, specifically screen printing. He works out of Toronto's Open Studio. Solo exhibitions include Blackburn 20/20 in New York City, Thrush Holmes Empire, Open Studio, and York Quay Gallery in Toronto, SNAP gallery and Latitude 53 in Edmonton, Eastern Edge Gallery in St John's, and Maison Kasini in Montreal. He has participated in several group exhibitions both in Canada and beyond, including an internationally touring exhibition titled Further, Artists From Printmaking at the Edge.

The "AIDS IS..." tote is now available from Visual AIDS. Watch for them at the International AIDS Conference this year in Washington, and at events around New York this summer. Contact us at info@visualaids.org to get your own free "AIDS IS..." tote bag.

For past Broadsides click here

This project is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

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