Epidemic: an exhibition by Dr. Eric Avery and Adam DelMarcelle
Dr. Eric Avery began making woodcuts in response to his experiences with disease as Medical Director of the Las Dhure Refugee Camp in Somalia. He returned to the U.S. just as HIV/AIDS diagnoses began. Avery, who is gay, made his woodcut Blood Test during the two weeks he waited for the results of his HIV test. This exhibition juxtaposes his work made in response to the AIDS epidemic with the work of Adam DelMarcelle, whose project What Heroin Sounds Like creates a platform and gathering place to speak openly about the opioid epidemic and demand urgent action to confront it.