Artist Hugh Steers died of AIDS in March, 1995 but has left a legacy of extraordinary art that captures the erotic passions of homosexuality and the era of HIV/AIDS. Steers was the half nephew of Jackie Kennedy and Gore Vidal. New York City's Alexander Gray Associates is hosting a new exhibition of his amazing work. The show will continue until February 16. The Gallery, which is located at 508 West 26th Street (212) 399-2636, writes in a press release about Steer's incredible art:
"Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of works by Hugh Steers, featuring paintings and works on paper produced from 1987–1993. Throughout his career, cut dramatically short by AIDS at the age of 32, Steers was celebrated for his allegorical painting that captured the emotional and political tenor of New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly the impact of Queer identity and the AIDS crisis.
Dedicated to figurative painting despite a hostile artistic climate, Steers deliberately experiments with the role of beauty, manipulating the medium to create palpable tension between visual appeal and raw content. Familiar interior spaces—the bathroom and the bedroom—provide the stage for Steers' complex narratives