Joe Brainard, Flowers, 1969

A steady decline can refer to t-cells, general health, or even economic performance. Conversely, it can also now signify a steady decline of deaths from AIDS and hopefully HIV infections. Whatever our perspective, we cannot forget that the AIDS crisis is not over, and that far too many of the artists in this selection left this world too soon. Others continue to strive. And each artist has created work that is at once sublime and unsentimental. - Steven Evans, curator

For October, Steven Evans curated the online web gallery Notes on a Steady Decline, featuring the artwork of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Vincent Cianni, Joe Brainard, Albert J. Winn, Eric Rhein, Paul Thek, Tim Greathouse, Tseng Kwong Chi, Brian Buczak, Sunil Gupta, Nelson Edwin Rodriguez, Hunter Reynolds, and Chuck Ramirez.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry. View past Web Gallery here.

Joe Brainard

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Vincent Cianni

Albert Winn

Eric Rhein

Paul Thek

Tim Greathouse

Tseng Kwong Chi

Brian Buczak

Nelson Rodriguez

Hunter Reynolds

Chuck Ramirez