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Remembering Larry Jens Anderson (1947-2021): From the MOCA GA Permanent Collection

Aug 24, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
12pm - 4pm

Larry Jens Anderson was an artist, educator, and activist, as well as founding member and curator of the TABOO artist collective, known for its edgy shows and happenings at the height of the AIDS epidemicRecurring themes in Larry’s work include gender, sexual identity, human rights, politics, religion and mortality expressed through a variety of media including sculpture, painting, drawing and video.

In 2005 and 2008, MOCA GA worked with Larry to celebrate the history of the collective through the historic exhibitions: The Last TABOO (2005) and TABOO Remembered  (2008), and in 2015, a retrospective of Anderson’s own work entitled Larry Jens Anderson: The Atlanta Years (1979-2015) was held at MOCA GA.  He was an important part of the MOCA GA and Atlanta arts community and he will be missed.

Above image detail of:  Dick Learns to Draw2008,  Acrylic, watercolor, collage, Prismacolor pencil and oil stick on Rives BFK paper, 42 x 34 inches, Gift of the Artist.