Image of artwork titled "A Bigger Piece" by Joey Terrill

Joey Terrill, A Bigger Piece, 2021
20 × 26 inches
Edition of 20+5AP

For ICI’s 2021 commissioned edition Latinx and queer icon Joey Terrill, has produced a print inspired by his emblematic painting, “A Bigger Piece”, 2008, from his long-running Still-Life series. Borrowing from Pop art still lifes, and infusing them with queer and Mexican imagery from his Chicano origins, Terrill embeds a blue HIV treatment pill among a Mexican blanket on a tabletop, a sunflower, fruit, and a bottle of liquor to bring the foreign and unfamiliar into a more recognizable domestic space. Terrill shares, “I like to think that I am both expanding the definition of what constitutes Chicano Art and making art about AIDS that doesn’t look like art about AIDS.”

Joey Terrill (b. 1955) lives and works in Los Angeles, California, where he is Director of Global Advocacy & Partnerships for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. His solo exhibitions include Just What is it That Makes Today’s Homos So Different, So Appealing?, ONE Gallery, West Hollywood (2013); Worlds of Art (with Theresa Rojas), Ohio Union, Ohio State University, Columbus (2013); Chico Moderno, Norris Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles (1993); Gronk & Joey, Score Bar, Los Angeles (1984); and Chicanos Invade New York, Windows on White Street, New York (1981). His work has featured in the institutional surveys ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo Del Barrio, New York (2020–21); Touching History: Stonewall 50, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs (2019); Through Positive Eyes, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles (2019); Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., Museum of Contemporary Art at Pacific Design Center and ONE Gallery, Los Angeles; and ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011).



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