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Memphis College of Art says
Memphis College of Art announces Blood Works by Tim Andrews, on view Feb. 26–March 26 in the Rust Hall Alumni Gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. A reception will take place Friday, March 18 from 6–8 p.m.

Blood Works features self-portrait paintings, often manifesting in a visceral manner—Andrews’ work addresses the personal and societal implications of living with hemophilia for 54 years, and with HIV and hepatitis C for more than 30 years. “These self-portraits are about identity,” said Andrews, “how I view myself, and the way I perceive being viewed by others. The works, however, extend beyond the disease itself to speak to a more universal human condition—which is the nature and consequence of illness and death. These works speak to the will to survive.”

Andrews earned both his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting (1987), and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art (1992) from Memphis College of Art. For years his work has centered around self-representation, with an effort to influence how society views individuals living with HIV and other chronic illnesses.

Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; and Sunday noon–4 p.m. All MCA exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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Photo: Tim Andrews, “Blood Spots,” acrylic on canvas board, 30” x 40”, 2015
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By: Memphis College of Art

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