Ogunquit Museum of American Art features 'Light, Motion, Sound'
After being deferred from donating blood, artist Dan Dowd decided to take action and create an art piece in response to his experience. "I am an HIV-negative gay male in a 10-year monogamous relationship," Dowd, an artist living in coastal Maine, explained. "Being an avid SAAB fan and a lover of vintage items, I created a fictitious marketing campaign for a fictitious retro SAAB (my modified 1988 SAAB 900 Turbo)."
Titled "Projekt 900," Dowd has altered a vintage SAAB brochure from 1963, updated it with current technical data and took new photos. The photos feature straight men as gay couples and gay families and are currently on display at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in the exhibit, Light Motion Sound.