Presenting the work of Ed Aulerich-Sugai, an artist, writer, gardener, and AIDS activist who died of AIDS-related complications in 1994. His work drew from Japanese mythology and iconography as well as from his work as a gardener at the Conservatory of Flowers. The show also includes works by Bay Area artists Elliot Anderson, Adam Ansell, Mark Garrett, Cliff Hengst, Nancer Lemoins, Mark Paron and writer Anton Stuebner.
This exhibition offers meditations and reflections on art and activism of the early Gay Liberation Movement and the HIV/AIDS crisis, centered around the work of the late Ed Aulerich-Sugai, an artist, writer, AIDS activist and gardener at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Several long-time San Francisco artists reflect on the history they witnessed.