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FOUND: The Lost Art of Jerome Caja

May 01 - Jun 26, 2021

1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco , CA 94107

528-7258

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Jerome's iconography pays homage to a wide cast of saints and sinners: Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Saint Lucy, Satan, imps, priests, cherubs, demented clowns, cannibalistic birds, pigs, and gay icons.

Jerome died at the height of the AIDS-Art-Activism era in San Francisco from complications related to HIV.

SF/Arts Curator Insight

Outrageous is a woefully inadequate term to describe SF artist Jerome Caja's practice as a painter and drag performer. He often appeared (at any time of day) to be arriving from a wild night out, his tall, pale frame barely covered by ragged black lace and torn fish nets; the gentlest challenge smirking across intentionally smeared red lips. This jewel-box exhibition features paintings, photos, and ephemera rarely seen since Jerome’s death in 1995. These “Little Lovelies” (Jerome's term) are exquisite miniatures rendered inside lockets, on bottle caps and across small scraps of paper with the "paints" you'd find in a drag queen's handbag (nail polish, glitter, lipstick, and eye liner).

Mark Taylor

SF/Arts Curator

Anglim/Trimble Gallery at Minnesota St. Project

The vision for the gallery is simple. We intend to position artists and their work at the forefront of our attention and effort. We will maintain a vibrant exhibition schedule and grow educational outreach with broad, new initiatives and programs.

1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco

CA, 94107

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anglimtrimble.com

The vision for the gallery is simple. We intend to position artists and their work at the forefront of our attention and effort. We will maintain a vibrant exhibition schedule and grow educational outreach with broad, new initiatives and programs.

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