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Jerome Caja: Unearthing the Unearthly

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2013-11-21T11:48:02-05:00
Summary:
Graduate student Craig M. Corpora explains how he came to better know artist Jerome Caja through his papers at the Archives of American Art Jerome David Caja (1958–1995) was a San Francisco visual artist known for his small narrative painting and intimate portraits, that he referred to as his “little lovelies,” which he painted onto found objects with nail polish, make–up, white–out, and sometimes a little (or a lot of) glitter. He often appropriated Greco–Roman mythology, Catholic iconography and art historical references, playfully combining these tropes of western culture with irreverent humor, overt sexuality, and gender fluidity. Jerome was also...
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