Because the world was Jerome’s stage and never limited to just clubs and cabarets, Jerome was constantly performing in all sorts of unconventional creative ways and environments. I will share 3-4 video clips from my documentary film on Jerome Caja that illustrate the various platforms he utilized to capture our attention, and most importantly, to get his art out into the world.
The presentation is at Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland on November 15th and will start at 6:00 PM. For details, see below. I hope to see you there!
Objects of Mutual Affection presents art from the homes of Bay Area writers Dodie Bellamy, Bruce Boone, Robert Glück, Kevin Killian, and Jocelyn Saidenberg. Instigators and practitioners of what has come to be called New Narrative writing, these individuals have also been vital participants in the Bay Area’s visual arts communities. Their frequent collaborations with artists have included publishing ventures, performances, and exhibitions, alongside a steady output of writing on visual art, including essays, profiles, and reviews. The pieces in Objects of Mutual Affection provide a record of the overlapping social and creative worlds in which these activities have taken place. Filled with mementos of decades-long friendships, art world crushes, serendipitous encounters, and departed lovers, Objects of Mutual Affection is both an extended family portrait of a creative community and a reconsideration of “collecting” as something other than a private or financial enterprise.
In conjunction with the exhibition Objects of Mutual Affection, Royal NoneSuch Gallery and guest curator Matt Sussman are pleased to present Real Fictional Depth - An Evening of Performance and Video by artists featured in the exhibition.
Bob Glück and Dean Smith will present their latest video collaboration. Poet and visual artist Dee Dee Kramer will read from her selection of collage poems, and filmmaker Anthony Cianciolo will present rare footage of the late, great painter and trash-drag goddess, Jerome Caja.
FaceBook Event: Real Fictional Depth, An Evening of Performance & Video
Gallery Website: www.royalnonesuchgallery.com
by Anthony Cianciolo