Housed in the 77 Geary St. building on the second floor, not many tourists stopped in, but there was a crowd of locals who gathered to enjoy the works. Each piece was donated by the Beth Van Hoesen trust to help raise funds for a new public monument in San Francisco, the Rainbow Honor Walk. The works were created during a 22-year period in which Hoesen lived on 22nd at the top of the Castro, in which she documented her neighbors, including many members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
The highly stylistic and flattened, yet realistic and detailed paintings highlight the intimate relationships fostered in this colorful neighborhood and are definitely worth a look before the show closes at the end of February.
Rosa Maria, 1988, Colored pencil and graphite on paper
Helen, 1986, Colored pencil and graphite on paper
Waiyde, 1988 Colored pencil and graphite on paper
Miss Louise II, 1996, Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on paper
Sister Penny Costal, 1996, Watercolor, colored pencil, graphite and glitter on paper
Punker with Cowboy Boots, 1989, Colored pencil and graphite on paper
Girl with Green Nails, 1989, Graphite and colored pencil on paper
Steve, 1990, Hardground etching, aquatint and drypoint with electric engraving and burnishing
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