The eponymous king of tacky, or rather the genius that is John Waters…
is finally moving into his next phase of adult-like roles; Board appointments (Roxie Cinema), splashes at the Venice Biennale and now a curatorial take down at the Walker Art Center. I’m so pleased he’s making good spare time with all his deserved Broadway hit dough. But when will I see you in SF, John! I guess I’m not making enough appearances at Truck when they shower the boys down. But if you happen to be around, June 18th next Saturday, do come join us at Highlight Gallery's inaugural party and opening for Belgian artist, Filip Dujardin. We promise, gaiety, air kisses and a smattering of tight pants and tattooes present.
If you happen to be in Minneapolis, Minnesota, do check out his “Absentee Landlord” show where Waters treats the rooms of the Walker like apartments inhabited by wacky neighbors, neurotic pets and the like? How he’ll translate the permanent collection into a tenant building worthy of camp and eccentric lunatics gone amuck is going to be a wonderful surprise. Including works by John Waters, and favorites like de Kooning, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, John Currin.