JOHN WATERS' EXHIBIT, NEW ORLEANS
The infamous John Waters (director of the classic films Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and Pecker) currently has an exhibit at the Arthur Rodger Gallery on Julia St. in New Orleans.The infamous John Waters (director of the classic films Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and Pecker) currently has an exhibit at the Arthur Rodger Gallery on Julia St. in New Orleans. The showing is of his unique photography and/or photographic images (stills from various films made into collages and series). The opening reception was April 1st, April Fool's Day. My friends and I went, not knowing what to expect; we got there and immediately -- because of his pencil-thin mushtache -- could point out John Waters in the crowd of art-gazers and fans of his work. The photos are still up, and will continue to be through the beginning of May. It consists of various photo's and stills in that ultra-sleazy John Waters style: a framed cross made up of different images of Jesus on the cross used in a variety of films (including cartoon imagery); "Puke In Cinema," which is a series of pictures of different actors and actresses vomiting; "Junky," which is a line of pictures of hypodermic needles being shoved into arms; and, of course, some beautiful photographs of the wonderfully obese and repulsive transvestite, Divine. It was quite a treat, and an added bonus was that I talked a drunk friend into getting his autograph "to The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Love, John Waters."