John Waters
Lovingly outlandish

John Waters

Filmmaker, writer, actor, cinematographer, artist, collector and producer John Waters has always been a performer. When he was in high school, he put on puppet shows for kids and later, finding himself a bit bored by the cleanliness of the shows, decided to throw in some blood and guts. As a filmmaker he can seem extreme, but the things that makes his work stand out are the compassion, the sensitivity and the sense of comraderie that permeate through all of his films. Recently, John Waters has had another incarnation, that of artist and art collector. His new show, titled Reckless Eyeballs, is a reflection of some of John Waters' social fascinations. The work in the show, most of which is photography but also includes a sculpture and two sound pieces, looks at the world of film, of art, and of politics. Waters holds no punches and the show is irreverent and hilarious and poignant.