John Walters: Indecent Exposure at Wexner Center for the Arts
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
During the February Gallery Hop, Wexner Center for the Arts will be showing John Waters: Indecent Exposure. This is the most comprehensive retrospective of Waters’ gallery-based art to date, spanning more than 160 photographs, sculptures, and works for audio and video produced since the early 1990s. John Waters burst into American consciousness in 1972 with the riotously transgressive film Pink Flamingos. In the decades since, his career as a filmmaker has run parallel to his work as a writer, performer, and visual artist.
In addition, Peter Hujar: Speed of Life will also be on exhibit. Concluding its international tour at the Wex, this exhibition brings together some 140 photographs spanning four decades — works described by the artist as “uncomplicated, direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects.” Admired within New York’s downtown art scenes before his untimely death from AIDS, photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987) is only now receiving wider recognition as one of 20th-century America’s most incisive portraitists.