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John Waters

John waters Who knew that filmmaker John Waters is also an artist? In fact, John Waters is a serious artist with a wicked sense of humor. Although he's best known as a filmmaker of cult classics, Waters has had nearly 50 solo art exhibitions at some of the best museums and galleries around the world.

His recent one-man show at San Francisco's Rena Bransten Gallery offered offbeat sculptures of enlarged Combat Roach Killers, La Mer Moisturizing Cream, and Rush Liquid Incense — aka poppers — and continues his ongoing series of satirical, sequential photos of movie-star legends.

Film stills of Hollywood stars projected on real-life and media appropriated butts pokes fun at the film technique of “rear projection”; the gay, black singer Johnny Mathis is immortalized by a series of headshots in Idol #2; and a vicious canine is ironically-titled Pet. Some of the most twisted photographs in the show have been digitally manipulated. Hickies outrageously cover Audrey Hepburn’s neck in A Passion for Audrey and Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Andy Warhol, and other celebs sport harelips in Hollywood Smile Train. Meanwhile, Lezzie slyly presents a hand and pen slowly writing out the campy label, which had originally been the name Lizzie.


Lucas Price

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Heralded as a new star in the art world, the artist – whose familiar skeletal, giant toothed street art works with painting partner, Sweet Toof, Lucas Price's work can be seen in high profile spots all over the capital, and the world.

Sarah Young

The unique “Lomo-style” photographic works by Sarah Young create a surreal atmosphere, recollecting the fragmented memories from intimate everyday life; those moments that passes us by and often go un-noticed. Other artists also share the same medium and concept although with a different stylistic approach. The combination of images and text by Christophe Dillinger aims to create some sort of photographic graffiti, with an entry into an imaginary diary. The act of typing directly onto the negatives resembles the captions in a graphic novel, with the words unravelling to bring to mind certain stories and characters.