marianne boesky gallery
JOHN WATERS

Over a career spanning four decades, Baltimore-based John Water’s (b. 1946) has been a film director, screenwriter, actor, journalist, and visual artist. His photography, sculptures, and installations are not spared from his satirical directorial glare, as he re-edits and re-contextualizes iconic film imagery in an often hilarious queering of popular culture. Themes and motifs of provocation—race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion—are unapologetically central to his practice, and presented with a brand of wit and cynicism that is uniquely John Waters.