This piece of original art is ready to hang.
Jerry Vile art openings are as much about the performance as they are about the art on the walls; which itself can also be as much performance as it is painting. It’s art that at first glance may repulse you, it actually grows on you like a favorite song. You can experience for yourself, at his art reception for “The Secret of Life…Revealed, Again, For The First Time, Ever. The date is April 26, 2014, and it takes place at Inner State Gallery located in Eastern Market at 1410 Gratiot Ave Detroit, MI.
As far as this show we are just as much in the dark as anyone. It's called The Secret Of Life…Revealed, Again, For The First Time, Ever. Vile describes it as "a Back To The Future type opportunity to change the past in the upcoming future which by then will be the present". He insists this show is his first step of becoming "The undisputed kingpin of Detroit's art racket."
This piece of original artwork is signed by Jerry Vile and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
He's been called a sexist pig and a trash merchant. He's also been called a visionary armed with a heightened sense of irony. Either way he's Jerry Vile (aka Jerry Peterson), storied organizer and mouthpiece of The Dirty Show, now one of the biggest erotic art shows in the world. He's also the former editor and publisher of Detroit's lamented Orbit magazine.
For all the pans (and praise) Vile gets for his brash celebratory attitude toward "erotic art," and, specifically, The Dirty Show, he has, in the event's decade of existence, simultaneously taken the piss out of misogyny and misandry while at the same time honoring the spiritual, intellectual, hilarious and hideous sides of human sexuality, as seen through the eyes of artists, photographers and pornographers from around the globe. Are we attaching too much significance to the infamous Dirty Show? Nah. The event truly is a heady mix of the aberrant and the amazing in sex art; it stays hard in an era when porn is as ubiquitous and as seemingly played out as fast food. One major underlying theme is this: To keep sex interesting, it needs to stay dirty.