La Galleria: Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders

May 25, 2017 - June 24, 2017

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones Street

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment

Free Admission

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25th; 6pm-9pm

Curated by Tyson Tabbert

Do you remember eating Divine breakfast cereal or sleeping on Pink Flamingos bed sheets when you were a kid? Neither do we, but you just might upon viewing this oddball array of rare collectibles. Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders is a showcase of kitschy and ironic retail items based on the early films of Baltimore director John Waters. Discover forgotten toys, home decor, and seasonal artifacts featuring familiar Dreamlander movie personalities. Presented in the spirit of a Sunday morning garage sale, the exhibit revels in the strange, nostalgic appeal of the 70s and 80s.

"But why has there never been an action figure for Female Troubles’ Dawn Davenport? Or a Pink Flamingos sheet set?"

Artists

Lauren Genutis | Misty Greer | Sarah Hedlund | Nazareth Horner | Asher Levine
Stela Ličina | Kyle Lords | Bart McCoy | Sara McCoy | Jaik Puppyteeth
Matthew B. Simpson | Lana Wharry | Sung-Yong Ahn