Justin Duerr: An Inalterable Feast
Stranger Things Have Never Happened
If you are lucky enough to have partied on Friday night in Philly, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, that night will stay with you, because drinking for free at different galleries is something I’ll never give up; it’s an inalterable feast. -Bill McThrill
Friday night was a random, well designed by the universe, perfect party & art storm, guided by the inalterable notion that I can do everything & be everywhere at once.
We drank across the board, judged all types of art, flashed opinions like golden teeth & never once apologized profusely.
I lost my handbag, found an old friend – a Russian Super Model & Rock Writer/Muse (pictured), gave my brain to a woman dressed as a skeleton & was given every opportunity to behave as a Lady, but chose the leafy writerly path instead.
Dancing down the Soul Train line of the artist community is where I belong, discussing tropes & bass lines, beers between bars, whiskey between beers, with Hemingway tucked tightly between tongue & cheek like tobacco.
Waking up on Saturday morning was a revelation of memory, all interconnected & swirling, that formed an ever-unfolding story/picture chain. My mind of the night was an image from the Justin Duerr, Gallery 309, show. Large in scale, charged by images of electricity & connected by overt themes, Duerr’s “Stranger Things Never Happened” is a way to view existence, complete with demons, spirit animals, truths, hiding places & heavy vibrations that travel, linking not only his vast body of work to itself, but to the world in which it exists.
My memories are tangible, if only connected as thin as lace, & are the outward manifestation of the electricity that charges my body, my mind & my place at the bistro, stacking saucers & continuing on, making sure that every day, something strange happens & I’m lucid enough to notice the connection.
-Lady Brett Ashley
(Swellco & Swellco #0-684-80071-3)
Links!: Gallery 309 is featuring more opportunities to view Justin Duerr’s art, his vision of connection & the work he did on Sundance Film Festival award winning documentary “Resurrect Dead:The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles“ Friday, April 13 & 27, 6 – 9:30 (film at 7 PM)
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