Apr 29th 2022

Jack Smith

@ David Salkin Creative

1709 W Chicago Ave, #2A, Chicago, Il, 60622

Opening Friday, April 29th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Wednesday, December 31st

(Chicago, USA) David Salkin Creative presents a small exhibit of work by underground filmmaker Jack Smith.

Opening Reception 5-8pm Friday April 29, 2022

“the only true underground filmmaker” John Waters
“the godfather of performance art” Laurie Anderson
“the only person I would ever copy” Andy Warhol
“the high priestess of the Babylon of Lower Manhattan during its greatest era” Nan Goldin

Jack Smith (1932-1989) was an American filmmaker, actor, artist, performer, photographer, set designer and queer guru of Lower Manhattan in the 1960s-1980s. Smith is best known for his pioneering works of underground cinema, most notably 1963’s Flaming Creatures. Smith’s artistic output transitioned into ever-evolving performance and experimental theatre work until his AIDS-related death in 1989.


David Salkin Creative
1709 West Chicago Avenue #2A
Chicago, Illinois, 60622

Works loaned from the Collection of James Cahn and Jeremiah Collatz. Works in the exhibit are not for sale.

Exhibit Opens Saturday, April 30 and continues though Summer 2022. Open hours are generally Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, by appointment. Email or direct message @DavidSalkin on Instagram for more information, and to make an appointment for this show and the other shows at the 1709 W Chicago Avenue gallery building. David Salkin Creative is a custom surface and textile-design studio that hosts a diverse exhibition program, located in West Town, Chicago.

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