“SuperTrash” is on loan from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. It’s a collection of pulp film posters, with some being campy and funny, while many others are risqué and, well, trashy. Co-curator Jacques Boyreau, author of “Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters,” said that trash and art can’t be separated and depend on one another, and that’s why these posters deserve to be seen in a gallery.
Aficionados in esoteric films can bring a tally sheet and count the number of movies in the exhibit you’ve seen. Pop culture classics like “Carrie” and “Dirty Harry” are represented, but so are far more obscure movies like “A Sweet Sickness,” an adults-only movie with an adults-only poster.
The Andy Warhol Museum’s exhibit includes 220 posters, and 215 of those ar e on display at the Anchorage Museum (five didn’t make the cut due to space constraints). Vintage movie trailers and clips are also in the gallery. During the exhibit’s run, the museum will screen some of the B-movies featured in the collection, with the 1971 film “Werewolves on Wheels” — about a motorcycle gang cursed by evil monks — showing 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5. Before that, curators Boyreau and Greg Pierce will offer a free talk at 7 p.m. about the collection.
Other events centered on the collection include the SuperTrash Bash, a party featuring local DJs and a collection of faux B-movie posters created by local artists as part of a contest sponsored by the museum. The deadline for submissions is 9 p.m Friday.
Check anchoragemuseum.org for details on how to submit.
Costumes are encouraged at the party, but it’s only for the 21-and-older crowd. Tickets are $25 or $30 for VIP, and includes a “Phantom of the Paradise” screening and one drink ticket.
The other exhibition opening First Friday is the “Earth, Fire and Fibre” juried craft show. It includes 82 pieces, which were chosen by juror Andrew Wagner out of the nearly 300 submitted. The works are made using traditional craft materials like clay, fiber and wood. The Juror’s Choice Award went to Seward artist Lael Gordon for a piece of wood furniture called “Greek Key Sideboard.” Pictures of that piece along with photos of other winning pieces in the exhibit are on the museum’s
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