Pipefitters, Porn & P.B.R.

Pipefitters, Porn & P.B.R.
New work by John PugliaSpecial musical performance by IF THESE PIPES (trees) COULD TALK

OPENING August 4, 2012
@ We Gallery
20 N. High Street
Akron, OH 44308
330.252.0988
www.thewegallery.com
wegallery@live.com

New work (paintings and prints) derived from personal experiences, stories and myths about factory worker life in Akron during the 1970s and 80s. More specifically, the dark, makeshift vice dens created by scampish pipefitters in the tunnels running under the buildings and streets of the city.

Workers would escape into the tunnels into a world of 8mm porn, Lucky Strikes, cheap whiskey, one-hitters and poker.
A temporary break from the banality above.

Sweat, grease, lamp black, Banbury mixers, Pabst, broken pallets, arc welders, mercury, boxing, pickled eggs, High Life, whores, chili-mac, Friday night games, rubber knives, overalls, poker, Lake Erie perch, pot, Barberton Chicken, muscle cars, corn roasts, 8mm porn, Evel Knievel, salted draughts, racing pigeons, Blue Oyster Cult, graveyard shift, Union picnics, rubber, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Luckys, steel-toed shoes, breaks, pepperoni pizza, black iron oxide, Lava Soap, overtime, Marilyn Chambers, Kessler’s, steam, leather gloves, vacation, piss, collage…

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About todd v

Filmmaker, artist and goofball.
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