Party pics: Jerry Vile's 'The Secret Of Life…Revealed'
Jerry Vile, Detroit's irrepressible impresario of all things artistic, has worn many hats over the years. There was his solid front-man efforts as a member of the Boners and his quixotic accomplishments as publisher of Orbit magazine. Of course, to many in these zip codes he is known chiefly for the Dirty Show - an annual celebration of erotic imagery that went from cocktail napkin prospectus to its present position as an internationally recognized exhibit.
We received word that Jerry had put together another art show. Yes, ordinarily that news is about as unexpected as a celebrity mugshot on the internet, but here's the twist - it's Vile's art that's been collected, and it's his creative persona that was celebrated at a one-night affair at the Bankle Building on Saturday. This curatorial version of a busman's holiday is entitled The Secret of Life ... Revealed. -- Robert del Valle