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The Mysterious Burial Mask: Information and Evidence: a group show curated by Andrew K. Thompson

On April 23, 2009, an unexplained occurrence happened at The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino,  in San Bernardino, California. While installing a show of their permanent collection of Egyptian art, a Roman Egyptian death mask dating back to about the 2nd Century AD moved on its own without any force or assistance. The whole incident was caught on video surveillance. So what do you do when a mysterious and unexplained phenomenon occurs in a museum? You call artists to explore what happened. That is what curator and current MFA candidate Andrew K. Thompson did when learning of this event. The result is a provocative exploration of the mysterious forces that may have contributed or caused the mask to move on its own.

Mario Vasquez (MV):         Briefly, what happened on April 23, 2009? and what attracted you to this particular event as a curator?

Andrew K. Thompson (AT):         In short, a Roman-Egyptian burial mask from the second A.D. mysteriously …

"The Edge of Night" - Max Maslansky at 5 Car Garage, Venice Beach, California

In Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film, "Boogie Nights," Anderson tells the story of the rise and fall of fictional porn actor Dirk Diggler. Diggler is portrayed as both the active participant and ultimate victim; an innocent lured by the eroticism and money of the porn industry.

Max Maslansky, in his current exhibition paintings introduces the viewer to Dennis Posa, aka Dennis Parker, aka Wade Nichols (1946 – 1985), an actor and singer from Freeport, New York who started his career in pornographic films. His first feature film role was probably in the 1975 gay adult film Boynapped! He subsequently appeared mostly in straight porn films shot in New York and Los Angeles.

In 1979, under the name of Dennis Parker, he recorded a solo disco album on Casablanca Records entitled "Like an Eagle", produced by Village People creator/producer Jacques Morali. Buoyed by his singing career, Posa (still as Dennis Parker) joined the cast of the mainstream television soap opera &q…