First Friday roundup of a few good shows

Here’s my pick for First Friday.  See more picks at the Weekly here.

“Dead Flowers”

Sixties underground film icon Tim Carey rocketed to fame with his ability to portray crazy. His brief moments on screen opposite Marlon Brando in The Wild One and James Dean in East of Eden made him a legendary Hollywood ham. Generally, though, the actor and director spurned mainstream movies for work in the film underground where he wrote, directed and starred in the cult classic The World’s Greatest Sinner, a movie in which a man with a God complex gets his comeuppance.

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Marti Domination, “Eyelashes,” c-print by Marti Domination 2010

Carey—honored this month in the group show “Dead Flowers” at Vox Populi—died in 1994 at age 65, and the Vox exhibit showcases memorabilia from the artist’s career as well as work by contemporary leaders in today’s underground art scene, including Scott Ewalt (who appeared in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 2) and Marti Domination (Cremaster 1). The opening includes performances by some of the featured artists. (Roberta Fallon)

6-11pm. Through March 31. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St., third fl. 215.238.1236