Ferris Plock and Porous Walker show opens at Park Life May 3April 18th, 2019
Ferris Plock and Porous Walker
Perris Plawker – A Solo Collaboration Show
Park Life Gallery
220 Clement St
SF CA 94118
Picture a seasoned, mild-mannered assistant director of the St Louis Zoo spending the day in conferences about upcoming and innovative technology and how it will assist the average patron’s experience at his zoo in the years to come. Picture a gregarious marketing guy from Sun Microsystems (located in the San Francisco Bay Area) spending the day in conferences in St Louis, pitching his company’s latest platforms and the robustness their technology has and how it will assist in the innovation of this traditional establishment.
Now that you have these two characters roughly placed in your mind… Imagine that they meet for the first time, hit it off and become fast friends. This is a time before internet, or cell phones and the only way that these two can stay in touch is by long distance, land line phone calls, which is exactly what these two gentlemen do. For years they call each other religiously on Thursday mornings (in honor of the day they met) and for 15-20 minutes they catch up and exchange family news.
After over five years of phone calls, the two friends finally agree that their two families should meet and they go about hatching a plan, meeting in Salt Lake City for a long weekend. The two families rendezvous at a Best Western right off the I-80. Introductions are made. It is Friday, May 3rd, 1984. Their two youngest sons meet for the first time and just like their fathers, become immediate best friends.
Jimmy “Porous Walker” Dimarcellis and Ferris Plock were those two boys and they went on to be pen pals, cohorts, collaborators and visionary soul mates. They continue to this day to nurture their friendship through various creative endeavors.