• The Monstrosity of Splendor

    Date posted: May 13, 2010 Author: jolanta
    Artist Marilyn Minter studies the pathology of glamour. Since the 80s, she has rendered beauty grotesque and gore beautiful with photos and photo-realistic enamel-on-metal paintings that shimmer like nail polish. Her latest series, which was on display at Salon 94 is more pleasant. She photographed the tongues of models through glass as they sipped and slurped on gelatinous candy and cake decorations. Born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Marilyn Minter lives and works in New York City. In 1970 she received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of Florida, and in 1972 a master’s degree in fine art from Syracuse University.

    Adriana Oldlen

    Marilyn Minter, Quails. Courtesy of the artist.

    Artist Marilyn Minter studies the pathology of glamour. Since the 80s, she has rendered beauty grotesque and gore beautiful with photos and photo-realistic enamel-on-metal paintings that shimmer like nail polish. Her latest series, which was on display at Salon 94 is more pleasant. She photographed the tongues of models through glass as they sipped and slurped on gelatinous candy and cake decorations.

    Born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Marilyn Minter lives and works in New York City. In 1970 she received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of Florida, and in 1972 a master’s degree in fine art from Syracuse University. In recent years she has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2005) and Salon 94 (2006, 2009). Minter’s paintings were included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial along with billboards in Chelsea that coincided with the biennial. In 2007, Pamela Anderson became her muse for the centerfold of the Swiss art magazine Parkett.

    Upcoming projects include: in September, an exhibition at the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati as well as at the newly opened contemporary art space La Conservera in Murcia, Spain. These exhibitions will include large-scale projections of Green Pink Caviar. In October, Minter’s work will be presented in a solo exhibition at Regen Projects II, which will include a room of paintings of Pamela Anderson in conjunction with a public art project of Green Pink Caviar organized by ForYourArt in collaboration with Regen Projects.

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