Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
Marilyn Minter’s paintings, videos, and photographs explore humanity’s search for pleasure by depicting lushly rendered high heels, mouths, or babies. Her recent work, created by placing a pane of glass between herself and her subject, becomes splattered with glistening paint, infusing her hyper-realistically rendered work with oozing abstraction. Her solo exhibitions include Salon 94, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany and Venice Biennale, both in 2011. Her video Green Pink Caviar was exhibited in the lobby of MoMA for more than a year, and shown on digital billboards on Sunset Boulevard in LA, and the Creative Time MTV billboard in Times Square, New York.
Image credit: Marilyn Minter, photo by Bryan Bedder, The Daily. Courtesy of the artist.