Contemporary Arts Museum Houston opening reception: Marilyn Minter - Pretty/Dirty
For more than three decades, Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs and videos that vividly manifest our culture's complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works — from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes — bring into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter has always made seductive visual statements that demand attention while never shirking her equally crucial roles as provocateur, critic and humorist. Marilyn Minter - Pretty/Dirty features more than 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2013, three video works and several photographs that show Minter's work in depth. The exhibition was co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
On view through Aug. 2, 2015.