MARILYN MINTER AT REGEN PROJECTS, LA

April 7, 2013  |  art

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Long a favorite of us here at Supertouch, celebrated artist Marilyn Minter debuted an incredible body of beautiful new large-scale paintings at Regen Projects in Los Angeles on Saturday night. In her second show at the gallery, Minter's new paintings deepen the artist's investigation of how we communicate with the illusion of glamour via advertising in public spaces. Cracked glass, swaths of vibrant graffiti, and dripping water confront the viewer and obscure Minter's archetypal images of stiletto heels and eyes caked with makeup. Meticulously painted in Minter's signature style, the paintings are constructed using many translucent layers of enamel paint, creating an image that at once crystallizes and dissolves for the viewer.  Accompanying this body of work will be Minter's earliest black and white photographic series. Taken in 1969, these photos of her drug-addicted mother set the stage for Minter's career-long exploration of the pathology of glamour.The early photographic series Coral Ridge Towers depicts Minter's mother on an ordinary weekend at home in her Florida condominium. She is pictured performing her daily rituals of beautification and torpor through the lens of addiction. Truly a must-see show, through May 11th.

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Marilyn Minter artist photo by Masha Markova Hanson

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