Marilyn Minter

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On view at Salon 94 Freemans until June 13 is Marilyn Minter’s exhibition entitled, Green Pink Caviar. Minter is known for her interest in exploring the boundaries between high and low art. Not only does the work itself express this dichotomy, so does her method of exhibition, choosing to display her photographs on billboards and commercials, as well as in the gallery. Evident through her extensive use of erogenous zones as subject matter, Minter considers the body to be steeped in yearning and desire. Green Pink Caviar is a collection of photorealistic paintings and graphic photographs. Salon 94 describes the process, in which “[Minter] directed her models to lick brightly colored candy on a sheet of glass and then photographed them from the other side.”The glass sheet can be compared to a canvas, the candy as paint, and the body as brush.

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Minter was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. She received her BFA from University of Florida and MFA from Syracuse University. Recently, her work has been exhibited at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has upcoming shows at the Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Regen Projects, Santa Monica, and La Conservera, Spain.