Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings is pleased to announce the newest exhibition at the West 10th Window: Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar.
The slow, repetitive movements and richly saturated colors of Minter’s lush 8-minute video Green Pink Caviar can appear abstract upon an initial, brief encounter. Shot with macro lenses, the video is composed of extreme close ups of mouths, teeth, and tongues licking candy and cake decorations off a clear pane of glass. The video walks a voyeuristic line between eroticism and the grotesque. Projected directly onto the front pane of the West 10th Window, the video collapses the boundary between the work and the viewer, as if these lurid mouths, teeth, and tongues are actually licking, sucking, and spitting directly onto the window itself.
Marilyn Minter was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and lives and works in New York City. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including at Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Salon 94, New York; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Ceutí/Murcia, Spain; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many others. Her video Green Pink Caviar was exhibited in the lobby of the MoMA for over a year, and was also shown on digital billboards on Sunset Boulevard in LA. Marilyn Minter was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, and in collaboration with Creative Time she installed billboards all over New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Her work is currently featured in “Riotous Baroque,” a group exhibition at the Guggenheim Bilbao through October 6, 2013. Minter teaches in the MFA department at the School of Visual Arts, NY.
(Image: Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York)