Marilyn Minter keeps on wowing the world with her great artworks, this time with Babies as the theme. Go and see it!
Salon 94 Bowery
243 Bowery, (212) 979-0001
Oct. 28-Dec. 4
After 30 years of exhibiting her work, Ms. Minter's inclusion in the 2006 Whitney Biennial catapulted her to the top of the art world—a testament to the unpredictable nature of any artist's career path. For her third show at Salon 94, set in the gallery's Bowery location, she presents five large-scale paintings based on composites crafted from negative scans of her photographs. The central work is "Mercury" (2011), a 10 foot-tall painting depicting a baby behind a plate of glass, smeared with silver pigment. Ms. Minter further explores the motif of babies bathing in silver with "Play Pen" (2011), a video projected on a first-floor gallery wall.
The artist says: "[The babies] represent a blank slate for the human condition—a beginning, and the clearest articulation of the 'human condition,' unaltered. With adult models you've a lot more control, but the babies were doing things on their own that I would never have even thought of. I just let them loose and shot them playing."