Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Regen Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by New York artist Marilyn Minter. For her second show at the gallery, Minter will debut five monumental paintings. 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.
Three years in the making, these new large-scale paintings deepen Minter'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.
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.
Marilyn Minter has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions at museums internationally. These include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; La Conservera, Murcia, Spain; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; The 2006 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY. A large solo exhibition of her work opened at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany on April 29 2011. Recently her work was exhibited in Riotous Baroque, originating at the Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and traveling to the Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain. An upcoming solo museum exhibition will open in 2015 and tour numerous venues, yet to be announced. Monographs of Minter's work include Marilyn Minter published by Gregory Miller, 2010 and Marilyn Minter published in conjunction with her exhibition at La Conservera also in 2010.
An opening reception for Marilyn Minter will take place on Saturday, April 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For further information please contact Jennifer Loh, Heather Harmon, or Donna Chu at the gallery.
JENNIFER PASTOR Endless Arena
April 11 - May 11, 2013 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Regen Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist, Jennifer Pastor.
Endless Arena (2009-2012), made of electroless nickel-plated steel and painted fiberglass, is a large-scale work that renders a self-consuming endless loop. The sculpture emerged from elements of blind gesture drawings that Pastor made over a two-year period at minor circuits of unregulated 'no-holds-barred' fighting events. During the same time, Pastor was engaged in a series of conversations with veteran combat artists, viewing and photographing acute observational drawings in their possession, in personal sketchbooks, and in the odd situation of direct 'on the spot' sketches of action and stillness found in the isolated 'mortuaries' of flat files in the National Military Archives and storage facilities.
In her practice, Pastor has long explored a dialogue with one's surroundings that implicates and entangles the observer and observed, as well as structures where the built and enacted environment confound notions of bodies in space. Endless Arena grew out of a drawn exploration of the complex situational and temporal space of the fights, which include synchronized movements and shifting dominances of bodies and structures, the spectacle of crowds, chaos, and the mediation of numerous cameras projecting multiple view points on surrounding video screens. While researching for an earlier project, Dead Landscape (2007- 2009),a pattern of relationships evolved from observing the environment of extreme spectacle at the fights, and intimately looking at the hidden, overlooked situation of the drawings by combat artists. Pastor sought to synthesize and distill fragments of these observations, spaces, and visceral experiences into a sculptural work, Endless Arena. Pastor considers this work an extruded drawing, an inside-out agitated hybrid, constructed from the peculiar situations, distortions, and perceptions of those events.
Jennifer Pastor has exhibited in major museums domestically and internationally including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humelback, Denmark; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany; and FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Pastor participated in the 1996 Sao Paulo Biennial, the 1997 Whitney Biennial and the 2003 Venice Biennale, and is the recipient of the 1995 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Her tripartite sculpture The Perfect Ride (2003) will be shown at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam this spring.
An opening reception for Jennifer Pastor will take place on Thursday, April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For further information, please contact Jennifer Loh or Heather Harmon at the gallery.
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