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Brown Foundation Gallery

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

On View: April 18 – August 2, 2015

Opening Reception:Friday, April 17, 2015 | 6:30-9PM


For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes—bring into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter has always made seductive visual statements that demand our attention while never shirking her equally crucial roles as provocateur, critic, and humorist. Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty features over 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2013, three video works, and several photographs that show Minter’s work in depth. The exhibition was co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

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Brianna Ramos, "Nothing was the Same," 2015. Digital photograph, 13 x 19 inches. Courtesy the artist.

Zilkha Gallery

Perspectives 189: From the Margins

On View: May 2 – July 19, 2015

Opening Reception:Friday, May 1, 2015 | 6:30PM


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Joseph Havel, "Endless", 2013.

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Art on the Lawn: Joseph Havel

On View: July 19, 2013 – April 30, 2015

Opening Reception:Friday, July 19, 2013 | 6:00PM


The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a new site-specific work by Houston-based sculptor Joseph Havel. For the third installation in CAMH’s Art on the Lawn series, Havel has created an “endless column” of books. Endless (2013), made from books cast in bronze and resin, emerges from the centerpiece of the Museum’s lawn, the Ballard Fountain. The column of books, cast from a stack of Sotheby's auction catalogues among others, stands almost 20 feet high and gradually transitions from bronze to translucent resin. Join CAMH on Friday, July 19, for the official debut of Endless during the opening reception for Graphic Design—Now in Production, 7-9PM. 

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