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.
Perspectives 189: From the Margins
On View: May 2 – July 19, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2015 | 6:30PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's Teen Council is pleased to present Perspectives 189: From the Margins, a group exhibition featuring work by Houston-area teen artists. The exhibition focuses on marginalization and its personal, political, and social manifestations. On view are works by 48 teens in a variety of media ranging from photography and video to sculpture and installation.