立木畫廊 (Lehmann Maupin) 隆重呈獻美國著名藝術家瑪麗蓮．敏特(Marilyn Minter Studio)在香港的首次個展，屆時將展出這位紐約藝術家的最新畫作和攝影作品。雖然其畫作經常被描述為如照片般逼真，但實際上構圖往往是以朦朧的起霧或濕玻璃來呈現主體，風格游走於現實與抽象之間至於是次在港展出的攝影作品，敏特運用了一種嶄新的熱昇華打印技術，將影像直接打印在金屬表面，令其繪畫及攝影作品呈現一致的鮮明透亮感覺。
敏特的作品從當代女權主義的角度出發，選取皮爾．波納爾（Pierre Bonnard）、保羅．塞尚（Paul Cézanne）及埃德加．德加（Edgar Degas）等西方藝術家常用的20 世紀流行主題，展現在沐浴中及在戶外裸露胴體的女性。儘管她的畫作能夠彰顯女性體態美，但卻以野性、疏離或富挑釁性的姿態，將這股窺探癖好從窺看者轉移至被偷窺者身上，藉此顛覆這些春光無限的場景，及以男性視覺主導的傳統觀感。因此，她作品的主體是以全面掌控自我的方式來表達，讓長久以來被社會視為脫離常規的女性欲望與權力，能在性、經濟及政治等層面上得到剖析。
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Marilyn Minter’s first exhibition in Hong Kong. The gallery exhibits recent paintings and photographs by the New York-based artist. Her paintings are often described as photorealist, though her compositions, which generally depict her subjects through steamed or wet glass, actually linger on the cusp of realism and abstraction. For the photographs in the exhibition, Minter utilizes a new dye-sublimation printing technology, where the image is printed directly on metal, resulting in a uniformity of vivid luminosity across her painted and photographed works.
Minter’s work functions as a contemporary feminist take on the popular 20th-century subject of women depicted in the act of bathing and lounging nude outdoors that has been canonized in Western art by artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas. Though her paintings, too, celebrate the female form, they also subvert these bucolic scenes, and the legacy of the male-oriented gaze, by transposing the power of voyeurism from the watcher to the watched through fierce, detached, or confrontational posturing. Her subjects are thus presented fully in control of their attributes, allowing for a depiction of female desire and power—sexual, economic, and political—that has long been treated by society as a natural aberration.
瑪麗蓮．敏特 香港個展 Marilyn Minter Solo Exhibition
2018.8.30 – 10.27
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 – 19:00
Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
立木畫廊 Lehmann Maupin
香港中環畢打街12 號畢打行407 室
407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Source: Lehmann Maupin