"Despite the excesses of Minter’s work, I cannot stop staring at one small speck of grime on the larger-than-life heel. It is just under the fleshy, swollen folds of skin right about where the ankle meets the heel. It looks wet, three-dimensional, and for reasons I cannot quite express, outright disgusting. I feel this filthy speck and it sends shivers down my spine, undoing a facade of glamour. It is just too close to real life. Of course, this is exactly the point. Minter’s subject reminds us that, in the end, even the most glamorous figure will be covered in dirt.” - Allison Harding, curator
How does “Strut” by Marilyn Minter make YOU feel? It’s impossible to ignore.
Gorgeous ends tomorrow. If you haven’t seen this Minter piece in real life, you only have a few hours left so put on your grimiest shoes and get here while you can.