There was 3 exhibitions that were opened that day: Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty, We Were Here: Absence of The Figure, and The Pacific Project: Yuki Kihara. My favorite being the exhibition of Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty.
|Pop Rocks - Marilyn Minter|
I was completely intrigued by this exhibition. Marilyn Minter incorporate contradictory feelings through the female body and femininity. Almost all of her artwork contains specifically body parts like lips, painted toenails, and the tongue. Some may view her artwork as provocative and disturbing but I view as a deviation from traditional artwork. Like my 9 year old, she found it very odd when she saw an art piece that had a male genitalia with 3 red lipped women with their tongues out of their mouth. Minter's art pieces are very detailed and aesthetically pleasing with vibrant colors. You do not really see this vibrancy from other artists. Another thing I noticed is that Minter used colors like pink, red, and blue in most of her artwork to convey femininity and to attract eyes.
Minter's exhibition really reminded of Orlan's artwork. I think I connected their boldness and their lack of traditional-type art. Both of them are really bold and controversial in different ways but in some way similar. The way they portray their art is very graphic and open to interpretation. I think that is the key similarity. It is really refreshing to see art like these two talented artist. This world needs this and also our generation needs it.
|Opera Surgery-Performance - Orlan|
|Maui Descending A Staircase|
I recommend other students to go to OCMA because they change their exhibitions every few months (as of right now, the galleries are closed). I went to OCMA with low expectation because my lack of knowledge of the museum but this experience exceeded any expectations at all. OCMA will not disappoint even an art skeptic.