Spray On #4, 2016

Miami Beach 2016
Carolina Nitsch
Other Materials
UV cured acrylic polymer printed on aluminum, mounted on aluminum tube bracing
76.2 x 61.0 x 2.5 (cm)
30.0 x 24.0 x 1.0 (inch)
Marilyn Minter’s recent project, Spray On, is a suite of 5 prints that approach the classical theme of bathers via a contemporary lens. Taken in a steamy shower, Minter photographed a female figure through the obscurity of glass and steam. Fluctuating between abstraction and figuration, the body is obscured and colors blur together, just barely revealing intimate moments. Minter’s approach recalls photographs by Saul Leiter, as well as impressionist masters like Degas and Bonnard. Printed on aluminum panels, the prints take on a sculptural permanence and this unusual surface adds another layer of complexity to her subject.