TOXIC BEAUTY: NOTIONS OF BEAUTY, SEXUALITY + DANGER IN POST-WAR ART + CULTURE

TOXIC BEAUTY: NOTIONS OF BEAUTY, SEXUALITY + DANGER IN POST-WAR ART + CULTURE.

DATE: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TIME: 7-9pm

LOCATION: Marylyn Dintenfass Studio, 529 Arts Building, 529 West 20th Street, #8E, New York, NY 10011

EVENT: Please join us for an evening of conversation with special guests and audience members, in celebration of the publication of Marylyn Dintenfass: Drop Dead Gorgeous—written by Scott Indrisek, Executive Editor at Modern Painters magazine, with contributions from John Driscoll, PhD, President Driscoll BabcockGalleries.

DISCUSSION TOPIC: How has post-war art and culture manipulated concepts of beauty and the sensual—manufacturing the illusion of danger as beauty itself? What role does color have in this powerful alchemy? Is there truth in this ideation of aesthetics, or is this cultural serum trulytoxic?

EVENT PARTICIPANTS: Marylyn Dintenfass, Artist; Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Artist; Scott Indrisek, Executive Editor at Modern Painters magazine; Jillian Steinhauer, Senior Editor at Hyperallergic.

Please RSVP to rsvp@AKArt.com by Wednesday, December 11

This event is sponsored by ArtTable, STRANGEBEAUTIFUL and Vosges Chocolate.

All proceeds from sales of the book during the event will benefit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and A Blade of Grass.

Drop Dead Gorgeous is Marylyn Dintenfass’ body of large-scale chromatic abstractions of stunningly beautiful, but poisonous flowers, which evoke a representational narrative about nature’s fatally duplicitous markers. Embodying the theme of “things are not what they seem,” these works draw their inspiration from some of nature’s most beautiful, yet dangerous plants.

This event marks the 2013 publication of the book by Driscoll Babcock Galleries, authored by Scott Indrisek. 64-page hardcover with full color plates. To purchase a copy of Marylyn Dintenfass: Drop Dead Gorgeous, please contact Driscoll Babcock Galleries: info@driscollbabcock.com or 212.767.1852

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