An Evening With Female Artists: Catherine Opie and Marilyn Minter

This early-evening salon, presented by the nonprofit female-empowerment organization Visionary Women, might be plainly titled "An Evening With Female Artists: Catherine Opie and Marilyn Minter", but there likely won't be a dull moment as these two provocative and disparate artists exchange words and ideas. Minter's work is rich with sensual, glittery imagery, such as her close-up views of colorful, sparkle-encrusted eyes, vibrantly luscious lips and perilous high heels frozen moodily in midstep. Opie's fine-art photographs are contrastingly austere portraits in which her non-glamorized subjects of all genders and body types are the stark and primary focus. And yet both artists upend the idea of what is considered sexual and beautiful with their own distinctively dramatic flair.
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