October 06, 2010 09:39am
Resurrection of Beauty
by: Company Press Release
Sexy Art Gallery Presents the Resurrection of Beauty, Photography works by Mark Miremont, featuring Dita Von Teese, Puma Swede and many others. Opening Reception: Friday, November 12, 2010 19:00 – 23:00 On View: November 12, 2010 - January 31, 2011
(AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS) -- Sexy Art Gallery (LA Galerie Provocatrice) proudly presents the Resurrection of Beauty, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles & New York based artist, Mark Miremont. The exhibition is part of the world premiere of Mark Miremont's the Resurrection of Beauty, the new DVD of short films featuring Dita Von Teese, Puma Swede and many others and features photographs which were created at the same time as the films.
(*The Resurrection of Beauty exhibition is in conjunction with the world premiere screening event that will be held the day after (Nov 13th) at the Wasteland Party in Amsterdam, considered one of the world's most spectacular and decadent events.)
The opening reception of the Resurrection of Beauty exhibition will be held at the Sexy Art Gallery at the Erotic Museum of Amsterdam, O.Z. Achterburgwal 54, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mark Miremont will attend the opening reception.
Mark Miremont was born in Madrid, Spain and put himself through school at Harvard and UCLA where he studied philosophy and film. His first creative works were hundreds of cryptic aphorisms which he spray-painted on the walls of Downtown Los Angeles and the Mission District in San Francisco along side other outsider artists like Joey Krebs and Robbie Conal before graffiti was held in esteem in the art world. This culminated in a sixty foot long piece on the side of the Museum of Contemporary Art's Temporary Contemporary in Los Angeles. Running into the law doing this work led him to use film as a creative outlet, since it too allowed him to merge his philosophical ideas in a visual way. Before entering UCLA's Graduate School of Film he began directing music videos. His first video was for Soundgarden's song, Flower, which was a cross between the punk rock zine Flipside and Jean Cocteau's, Le Sang D'Un Poete. Airing regularly on MTV, the video signaled the first shots of the grunge movement. He began making experimental films that screened with works by Warhol and Brakhage. These, and his work in music video, caught the attention of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute while he was still in his first year of film school and he was invited to develop his first script, the White Ocean, at the prestigious June Filmmaker's Lab the same year Quinten Tarrantino developed, Reservoir Dogs. A simple request by a band to shoot photos for an album led Miremont to pursue what he is perhaps best known for - his wildly original and perfectly composed color photography. His brash, sensual figurative work is largely responsible for the resurgence of ''the pinup'' and he counts as fans, not only the flocks of tattooed suicide girls, but also many of the original pinups like the late Bettie Page and living legend, Mamie Van Doren who offers that, ''Mark is blazing a trail into the future of photography.
Media Opportunities Interview with artist, Mark Miremont Interview with Zaki and Shiren Silverman, Owners/Founders of the Sexy Art Gallery
Calendar Editors: What: The Resurrection of Beauty, a solo exhibition by Mark Miremont when: Opening Reception: Friday, November 12, 2010 19:00 – 23:00, exhibition runs through November 12, 2010 - January 31, 2011 Where: Sexy Art Gallery at the Erotic Museum of Amsterdam, O.Z. Achterburgwal 54, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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