Pink Project; Table (Heart Detail), 2016
Pigmented ink on rag paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
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‘Pink Project’ first exhibited in the New Museum's Bad Girls exhibition in 1994, consists of thousands of discarded pink objects carefully arranged on a large table. It is a visual overload of products that were created to appeal specifically to women and girls, including hair clips, pacifiers, fake fingernails, combs, dildos, cleaning products, toys, tampon applicators, kitchen gadgets and hundreds of other items, all representing mass seduction and consumption. The “Pink Project” has taken various forms: as sculpture, presented in glass vitrines, as a room-sized mound, a bedroom (exhibited at Mass MOCA in 2010), and a glass coffin.
Each iteration of the work has revealed the marketing of femininity and the infantilization of the female gender while also exploring the culturally loaded color pink and its continued societal projection onto girls and women. The Pink Project sculpture installation was exhibited at Frieze London in Autumn 2016. The piece offered here is a print of the heart section of that work.
Portia Munson is a visual artist who works in a range of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture and installation and focuses primarily on environmental and cultural themes seen from a feminist perspective.
Munson's work has been shown in major public and private exhibition spaces since the early 1990s, when she had a "White Room" exhibition at White Columns (NY 1993) and was included in the "Bad Girls" show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY 1994). In 2015, she create a large-scale light box installation at the Bryant Park subway station for New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority. Portia Munson lives and works in Catskill NY.
A copy of a catalogue from the Portia Munson exhibition "The Garden" at PPOW gallery in NYC, 2017 accompanies this piece.