Mina Totino : Paintings
Nichols, Miriam. Mina Totino : Paintings. Vancouver, BC: Contemporary Art Gallery, 1987.
Essayist Nichols introduces Totino's work by discussing the representation of flesh, both by Jean Genet's "Our Lady of the Flowers" and in de Kooning's figural abstractions of the 1950's: the materiality as well as the symbolic function of the image. She identifies in Totino's richly worked painterly canvases the presence of narrative (images taken from the media) and anti-narrative (the expressionistic interplay between colour and form) each one undermining the purity of the other. In-depth analysis of all works in the exhibition. Biographical notes. 6 bibl. ref.
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