Natalie White: A Muse Me
April 14 - May 13, 2017
Bill Brady Miami
7140 NW Miami Court
Natalie White—muse to Peter Beard and portrait subject to Chuck Close, George Condo, Will Cotton, Marc Quinn and more—claims the role of “artist” for herself in a solo exhibition of 14 large format Polaroid self portraits created with the same 1978 kit as photographic self portraiture pioneers Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. White takes advantage of the behemoth camera's multiple exposure capabilities to explore components of a complex intimate relationship—making love, pulling hair, turning one’s back on a partner—through the illusion that she is doing such an act with herself. With what art critic Jerry Saltz deems “radical vulnerability,” White as her own muse and portrait subject is alternately dominant and submissive; narcissistic and humble.
A preview of install shots and works on view is below. See the Dropbox folder linked above to download high-resolution image files. Image reuse must be with credit to Bill Brady Miami/Zachary Balber.