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Penny Slinger’s Journey


The British artist Penny Slinger’s brand of sexual mysticism first ripened in swinging London during the ’60s, and she has been plumbing her body and her subconscious in surreal photo collages, films, and books ever since. Slinger’s new solo show at L.A.’s Blum and Poe gallery offers a look back at her journey—one that has awakened other feminist artists, like her friend Linder Sterling, along the way. “Penny Slinger” is on view through May 24, 2014, at Los Angeles’ Blum and Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd.

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“Don’t Look at Me…,” 1969/2014 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“All Seeing I,” 1973 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“Mountain of Mysteries,” 1976-1977 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“Orgasm,” 1969/2014 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“Horse Play,” 1976-1977 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“The Surprised Tin Opener,” 1969/2014 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“Mirror, Mirror-1” by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“Flying in Dreams,” 1969/2014 by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

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“Deal Breaker” by Penny Slinger. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.