Melissa Stern: Strange Girls

11 Oct 2018 – 11 Nov 2018

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Open Tuesday - Saturday 11-6

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New York
New York, United States


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Melissa Stern: Strange Girls, is an exhibition featuring the artist’s evocative and dark-witted works. Stern works across all media to include assemblage, ceramics, painting, drawings and collage. This is Stern’s ninth solo show in NYC.


In Strange Girls, Melissa Stern explores the definition of girlhood as a state of

being and state of mind. Stern’s sisterhood ranges from lusty pin-up girls to

minimalist, geometric bodies, embracing all within the loving arms of femininity

and oddity. Though all share an innate formal elegance, each is afflicted by a

sense of imbalance and loss: figures stride proudly as they are bisected by their

frames, and voluptuous, fishnet-clad legs are severed from their bodies. In

Stern’s fantasyland, girlhood is juxtaposition: beauty afflicted by the melancholy

of insufficiency. The work hits an emotional soft spot in all of us, echoing our

desire to belong to the norm. “We are all strange girls,” says Stern, “We all harbor

some memory of feeling like an outsider, a stranger.”


Liz Garvey

Exhibiting artists

Melissa Stern


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