MELISSA STERN: STRONGER THAN DIRT | A 20 Year Retrospective

Stronger Than Dirt is not only a record of Melissa Stern’s zig-zagging, gutsy career, but a time capsule of pop culture, advertising fads, and visual icons hailing back from the artist’s youth.Bittersweet parfaits of visual and verbal puns, found media, and physical technique, Stern’s work grapples with individual identity and the never-ending attempt to reconcile our place amongst the norm. Whether clay, encaustic, oil stick, or graphite, the strength and athleticism of Stern’s hand, and ever-present dark humor, asserts its presence in the kaleidoscope of her artworks. In the same way that her gestures dance with figures lifted from backdated LIFE Magazines or vintage toys, Melissa’s artwork inserts itself into the greater cultural conversation, flirting and winking all the while. Curated by Alan Goolman. Hours: THURSDAY - SUNDAY | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Schedule a visit: https://www.thelockwoodgallery.com/book-online

The Lockwood Gallery is recognized for mounting concept-driven group shows featuring the work of mid-career and well established artists, as well as emerging artists with exceptional talent.

Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 11 am to Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 6 pm
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY
747 Route 28
Kingston
12401
845-663-2138

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