Author Archives: Melissa Stern

Melissa Stern

About Melissa Stern

Born to mammalian parents, Melissa learned to run with the gazelles and throw a javelin like a pro while still a wee babe. She began to make arty things at a young age which eventually made her virtually unemployable. The world is often too much with her, but she steadfastly drinks only one cup of coffee a day. For more fun facts please visit her web site- www.melissa-stern.com
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A Visit To the City: States of Matt Nolen

Nolen’s figures wander through their own private urban landscapes. They seem a bit lost, but full of thought. The comic strip-like thought balloons hold one or two enigmatic words, like “More.” Continue reading

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Flight, 2011 28” x 24” x 9”- Blown glass, mixed green and blue hollow murrine woven with copper wire on to steel stand.

A Life Aquatic: The Glass Sculptures of Kait Rhoads

“The animal in the sea that I feel the closest affinity to is coral,” says Kait Rhoads. “There are so many different kinds, both ridged and soft; their basic building block a hexagonal tube made of calcium carbonate. Like bees constructing wax cells to fit any negative space, coral colonies exist in endless variation.” Continue reading

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Quilts on a Line	2009 	Aluminum, cut traffic signs, steel 	120” x 160” x 36” 	Installation view: The Metals Mu

The Elegant and Beautiful Work of Greely Myatt

“As a native of the rural south, I have a tremendous respect for work that is made by the hand and guided by the heart and eye,” the artist says. “But I also understand the importance of the mind in this process. To state my approach to the making of art in the simplest and most direct manner, I have used these – the hand, the eye, the heart and the mind.” Continue reading

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Barely  Survivng-, 2005 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  graphite, colored pencil on paper

The Haunting and Lovely World of Benjamin Jones

Jones makes exquisite drawings that are both physically small and psychologically huge, Melissa Stern writes. Deceptively simple in line and color, they reveal themselves to be deeply complex and personal views of the world he sees. Continue reading

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Meryl Meisler- Pampered February 1982

Sunday In Bushwick. A Walk Through the 1980′s with Meryl Meisler

Jumping rope, graffiti, fields of debris and trash – photographer (and public school teacher) Meryl Meiser turns them into a ravishing picture of humanity. Continue reading

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Josette Urso-Terrazzo 20 x 16, oil on panel 2012

Josette Urso: Making the Complex, Simple

“For me, painting parallels the act of seeing and is the most direct link to private time with the physical world,” says Josette Urso. “Working from life, I strive to discover and engage the known as well as the unknown in unforeseen ways.” Continue reading

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The finial on the top is a cast glass stack of books with a typewriter. Instead of a video, this piece features a camera, which shows the viewer on the screen. On the front of the wall mounting is a red button, and when pushed, plays the sound of an old typewriter typing. A 1939 Underwood, to be exact. The sound is of the words, “To Kill A Mockingbird” being typed over and over.

Sunday in the Park with Tim Tate

“In many cultures and religions, relics are believed to have healing powers. My relics are temporal, sounds and moving images formally enshrined, encapsulating experiences like cultural specimens,” says Tim Tate. “And perhaps, to the contemporary soul, they are no less reliquaries than those containing the bones of a saint.” Continue reading

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