Tag Archives: Melissa Stern

A Treasure Trove of Oddities and Timely Exhibitions at Oxford’s Ethnography Museum

September 14, 2018 in Hyperallergic Originally defined as an academic museum of Anthropology and World Archeology, the Pitt Rivers Museum has morphed into something much more extensive and meaningful. The Pitt Rivers Museum (all images by the author for Hyperallergic) … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Artists and Scientists Concoct Immersive Projects at the Wellcome

Published July 3 in Hyperallergic The Wellcome Collection in London introduces four mixed-media installations in an immersive, collaborative show between artists and scientists. Maria McKinney, Sire series, C-print, 147 X 220 cm. (all photos courtesy of the author for Hyperallergic) … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artists Who Unlocked the Modernist Grid

published April 11, 2018 in Hyperallergic A gallery show that turns the form of the grid inside out, shedding more light on this iconic 20th-century favorite. Arshile Gorky, “Still Life” (c.1930s), oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ (all photos by … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tantalizing Quilts Woven with Poetic, Political Messages

published March 13, 2018 in Hyperallergic The artists in Piecework embed intriguing, coded messages into their quilts. Vanessa German, “Delia Quilt 1” (2015), silkscreen on found quilt (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) Pavel Zoubok gallery is currently hosting … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miniature Universes Constructed from Archaeological Fragments

In his current exhibition TERRAoptics at Sepia Gallery, Vivan Sundaram has created tableaux with ceramic pottery shards from an archeological dig at Pattanam, in the Indian state of Kerala. Melissa SternJune 13, 2017Vivian Sundaram, “Terraoptics Split Open” (2016), 30 x 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Photographer Captures the Sumptuous Loneliness of American Subcultures

posted on May 12, 2017 in Hyperallergic In his show at Garvey Simon Art Access, Timothy Hursley presents photographic investigations into Southern funeral homes, Mormon sects, and empty brothels. Timothy Hursley, “Joe and Sally Conforte Suite, Mustang Ranch” (1987/1991), dye … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An Army of Female Power Figures Stands Against Injustice

in Hyperallergic 17, 2016 Vanessa German’s show packs a punch, and is especially powerful in the context of the national politics of the past year. Vanessa German, “The Boxer” (left) and “No Water Cleaner” (right) (all photos by the author … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grayson Perry’s Subversive and Psychosexual World

in Hyperallergic on April 28, 2016 Grayson Perry, “Sex and Drugs and Earthenware” (1995) (detail), glazed ceramic, 54 x 24.5 cm (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) SYDNEY — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia has mounted the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Vast Possibilities of Tiny Collage and Assemblage

In Hyperallergic January 15, 2016 Mary Bauermeister, “Lens Box Pencil Theater” (1969), mixed-media assemblage, 6 x 6 x 4 1/2 inches (all images courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, unless otherwise noted) You might want to bring your reading glasses … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

From Jell-O Shots to Money Scams, an Artist’s Account of Suing Her Gallery

In Hyperallergic October 7, 2015 The triple order of lime, pineapple, and cherry Jell-O should have been a tip-off. I met my art dealer at 11:30pm on a sultry spring night at a diner on the corner of 23rd and … Continue reading

Posted in Rants and Raves | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment