Dear Lover by Marissa Bluestone
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings
June 2 and October 6, 2018
Storm King Art Center
Marissa Bluestone ('17) will read love letters and break-up letters she has written to the works at Storm King. Certain objects at the park have lived in Bluestone’s imagination for many years, shaping her connections to art-making. These letters examine the relational experience of art, and how witnessing art objects changes over time. In looking at the works through lenses of love and loss, Bluestone touches on the way these encounters open up new forms and structures of comprehension in human relationships and art.
Marissa Bluestone (b. Englewood, New Jersey) lives and works in Queens. Larrie Gallery in New York City presented a solo show of her work in 2017, and she has had recent work in group shows at Rachel Uffner, the Academy of Arts and Letters, the New School, Etay Gallery, and Left Field Gallery. She has held residencies at Shandaken: Storm King (2017) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2017, she was awarded the John Koch Award by the Academy of Arts and Letters and the Basil Alkazzi Detroit Residency through NYFA. Bluestone is a teaching artist at The Whitney, and holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College.
Marissa Bluestone, detail of Divided, oil on canvas, 65 x 52 inches, 2018