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Melissa Stern: The Talking Cure

January 27, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Upper Tarlow Gallery

This multimedia exhibition by New York artist Melissa Stern combines the visual, literary, and performance arts and a spirited cast of characters formed from clay. Taking its name from Sigmund Freud’s original description of psychoanalysis, The Talking Cure centers Stern’s twelve ceramic sculptures, each one born from her own imagination. To bring them to life, the artist invited twelve writers to create inner monologues for each of the characters and twelve actors to perform them for audio recordings. Viewers are encouraged to scan QR codes to listen to the audio performances in order to inhabit the artists’ minds and become part of the characters’ worlds.

Be sure to bring a pair of headphones with you to the exhibition so you can scan the QR code and listen to the accompanying audio.



Interview with Melissa Stern (Full Video).
WATCH HERE on our YouTube Channel!

Interview with Melissa Stern, discussion of process and concept.
WATCH HERE on our YouTube Channel!

Artist, Melissa Stern, sits down with Fuller Craft’s Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Beth McLaughlin, to discuss Melissa’s current exhibition, “The Talking Cure” now on view until May 15, 2022.


Craft Chat with Melissa Stern
Wednesday, March 16, 2022


January 27
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