Women on the Verge

Collage, Dry point and Stitch work


Alpha Lubicz and Stephanie Mercado

Curated by Sonia Romero

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Avenue 50 Studio presents, Women on the Verge featuring new works by Stephanie Mercado and Alpha Lubicz, curated by artist Sonia Romero.

"Since I was able to successfully launch my solo career from the Avenue 50 Studio in 2006, I wanted to continue the tradition by offering the opportunity to Alpha and Stephanie, two extremely talented emerging artists." -- Sonia Romero

Stephanie Mercado's work will include dry point prints, carefully scratched to create a rich tonal range and intricately detailed imagery. It will also include Mercado's latest sculptural installation, modeled after 17th century French fashion. Both the prints and the dress interpret and deconstruct the American Dream and our consumerist culture. The result is a body of work that merges fashion with works on paper and combines historical images with contemporary socioeconomic issues to redraw and reinterpret imagery that has, for generations, shaped our ideas of prosperity.


Alpha Lubicz is a collage artist who uses vintage imagery to create a new visual language, merging her own

drawings with imagery appropriated from aged books. Through stream of consciousness, she develops layered images rich with pattern and a sense of nostalgia.

I think collage is going to have its moment in the art world soon. Collage as a medium is developing momentum among emerging artists, and paper art in general is being taken out of the realm of craft, and into the gallery. I'm interested in challenging the boundaries of what a collage is, and what it means to appropriate imagery, by incorporating my own drawings into the work.   -- Alpha Lubicz

Please join Sonia Romero, Stephanie Mercado, Alpha Lubicz and the Avenue 50 Studio for an exciting evening of art, friendship and wine.

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July 10 through August 8, 2010