Embroidered image on cotton with an image of two “star crossed” lovers.

Gara Lonning, Sledgehammer (2024). Mixed. 25 x 25 in.

Gara Lonning is an artist and writer. He grew up in a small Iowa town in a crater.

About Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.