Stephanie Germosen

Smack Mellon

92 Plymouth Street, 3

Stephanie Germosen, To Go (2018). Urethane Rubber, Terracotta, Linoleum Tiles, Vinyl, Mdf, Wheels.

Germosen’s work uses extremely tactile materials to communicate the urgency of remembering in conditions of displacement. Piel de Experiencia is a collection of objects transformed into souvenirs of memories recollecting the experiences of Germosen’s Latin American identity. The emphasis on shifting the immaterial into material displaces the objects to where their positions are no longer contained in memories. Piel de Experiencia repurposes these objects void of a specific location. This collection of work seeks to encapsulate a body without the necessity of a physical space to call home. Stephanie received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2018.

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.