SENSITIVITY TEST BY STEF HALMOS EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 25TH!
Greenpoint Hill is pleased to present Sensitivity Test by Stef Halmos. Halmos has taken over Greenpoint Hill’s entire storefront and gallery for this special site-specific installation.
Halmos works to alter perceptions of the way women inhabit space, display grandiosity, and generate power by using and (misusing) traditional sculpture techniques and materials to create work that appears frivolous and pleasurable, while simultaneously triggering a sense of discomfort and confusion in the viewer. In the absence of academic reference and the self-seriousness associated with pedigree, she instead fills the room quite literally with silliness, ferocity, and precariousness in equal measure.
“If intellect codes as male, and body codes as female, the work I make is decidedly and proudly the latter. I repeatedly aim for revelry in a chaotic womanly nature as I sort through the everyday social nuances I absorb inwards and expand outwards repeatedly.”
Stef Halmos (b. Fort Lauderdale, FL) holds a BFA from Miami University (2006) and an MFA from the California College of the Arts (2012). Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, the Chelsea Art Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, among others. Halmos has received fellowships from the William and Dorothy Yeck foundation, as well as the Murphy and Cadogan foundation, with work published in T Magazine, Blackbook, and The New York Times.