Stellarhighway is pleased to present Where Parting Is No More by Carolyn Oberst. The show features a selection of works from Oberst’s series of twenty-four sculptural paintings wrought from antique mirror frames separated from their previously-conjoined dressers. Over the course of a decade (1989-1998), Oberst refurbished these discarded dresser-backs, replacing broken mirror with painted canvas and scrying a cryptic realm of discontinuous but interrelated experiences, real and imagined. 

This presentation is Oberst’s first display of her dresser-back series since its initial reception at Willoughby Sharp Gallery and subsequent exhibition at Mary Delahoyd Gallery in the early 1990s. Delahoyd, a much-loved professor of Art History at Sarah Lawrence College, ran a project space from her SoHo loft until she handed the reins to Pavel Zoubek in 1997, her former student. Willoughby Sharp is best known as an artist, curator and publisher, having founded Avalanche Magazine with Liza Béar (also co-founder of BOMB). Sharp ran his eponymous gallery on the Lower East Side from 1988-1991.

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