Emilie Stark-Menneg, Iris Spring, 2022. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 80 x 100 in. Courtesy of the artist.

From Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King, the depths of the psyche and the surreal have long fascinated New England artists. Twelve multidisciplinary artists from the region tap into a rich tapestry of mediums and techniques to create their perceptions of the ethereal grounded in topics of mythology, environmentalism, the ideals of beauty, transformation, and gender and cultural identity.

Strange States will feature recent and new artwork by: Bianca Beck, Sarah Meyers Brent, Nicole Duennebier, Lauren Fensterstock, Arghavan Khosravi, Laura Kramer, Jennifer McCandless, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Farzaneh Safarani and Bahareh Safarani, Emilie Stark-Menneg, and Tara Sellios. The exhibition continues outdoors with additional sculptures by Bianca Beck.

Support for New England Now: Strange States is generously provided by Donna and Marvin Schwartz with additional support from The Windham Foundation.

Colgate Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education


May 11, 2024 - Opening

Oct 20, 2024 - Closing