The Front Space, 1 Front Street, Rollinsford, NH
Featuring Artist: Stephanie Todhunter
May 10-June 18, 2017 | Reception Saturday, May 20, 6-9pm
Neon pinks, blues and yellows; lace-like patterns, stickers, metallic leaf, wax, ripped paper and sharpies embellish a band of lost girls. These deeply mysterious mixed media works by Stephanie Todhunter remark on the unique “latchkey kid” experience with sensitivity.
In Lost Girls, Todhunter explores the predominant dichotomies of identity among “Generation X” children. Described as one of the least nurtured generations in recent U.S. History, the “latchkey kids” of the late 1970s and early 80s were expected to be self-reliant, yet remained subject to the vagaries of the adults around them. Todhunter’s dynamic and layered approach to portraiture addresses these issues of simultaneous individuality and homogeneity, invisibility and vulnerability.