SOUTHFIRST 60 North 6th Street  Brooklyn, NY  11211



 “After ‘The Girl Made of Butter’”

Marlowe Lowe, Brittany SŅndberg, Stephanie Woods, Lu Xu

Curated by Mariam Stephan, with provocations from Janine Antoni

August 2 – August 28, 2015

BBQ and reception for the artists, Sunday, August 2, 3 - 6 PM


SOUTHFIRST is proud to present “After ‘The Girl Made of Butter’” a show featuring the work of four recent graduates of the University of North Carolina Greensboro MFA program. These four female sculptors have chosen to work with artist Janine Antoni on the exhibition, which developed around a story of Antoni’s choosing—a legend from her childhood in Freeport, Bahamas, about a girl made of butter— as well as a group text proposed by Antoni, Luce Irigaray’s, Elemental Passions. The show—part exploration of new sculpture, part feminist reading group—will be on view from August 2 – August 28, 2015. 


“How does one explore the value of being a woman? What does it mean to be truly situated and valued – first by ourselves? These questions are posited in Luce Irigaray’s, Elemental Passions through various meditations, all grounded within the body of a woman looking inward and reaching outward. Artist Janine Antoni selected these writings as provocations for a group exhibition of four emerging sculptors; Lu Xu, Stephanie Woods, Brittany SŅndberg and Marlowe Lowe.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                —Mariam Stephan


Mariam Aziza Stephan is an associate professor in the University of North Carolina, Greensboro MFA program.


SOUTHFIRST, founded in 2000, is located at 60 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn between Wythe and Kent Avenues. Summer gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 1 - 5 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue. For more information, please contact Shireen Abrishamian at 718 599 4884 or