July 26: Charlotte artists Grace Stott and HNin Nie debut Me and My Girlfriend at Redux on Friday

by Mike Schoeffel, Charleston City Paper

The individual works of Charlotte-based artists Grace Stott and HNin Nie can be tidily summed up as “subversively cute.”

Stott points this out less than a week before her tandem show, Me and My Girlfriend, opens at Redux Contemporary Art Center on Fri. July 26. The exhibition, which runs through Sept. 13, focuses on the power of female relationships and feminine identity.

“We were already working together at Goodyear Arts Collective [in Charlotte],” Stott says. “We’d been talking about doing a collaboration for a while, so it was perfect timing.”

Despite what the show’s title may suggest, Stott and Nie are not romantically involved. They’re strictly platonic “girlfriends,” although Stott admits that she and Nie have an “art crush” on one another.