Miniatures; It’s Not All Small After All
Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Reception: Friday, Aug. 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Miniatures; It’s Not All Small After All brings together the creations of five contemporary artists who work in the scale of miniature (with some achieving large pieces). The artists have their own unique approach to creating surreal and fantastical worlds, and each work masterfully unites craft and concept.
With Ellen Driscoll’s piece, Talk to Me, simple recycled plastic bottles transform into a sweeping and desolate landscape remarking on humanity’s waste and consumptive habits. The large footprint of this piece exaggerates the experience of the viewers finding more and more to see and interpret the closer they look. Gregory Euclide presents iconic, beautiful landscapes, but with a closer look there are implications of misuse, waste, and consumption as well. In the works of Thomas Doyle and Liliana Porter, small figurines find themselves in precarious situations and isolated in glass domes or chopping their way through plywood, the humor of which tells a larger story. Similar figurines can be seen exploring the BIG world in the whimsical photography of Kurt Moses. Each artist and each piece beckons a viewer to come close and explore with an all-seeing eye, the way only a miniature can do.