Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2016

Jonathan Lasker, The War of Specious Arguments, 2015, Oil on canvasboard,12 x 16 inches
Big Art / Small Scale
Reception: Friday, May 20th, 2013, 5-8 pm runs through June 2h5t

Many factors enter into making a work of art. One of those factors, one often never considered by the viewer, is scale. Today exhibition spaces are built huge to accommodate works of art in sizes that would never have been considered ordinary fifty or a hundred years ago. Yet large-scale works of art often start small-- sketches, models, variations.  And some artists choose to work solely in small scale, for them the most intimate and engaging way to portray their thoughts. All the works in this exhibition contain ideas, the core ideas that make "art" something more than the materials and the time invested in making it. Artists in the exhibition include John Dilg, Lori Ellison, Keltie Ferris, Tony Fitzpatrick, Alison Hall, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Eva Lundsager, Ann Pibal, Andrew Masullo, Suzanne McClelland, Wardell Milan, Thomas Nozkowski, Carl Ostendarp, Jackie Saccoccio, James Siena, Cary Smith, Gary Stephan, Chuck Webster, and John Zinsser.

By focusing on small-scale painting this exhibition attempts to show the power of visual ideas which the viewer can only appreciate by approaching the work of art, engaging it, and thereby entering into dialogue with it.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End
314.361.2617

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