Smaller is Better in an Exhibition of Paintings at Mana Contemporary and SVA Chelsea
Installation view of “Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable Sized Paintings” at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City. Courtesy Mana Contemporary and the artists.
Bigger is not always better—or so we see in a two-part exhibition of intimately scaled paintings curated by artist, writer, and The Brooklyn Rail co-founder Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable and Unreasonable Sized Paintings,” the exhibition is on view in two parts, at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and at the School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery, both spaces filled by works that the organizers claim can be tucked under one arm.
Mana Contemporary hosts the first part of “Intimacy in Discourse,” exhibiting paintings by artists who regularly work at a small-scale. Among the works on view is an untitled abstraction by
The second part of the exhibition, presented at the School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery, features paintings by artists who sometimes depart from working at a larger scale to produce smaller works.
“Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable Sized Paintings” is on view at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, Oct. 18–Dec. 22, 2015.
“Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings” is on view at, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, Nov. 21–Dec. 22, 2015.