Artists in the exhibition included: John Dilg, Lori Ellison, Keltie Ferris, Tony Fitzpatrick, Suzan Frecon, Alison Hall, Katharine Kuharic, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Eva Lundsager, Ann Pibal, Andrew Masullo, Suzanne McClelland, Wardell Milan, Thomas Nozkowski, Carl Ost
The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present our latest exhibition, Big Art / Small Scale. 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, Suzan Frecon, Alison Hall, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Eva Lundsager, Andrew Masullo, Suzanne McClelland, Wardell Milan, Thomas Nozkowski, Carl Ostendarp, Ann Pibal, Jackie Saccoccio, Robert Sagerman, 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.