30.7.14

Small Works 2014 @ Trestle Gallery

Small Works 2014
Trestle Gallery 
168 7th St.
Brooklyn NY 11215

Run of Show:
July 18th - August 22nd
Monday - Friday 11AM - 6PM

Kate Hamilton, Collar 30/Formal Catch, 2014
Glassine, thread, spray paint. 8.25 x 5 inches.


Rachel Grobstein, Free Boxes (group), 2014
Gouache on cut paper, Ea. approx. 2 x 2.5 x 2"

Rachel Klinghoffer, Gallery Girl, 2013
Bra, hydrocal, copper leaf, varnish. 8 x 9 x 4"

Fiorella Mohme, Doors, 2014
Balsa wood, acrylic, foam and fabric. 12 x 9 x 6"

Sara Jimenez, Untitled, 2014
Pina fabric, rust. 5.5 x 4.5"

Jayoung Yoon, Liminal Space 10, 2014
Human hair, acrylic medium on panel. 10 x 10"

Kosuke Kawahara, A Primal Memory, 2014
Clay, dried pigment and beeswax. 7 x 7 x 7"

Joseph Bolstad, Trayface (pink) (yellow), 2013
Acrylic on Epoxy, 8.5 x 6 x 2.5"

Rebecca Reeves, Keepings,  2013
Miniature furniture, thread, industrial felt. 10 x 10"

Trestle Gallery currently has Small Works 2014 on display.  Conceptually limiting the scale of a work of art has it's pros and cons, the best pro- the ability to remain visually cohesive while simultaneously diverse.  A few of the works in this show did not seem to be helped by their small scale, curling paper felt a little lack luster, while other pieces fully embodied their small scale in a way that made individual pieces shine. Above are a few of my favorites, it's impossible not have a few, when the scale of this show lends itself to comparisons.  Each of the listed artists fall into a the latter description- where small scale is vital to the content of each work, each finding their own nuances within an already miniature frame.  


23.7.14

West Coast Best Coast Vacation Post


Fisk and I just got back from an epic vacation on the west coast.  We went to the beach a ton in SoCal, I tried on wedding dresses, we had an engagement party, and enjoyed a much earned Disney vacation package that included 4 day park hopper tickets, 3 nights at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and a private cabana by the pool. After that we headed up north to spend time with Fisk's family in Oregon, where we bounced around Portland, before heading to the Oregon coast for a miracle 4 days of sun. We took family photos, played board games, and most significantly celebrated Fisk's parent's 50 year anniversary - a great achievement and testament to love. (Congrats Wayne & Judy!)  I can't express how much fun we both had spending time with friends and family, we've missed everyone so much and cannot wait to visit again. Here are some photos, all courtesy of John Fisk.  













This ride ends in Mr.Toad going to hell???




















W for "Walt Disney" ;)