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.  

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