Size Matters – Group Exhibition
Over 260 artists submitted work for the “Size Matters” exhibition, juried by artist Lari R. Gibbons who is represented by Pan American M Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Gibbons who is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Texas in Denton, accepted 61 pieces by 44 artists whose works represent a variety of media, including book arts, ceramics, fibers, painting, photography and printmaking. In her juror’s statement Ms. Gibbons observes:
“Humor is prevalent In many works, most notably in Mia Capodilupo’s “Tongue Coverings,” Paul Morrissey’s embroidered “Little Gods,” and Danele Manthey’s photographic portraits of women. Other works touch upon spiritual themes and reference ardent traditions of sacred texts and miniature mark-making in intimate formals. Examples include Rachel Melis’ “Whether, When, Where,” Sallie Wolf’s “Miniature Panorama,” and Rosalind Faiman Weinberg’s “Copse.” Many of these pieces take nature as a point of departure.
Issues of viewpolnt, perception and space are important to many artists. Many representational works, such as Lee Femside’s striking photographs, afford unusually close views of discomforting subjects. Meanwhile, biomorphic abstractions and process-oriented pieces reference subjects as they mlght appear through a microscope or from a satellite: Janel Schultz’s “Hayfields” and Michelle Mansour’s “Phases” are excellent examples. Finally, several three-dimensional works-such as Hong-Lee Wee’s ceramic sculptures – create spaces that referenced the interior (personal) and exterior (public) simultaneously.
Since people tend to look at small work closely, excellent craftsmanship ls essential to all works included in this exhibition. However. several pieces demonstrate metlculous attention to detail, including Linda Rudin Frizzell’s beadwork, Margaret Fletcher’s works on paper, and Raquel Zenaida Muslin’s ceramic forms.
While many excellent submissions had to be excluded in order to create a balanced exhibition, the pieces that were accepted demonstrate an overview of different processes, forms and ideas on a small scale.
Exhibiting artists include Caroline Albert, Jessica Anderson-Winston. Brian Barr. Joseph Bennett, Judith Braun, Diana Buckley, Mia Capodilupo, Gina M. D’Amlco, Adrienne Defendi, Magda Dudziak, Danell D’voak, Lee Fearnside, Kathleen Fenton, llena Finocchl. Margaret Fletcher, Linda Rudin Frizzel, Jesslca Connelly Harvey, Sylvia Harwick, Juliette Herwitt, Matt Hopson-Walker, WunKyung Jeong, Naomi Kasumi, Lauren Levato, Michelle Mansour, Danelle Manthey, Isabelle Masse, Rachel Melis, Paul Morissey, Raquel Zenaida Muslin, Julie Niskanen, Letitia Noel, Kay Papenfuss, Stefanie Ramsey, Mahine Rattonsey, Linda Campbell Reilly, Janet Schultz, Marilee Schumann, Katle Sehr, Julia Stratton, Shannon Sullivan, Hong-Ling Wee, Rosalind Faiman Weinberg, Art Werger and Sallie Wolf.