Althea Posted July 10, 2014 Share Posted July 10, 2014 Hello friends, I have been invited to co-curate a show of miniatures at the Grunewald Gallery of art (formerly the SOFA gallery) here at IU in Bloomington, Indiana. This is a contemporary art gallery and one of the stipulations is that all the shows must represent work that is post 1950's. I am working with the curator of the gallery and she and I have been tossing around ideas for a few months now. One of the obstacles we are coming up against is that so many of the really fine miniature artists working today are creating historical miniatures. This is not necessarily going to exclude those artists from being in the show, but we have to find a way to select artists and connect them all to a common theme--one that has a contemporary heart beat. The curator and I like the idea of "obsession" as a focus or inspiration for the show...I probably don't have to explain to this crowd how apt that word is for so many of us!! So, I'm really just looking to start a conversation here about contemporary art in the miniature field...who do you know that is working on contemporary art at a small scale (not necessarily 1/12th scale)? Did anyone here get a chance to see "Otherworldly; Optical Delusions and Small Realities?" It was a show at the MAD museum in NYC in 2011. I'd love to hear what you thought of it. Some of the stuff is very interesting. The inspiration for this show was based on the diorama. Here is a link to a video about the show:http://madmuseum.org/content/feature-otherworldlyoptical-delusions-and-small-realities. So, any and all ideas, thoughts, suggestions, links to work or websites are welcome!!! Thanks, Althea Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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