smallWORKS is a biennial juried exhibition. This year, the call for artists requested works that bridge the gap between two and three dimensions – artworks with imprecise boundaries.
Nearly 140 works were submitted from around the country, 77 were chosen for exhibition by juror Christina Kee. Works chosen range from paintings and photographs that, albeit two dimensional, still address three-dimensional space through imagery, to works that have moving parts, holographic or elements of optical illusion, assemblages from found objects, textile, acrylic, ceramic, wood, vellum and more.
Juror Christina Kee is a New York based artist, art writer, and curator, currently working with The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation. Kee has been a contributor toartcritical and hyperallergic, and a frequent moderator for the New York Studio School Evening Lecture Series.
She writes “This year’s theme of two-to-three dimensions was no doubt a challenge, and I enjoyed spending time with the diverse group of submissions that creatively, and often surprisingly, addressed this difficult territory. . . Of note through the process were especially strong works done in the often underestimated media of textile, ceramic, and sculptural relief. I suspect that this year’s exhibition proved most advantageous to artists whose established practice has already involved in-depth exploration into three dimensional media. Coherence of expression, originality, and technical completion were all factors considered in choosing what I believe is a rather marvelous collection of works!”
Excellence Awards for the show include First Place: Sascha Mallon, Second Place: Tad Wiley, Honorable Mention: Nancy Bauch, Gordon Fearey, Irene Karlen, Deborah Lecce, Elisa Lendvay, and Sean Noonan, Director’s Choice: Diane Brawarsky, Gail Resen.
Both exhibitions will be on view from December 8 through January 6.
For more information and to view both press releases click HERE.