Less is more

I am very pleased to be participating in the upcoming exhibition “Less is More” at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, the Mitchell Gallery’s modern design won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects and attracts over 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality  exhibits.

St. John's College, at Annapolis, Maryland, Un...

I love the fact that the whole show centers around small art works. Sometimes we just need to get away from real estate-hogging megaworks such as this piece in the Art Basel fair, which looks like a giant kindergarten paper mache attempt (below),

20130608171105-unlimited or Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Rubber Duck floating in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour which admittedly is really cute (below).

It can be very moving to take the time to look at something that can fit into the palm of your hand. Often, these smaller, labor intensive works can be just as powerful and can connect us more intimately with the artist. The Museum of Antiquities in Old Jaffa, Israel, is taking it a step further with its current exhibition featuring Nano Art works that fit on the head of a pin!

The juror for Less is More was Jack Rasmussen, curator at the American University Museum and I am very pleased he chose two of my works.

Icarus  Porcelain figure and found sconce.
Icarus Porcelain figure and found sconce.

I have been so immersed in the painting studio  lately that I love to send some of my ceramic creations out on the exhibition circuit! The show opens with a special signature cocktail and preview on May 29th and is open to the public till the end of June 2013.

Update: On opening night, my Icarus piece fell to the floor and was shattered. Quite unfortunate, but a friend rightly pointed out that I should look at it as Icarus: The Performance!!!!!

2 thoughts on “Less is more

  1. mitch becker May 7, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    good news…….all the best

  2. Marion Deshmukh May 30, 2013 / 12:07 am

    Really enjoy your reflections on art. The Hilleood mansion is one of those hidden DC jewels.

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