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nano 1.3

28 May 2019

A concept of relative simplicity, - nano 1.3 invites artists to zoom in, scale down, shrink, condense, encapsulate and compact; submitting works with an exact height of 20cm and a maximum width of 30cm. The exhibition is an opportunity to play with scale, to explore what effects it has for both artist and viewer, and what new parameters it may set for the curator and the gallery space.
 
Smaller works immediately require and create a greater intimacy with the viewer, compelling us to come closer, look closer, stay longer.  While large, expansive works keep us at a distance, smaller works activate interiority and introspection. They require a sharper focus, a keener gaze, a lingering attention. Playing into our fascination with the miniature, small works conjure whimsy, a sense of the magical, a playfulness. But profundity need not be reserved only for the grandiose, and by requiring an economy of expression from the artist, smaller works are also often surprisingly affecting and impactful.

Participating: Various artists

VENUE:

BARNARD GALLERY
Address: 55 Main Street, Newlands, Cape Town
Tel: 021 671 1553
Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00. Open by appointment.




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