The Miniature Exhibition Opens at Grunwald Gallery of Art

Miniaturists Unveil Top Works in The Miniature
Exhibition on View at Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University
Friday, August 28 – Friday, October 3

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Thomas Doyle, Proxy (Haven Ln.), 2013, mixed media

The Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana will kick off its fall exhibition series with The Miniature, an exhibition of miniature-themed work by ten renowned miniaturists and artisans. On view Friday, August 28 through Friday, October 3, this show will feature miniature work in a variety of media, exact miniature replicas of historical instruments or furniture, models, miniature worlds, and much more. Participating artists are Matthew AlbaneseNell CorkinAlthea CromeBlane de St. CroixThomas DoyleJoe Fig, Mark Murphy, William RobertsonLee-Ann Chellis Wessel, and Michael Yurkovic. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12-4 PM.

Althea Crome, Ancient Egyptian Cardigan, 2005, silk thread

A great number of artists working in miniature today display a compulsive motivation and an obsessive attention to detail. These talented artisans must create and customize tools to suit their needs; indeed the process of designing and constructing these tools is often as inventive as the finished miniatures themselves.

In conjunction with The Miniature exhibition, the following events are free and open to the public:

Lecture by Joe Fig
Friday, August 28 at 5 PM in Fine Arts 102

Opening Reception
Friday, August 28 from 6-8 PM in Grunwald Gallery

Lecture by Thomas Doyle
Friday, September 4 at 5 PM in Fine Arts 102

Demonstration by William Robertson
Friday, September 11 at 12 PM in Grunwald Gallery

Demonstration by Althea Crome
Friday, September 11 at 12 PM in Grunwald Gallery

For more information and images, contact the Grunwald Gallery of Art at (812) 855-8490 or Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or visit the Grunwald Gallery website

Bill Robertson, Gold Microscope, 1998, 24k gold, wood, shagreen, Louis XV style microscope. Original in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Blane de St. Croix, Two Ends, 2011, mixed materials, each 8’ x 2.5’ x 5.5′
Joe Fig, Ross Bleckner, 2007, mixed media


Feel Big Live Small Exhibition at apexart

Feel Big Live Small
organized by Elan Smithee
with an essay by Rachel Nuwer
on view at apexart
now through Saturday, May 17
291 Church Street, New York, NY

A little (mini) excerpt from the press release:

Dioramas and miniatures are used in the field of architecture to preview a vision, in cinema to create a fabricated world, and in workshops as a means for children to process traumatic events. 

Feel Big Live Small explores dioramas and miniatures as well as our fascination with all things small, both as a technical feat and a psychological relationship.

Kendal Murray, Family Style, Smile, 2012; Kendal Murray, Esteem, Dream, 2012; Serial Cut, Office Case, 2011; Serial Cut, HSBC, 2015.
Kendal Murray, Family Style, Smile, 2012; Kendal Murray, Esteem, Dream, 2012; Serial Cut, Office Case, 2011; Serial Cut, HSBC, 2015.

Featuring work by:

Matthew Albanese
Alice Bartlett
Dante Brebner
Citizen Brick
Thomas Doyle
Joe Fig
Idan Levin
Kendal Murray
Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber
Serial Cut
Tracey Snelling
Daisy Tainton

Check out many (mini) more installation images via apexart.

Tracey Snelling, The Parade Ends, 2012, wood, paint, charcoal, lights, LCD screen, media player, speaker, transformer, 24 x 24 inches; Tracey Snelling, Bad Girl, 2012, Wood, paint, lights, electroluminescent wire, LCD screens, media players, speakers, transformer, 24 x 24 inches.