“Small is Large” #1
Small things that tell a larger story.
danielle b. ashton
“Seasonal Cocoons” - mixed media sculpture & “daniellians” -
“References” - photography installation
Reception for the artists:
29th 6pm – 10pm
Show continues until May 27
In this exhibit we will be showcasing works of tiny diameter & dimension,
which together form a larger understanding. The works are installed
to create an environment or a relationship with each other within the
space. Although conceptually they will feel very formal once installed & each
artist tells one entire story as the title premise describes, viewers
are encouraged to purchase individual pieces from the exhibit.** The
overall synergy is that of time passages and solidified moments.
Sam Gezari showed with us in August 2005, for which his work was recognized
by David Pagel & Artweek. danielle b. ashton showed with us in October
2005 & her work is under consideration for a LACMA acquisition.
Gezari’s newest compiled
body of work, “References” is
an installation of transcontinental journey documentation. The photos
are 4”x 5” printed on metallic paper & mounted behind
matte plexi-glass. The result is tiny luminous gems that allow us
to formulate collective perceptions about the images. These collective
perceptions are tiny mirrors of the unconscious that influence our
cultural identity without reference to anything in particular, because
they are at once anywhere & everywhere. Yet as they are recognizable;
subway, Trans Am, Greyhound bus, a seagull, the back seat of a car
with a painting inside, a coiled hose on the floor - they tell a
larger story of fast fragments, almost like a dream of scattered memories,
of linked narratives in a transitory experience.
danielle b. ashton’s new work
series of photo-mounted panels that incorporate sculpture. The photo
pieces are approximately 8” wide x 3” in height with attached
approximately 4” sculpture in the shape of cocoons & additional
single cocoons suspended within the gallery space. Ashton’s work
evolves around the notion of conscious movement and the encouragement
for people to be aware of all aspects of life, the day-to-day routines
that are sometimes perceived as small, but as a whole are quite monumental.
These concepts are solidified by the use of found objects & every-day
things, such as cat hair, a sock with holes, glue – all made into “Seasonal
Cocoons” that represent the larger story of hibernation. The intrinsic
intimacy of her work in scale & execution mark time with delicacy & reflection.
In addition we will be showcasing “daniellians” – beautifully
carved porcelain sculpture that further emphasizes life’s travels.
“Small is Large” #1 is the second in a series of 3 curatorial
concepts that Gallery Revisited is pursuing for its 2006 calendar year. Gallery
Revisited is dedicated to accessible exhibitions with content.
**In all there are some 80 pieces in the installation ranging in price
from $150 – under $400. Entire or fragments of the installations
may be commissioned.