Very pleased to announce inclusion in what promises to be a fabulous exhibition at Cross Lane Project space in Kendal called Miniscule. This is the second group show of miniature artworks shown at the space showing works no larger than a match box.
For Miniscule Cross Lane I produced a series of artworks (from which one will be chosen) based on a concept I’ve called #SOTWO – State Of The World Overwhelm.
#SOTWO is a critique on the devastation we have created – are creating – in the world, mixed with the abundance of news and opinion thrown at us every day – and the confusion over truth in that concoction via the (social) media, combined with a simultaneous emotional response of helplessness in the inability to take meaningful action, the anger of the state of the situation that we have created, the burden of legitimate existence within this framework, and the overwhelm of the magnitude of it, the guilt of living a life within it and the difficulty of creating beauty despite it.
#SOTWO is a reflection on the immediacy of our context – the political, economic, environmental and social disaster zone that has emerged through our actions. #SOTWO is our legacy.
There are 4 series of #SOTWO, each with four domed miniature artworks. Cross Lane Projects will host one of the first.
Miniscule Part 2 could be regarded as a bijou sociological experiment; over 220 artists have taken up the invitation to submit a diminutive art object of any genre or media but with one simple proviso: the maximum size of the work is that of the common matchbox; 2” by 1.5”.
Thinking small and making small is a unique position and while some artists specialise in the miniature or reductive ideas and might consider it a regular part of their creative output, many more do not. For most of the artists participating in Miniscule, the format is an intriguing challenge; a stimulus or provocation; potentially a playful distraction from their standard artistic practice. The exhibition includes established and upcoming artists from the UK and around the world.
This diverse exhibition presents carefully considered, imaginative but seriously tiny, fragile art objects – an exquisite mass of breeding minisculism. As curator Vanya Balogh describes “Here we will find a toy-box destruction derby of high-concept in abject competition, a kaleidoscope cross-cut of current making and thinking but one set in an equal arena, although admittedly it may be biased towards the ‘less is more’ camp. Is an object to be judged by its size? Does size really matter? Can we say that the London Eye has more impact on the art world than a bicycle wheel?”
Miniscule Part 2 is a sequel to the exhibition Miniscule curated and devised by artists Vanya Balogh and Jim Racine, and presented at Oblong Gallery, London in June 2010.
Artists included in Miniscule Part 2 at Cross Lane Projects: Ozgul Arslan, Kunbo Meng, David Redfern, Jill Gibson, Martha Parsey, Paul Hazelton, Riitta Hakkarainen, Liz Sheridan, Thomas J Ridley, Marisa Polin, Sarah Pager, Anna Mortimer, Jim Racine, Meriliis Rinne, Bob Lawson, Mandee Gage, Mahaut Harley Leca, Anna Fairchild, Steve Pettengell, Tabitha Knight, Angela Wright, Maslen & Mehra, Tisna Westerhof, Penelope Payne, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Toby Morgan, Susan Supercharged, Susan Haire, Catherine Syl, Tracey Moberly, Fiona Haines, Emma Croft, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Tiziana Mandolesi, Jeanne Susplugas, Ben Hopper, India Roper-Evans, Christopher Clack, Andrew Stys, Noel Grassy Macken, Thomas Behling, Michael Petry, Elli Lestas, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Vanya Balogh, Kerry Baldry, Veronica Shimanovskaya, Sooz Belnavis, Stefan Draschan & Kinga Jakabffy, John Plowman, Joseph Sakoilsky, Susan Schulman, Alina Gavrielatos, Piyali Gosh, Susana Lopez Fernandez, Venetia Nevill, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Keeler Tornero, Pascal Rousson, Vera Jefferson, Toko Yamamoto, Natalija Jezova, Toby Bricheno, Jason Gibilaro, Tommy Seaward, Sripey J Kemfor, Richard Ducker, Mary T Spence, Joanna McCormick, Christina Mitrentse, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Alex Hinks, Cadi Froehlich, Ibby Doherty, Mark Wigan, Spizz Energi, EC, Kate Terry, Rebecca Scott, Mark Woods, Alejandro Pintado, Stimulus Ltd, Karen Ay, Anne-Mie Melis, EDZ, Teo Robinson, Brent Wahl, Tim Lewis, Nina Atevic-Murtic, Louise Riley, Ingrid Zee, Mark McGowan, Viktor Popovich, Liz Bailey, Sol Archer, Daniel Devlin, FREEE, Urban XXX, Maurizio De Angelis, Geraldine Swayne, Emily Mould, Herzog Dellafiore, Bruce Mclean, Nina Saunders, Daniel Soyer, Petros Chrisostomou, Georgina McNamara, Francisco Da Mata, Kety Balogh, Bruce Campbell, Kate Stewart, Yanai Segal, Severed Heads Collective, Brad Pitts & Downey Juniors, Catherine Du Pont Marseille, Anita Bryan, Stacie McCormick, Toni Gallagher, Jane Grisewood, Clive Burton, Caroline Gregory, Jane Karan, Zbigzibni Morecki, Lizzie Sykes, JL Reed, Kate Kotcheff, Fiona McAuliffe Artist Forte, Nicholas Cheeseman, Desdemona Varon, Gabriel Mulvey, Rebecca Feiner, Amy Warwick, Julia Maddison, Gina Southgate, Sabine Wannenmacher, Neda Dana-Haeri, Gordon Faulds, Deborah Bee Artist, Nicole Barclay, Keith Ball, Hannah Campion, Nadia Ballan, Calum F Kerr, Cathy Gale, Andrea Robinson, Doug Haywood, Beverley Isaacs, Paul Coombs, Meg Shirayama, Alice Herrick, Dannielle Hodson, Jessica Bailey, Miyuki Kasahara, John Stephens, Vanja Karas, Maria Jose Arceo, Melissa Alley, Paul Tecklenberg, Yael Atzmony, Eti More, Avivit Segal, Arie Berkowitz, Sarah Goldbart, Olga Jurgenson, Alexandre Bianchini, Kaori Homma, Graham Watson, Heather Cowie, Kate Gilman Brundett, Jude Cowan Montague, Annie Luke Turner, Mike Healey, Atty Bax, Sarah Kogan, Liz Helman, Petra Lea, Natasha Vicars, Mona K, Noriko Uno, Keiko Owada, Rigulio Graak, Susana Sanroman, Nicola Hicks, Birgit Jensen, Jochen Saueracker, Julius Hinks, Stella Whalley, Lucinda Burgess, Cassandra Mahoney, Leila Houston, Tomaz Kramberger, Daleya Marohn, Michael Croft, Sarah Doyle, Didi Nobin, Roger Clarke, Guy Haddon-Grant, Katya Kan, Roberto Ekholm, Patrick Colhoun, Graham Tunnadine, Sylvie Rodriguez, Ai Wei Wei, Ruby Alice McCormick, Hermione Allsopp, Nerys Mathias, Max Sudhues, James Bell, Sarah Sparkes, Mervyn Syna, Russell Terry, Sarah Buckle, Ann Grim, Eva Raboso, Andrea Morucchio, Ray Gange, Michelangelo Arteaga, Mario Sanchez Varas, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Dr Von Hugo, Nancy Fouts, Emanuel Fanslau, Gzillion Artist, Peter Suchin,Steve Smith, Ian Thompson, Martha Mai McCormick, Alan Ardiff, Gavin Turk, Cathy de Monchaux, Martin Greenland, Charlie Whinney, Catherine Lorimer, Kate Davis & David Moore, Julian Cooper, Clayton Woods, Paul Tucker, Paul Sakolisky and Carole Pearson.