LITTLE GEMS · May 29 - July 28, 2018

 

LITTLE GEMS

OPENING RECEPTION · Saturday, June 9, 4-7pm

Our latest exhibit, Little Gems, celebrates small original artworks by fifteen contemporary artists, many of whom we have worked with over the past decade, as well as artist friends new to the gallery. 

One of the things that makes a jewel so compelling is the concentration of beauty in a tiny object. My father loved small wonderful things. He drove a small car, owned tiny houses, and loved miniature books.

In 1977, working for the J.M. Kaplan Fund and in conjunction with the Smithsonian, he curated Artists’ Postcards, a collection of small artworks by contemporary artists. All of the original art was executed at postcard size. The 39 original paintings, drawings, and collages were exhibited together. Beautiful reproductions of the works were published and sold as individual postcards and as a complete set.

Now, 40+ years later, Elaine and I continue to be inspired by how concentrated beauty in small format can escalate its special and compelling qualities.

We are excited about the prospects for exhibiting this small scale gem-like work in conjunction with our jewelry collection.

- Charles Gladstone

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Laraine Armenti

Jill Whitney Armstrong

Erin Arnason

Leslie Bartlett

Karen Bellacosa

Kate Browning

Mara Callahan

John Coles

Russell Jones

Evan Lindquist

Diane Charyk Norris

Christopher Pullman

Esther Pullman

Julia Von Metzsch Ramos

Juni Van Dyke

 JILL WHITNEY ARMSTRONG,  Straightsmouth Sea Smoke,    2018, oil on canvas, 5” x 4”

JILL WHITNEY ARMSTRONG, Straightsmouth Sea Smoke, 2018, oil on canvas, 5” x 4”