opening soonLarger than Life: Exploring Scale in Contemporary Art
June 2 - August 18, 2013
Since the Egyptians, art has played with the limits of its medium, stretching its size and scope to unfamiliar and unbelievable proportions. From the Great Sphinx of Giza, to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, artists have realized large-scale projects that have pushed the dimensions of their work to new and spectacular heights (and lengths!)
Larger than Life will explore how contemporary artists have begun to use new materials and technologies to reshape the traditional scale of sculpture. Recently, artists have focused of unfamiliar materials and methods of construction, using these elements to investigate the oversized, overstuffed, and uncanny elements in art. This exhibition will encourage viewers to reconsider what they have come to know about the role of art, and the way in which subjects and themes can be represented.
Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor