Greenwich, CT - On November 3, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT continues its tradition of offering a biennial exhibition of miniatures for the holiday season. Entitled Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists, the new show will feature small-scale architectural sculpture by a dozen contemporary artists. It will be on view in the Museum’s Arcade gallery through January 27, 2019.
Enticing viewers to take a closer look, this exhibition of miniatures, models, and dioramas explores interior and exterior architecture in a range of scales. Some works contemplate the structure and its place in history as a monument to architectural creativity. Others pay homage to the history of an urban environment, yet others depict fanciful, surreal places that could only exist in miniature.
The mood evoked by the sculptures encourages observers to suspend their perception of reality and to invent their own narrative. These mixed media sculptures fascinate because of the juxtaposition of size and subject and elicit amazement at the precision of the workmanship.
Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists is supported by a Committee of Honor co-chaired by Kathleen Metinko and Jan Rogers Kniffen, Michael Kovner and Jean Doyen de Montaillou, and Bob and Gale Lawrence, with additional support provided by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.
On Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, the Bruce will host a moderated discussionwith artists whose work is featured in Downsized, including Amy Bennett, Thomas Doyle, and Frank Poor. A reception begins at 6:00 pm; the discussion takes place at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a Q&A session. Reservations are required at brucemuseum.org; Museum members and students with ID free; nonmembers, $15.
The attached press release provides additional detail about the Downsized exhibition, as well as three images. Also attached is a high-res version of Frank Poor’s Cotton Depot – Bishopville, SC sculpture. If you’d like to receive additional high-res images, please let me know.