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Artist Discussion on Miniature Sculpture Show at the Bruce

Date/Time

Nov 8, 2018
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM

Description

A miniatures show has been a biennial Bruce Museum holiday tradition for over 35 years—come take a peek on Saturday, November 3, when Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists opens to the public in the Museum’s Arcade gallery.

On Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, the Bruce will host a moderated panel discussion with 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.

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 or to the emotions elicited by places close to our hearts. Yet others depict fanciful, surreal places that could only exist in miniature.

The sculptures encourage 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.

“While architecture is the common denominator that unifies the show, the shared themes that thread through the work is what appealed to me about these particular artists,” says Kathy Reichenbach, Assistant to the Director and Curator of the Downsized exhibition.

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.

The exhibition will be on view through January 27, 2019.

Cost

Museum members and students with ID free; nonmembers $15

Location

View map Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Bruce Museum

Phone

203-505-9897

Contact name

Scott Smith

Contact email

ssmith@brucemuseum.org

Region:

Bedford,Fairfield,Ridgefield

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