Annual Mini Show gets good review

Red DoorFor this year’s annual juried Miniature Exhibition at the Art Exchange Gallery in London’s Wortley Village, I submitted two pieces – 784 Richmond Street (shown at the left) and Mill on the Thames (shown below).

This is the 8th year that Al and Karen Stewart have sponsored this popular event, and the show consists of more than 120 pieces by 90 area artists. Each piece measures just 3×4 inches for wall pieces and 3x4x3 inches for sculptures. The wall pieces are displayed in an 8×10 inch matt. Al and Karen frame and hang each piece.

The show includes works in a variety of media from drawings to paintings, mixed-media to sculptures.

The London Free Press published a review of the show on February 4, and called it small in size but big on innovation. My Richmond Street photo was one of four pieces used to illustrate the article.

Mill on the ThamesTroy Ouellette of the Art Exchange was quoted in the review. He said “I am astounded at the diversity of subject matter and media in this year’s show. You will notice in Pat Gibson’s work of an old slide (Cottage Memory), which certainly comes from a different period, in stark contrast to David Ogilvie’s digitally manipulated work of an old Victorian house (784 Richmond). Both are dealing with older themes, but handling them in new and surprising ways.

Ouellette called the show a great opportunity to collect work at a modest price, plus a chance to meet some of the artists at the opening.

The show opened on February 12 and will run until March 2. The opening reception is on Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

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