It’s possible to paint a monumental picture that’s only 10 inches wide, if one has a sense of scale, which is very different from a sense of size.
Gow Langsford Gallery presents Clock the Ton, a collection of new and existing works by selected gallery artists including; John Pule, Shane Cotton, Judy Millar, Sara Hughes, James Cousins, Tim Maguire, Allen Maddox, Richard McWhannell, Darryn George, Antonio Murado, Martin Ball, Simon Ingram and Reuben Paterson. Each of the 100 artworks exhibited are less than 600 mm squared allowing for a variety of media and styles to interface upon the gallery walls.
Small artworks side step a number of art historical traditions: the significance of physicality in Modernist movements and the Post Modern preoccupation with the spectacle via the proliferation of installation, film and public art. In contrast these comparatively miniature artworks can express the essential without the influence of size or grand gesture, their limited dimensions embodying the monumental and often seminal.