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One Pill Makes You Small


Tastes Like Chicken Art Space
300 Morgan Avenue, 718-384-0456
April 6 - May 6, 2007
Reception: Friday, April 6, 8 - 10 PM
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One Pill Makes You Small, is a group exhibition that challenges the viewers’ own perceptions of scale. By utilizing the two exhibition spaces, you fall through the rabbit hole like Alice and explore artwork that in one room makes you larger than life, and in the next room, dwarfs you with images and scale. Upon closer examination, the individual works by each artist hold the viewers attention beyond the perceived sense of scale, and the works create their own world to be entered, and become large even when they take up little space. Curated by sculptor, Sherry Bittle.

The artists: Chris Burnside, Diane Carr, Mario Camacho, Jeremiah Dickey, Charley Friedman, April Hannah, Paul Katzen, Michelle Loughlin, Holly Lynton, Beth McCaskey, Carolyn Monastra, Michael Rader, Kent Rogowski, Lance Wakeling, Mika Yokobori.

Bolivian born Brooklyn artist Mario Camacho and New York artist Jeremiah Dickey combine their talents to create a video install with psychedelic imagery, vibrant colors, and flash images that are hypnotic, humorous, and not only take us to a different place and time, but a place of no time-as the viewer falls into a deep trance. Lance Wakeling is the director of Art Mini, a miniature art fair. Each participating artist designs every detail of their booth including layout and the work to be shown. Parody and satire are indistinguishable from earnest and literal representation. Kent Rogowski similarly creates a miniature world, but his is encapsulated in snow globes that contain instead of happy little momentos, true representations of real, human moments that aren’t always about happiness. Holly Lynton and Carolyn Monastra both use photography to alter the perception of scale. Lynton creates an installation that the viewer must enter to be encompassed by giant cherry blossoms, while Monastra shows what appears to be a normal house until you look into the window and curiously find that humans don’t quite fit. Diane Carr creates an unnatural mini forest that has amazingly vibrant and fairytale feel, while April Hannah’s mini wood sculptures are reminiscent of magical chess pieces. Mika Yokobori and Michael Rader willingly offer to transport you into their paintings of giant organic shapes and magical structures, while Beth McCaskey, Michelle Loughlin and Chris Burnside offer up linear works that are at once delicate and powerful. Finally Charley Friedman’s sculpture watches the viewer through giant eyes, and Paul Katzen deals you in!
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