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Brevity’s Rainbow


Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
February 8 - February 17, 2008
Reception: Friday, February 8, 7 - 10 PM
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A Group Show of Tiny Works Curated by Maxwell Williams

Featuring David Shrigley, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Royal Art Lodge, PFFR, Rich Jacobs, Richard Colman, Kime Buzzelli, Kyle Mock, Noah Lyon, Andrew Kuo, Erika Somogyi, Keith Jones, Maya Hayuk, Wes Lang, Andrew Jeffery Wright, and many more!

Nothing against Christo and J-C, but art isn’t meant to be big grand flourishes of orange gates. And really, I love Olafur, and huge waterfalls under the great bridges of New York are really cool, but art is supposed to be an intimate affair.

The artists selected are all people that I have worked with, come into contact with or am friends with—some are prominent artists, and some are part-time, but all are very creative people. As the world gets smaller, you will come into contact with these creative people also. And hopefully as the world gets smaller, the ability to connect with people will grow. I am asking this growing group of people to, as Steve Martin would say, “get small.”

So I set upon having over 70 people interpret the idea of the Lilliputian and the temporal, the specks of dust that make up the world, the fleeting moments of pleasure and pain. I wanted the artists to bend over their workbenches and canvases and get inside of their tiny artworks. I wanted to freeze a moment so you could all lean in, get our faces right up next to the artwork, as close as you can possibly get, and see a tiny beautiful thing. I wanted to make a galaxy of tiny art, a prismatic assemblage of little moments: this is Brevity’s Rainbow.

-Curator’s Note, Maxwell Williams
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