Small scale art with large scale implications opening at McCain Gallery
The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery invites you to the reception for ‘Eat It Up,’ opening on Thursday, May 26th from 7-9PM at the gallery (downstairs at 8 McCain St, Florenceville-Bristol). This multi-media, group exhibition showcases a select group of miniature works, unlike any collection ever previously displayed by the gallery.
Curated by the gallery’s Director, Victoria Hutt, no piece will exceed a frame size of six by six inches. The resulting effect of experiencing artwork of such small scale will be much like the cake that Alice eats in Wonderland. Feeling enormous by comparison, the viewer will be forced to take time to get up close and personal with the work, to discover and appreciate all it has to offer. On the concept, Hutt explains, “The exhibition reinforces that small is powerful, presenting an allegory of our beloved New Brunswick. New Brunswick is a vibrant and worthy place, despite its small stature.”
“This unique exhibition is captivating in more ways than one,” exclaims Laurel Green. Recently having accepted a full time position at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton, Green still works on a casual basis supporting ALMAG and is an exhibiting artist in the upcoming show. “I am thrilled to participate in a show that is so conceptually dear to my heart. I recognize the strong and beautiful virtues of our little province and feel privileged to know the talent that it inspires and breeds.”
‘Eat It Up’ will be on display May 26 – July 2nd in a showcase of tiny treasure created by nearly two dozen local and regional artists affiliated with the gallery.
About the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery
ALMAG is a non-profit, community art gallery operating on the banks of the St. John River in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. The gallery operates year round, exhibiting local and regional artists and offers a broad range of educational programming. The gallery provides a professional venue and cultivates a broader appreciation and knowledge of the arts in New Brunswick. To learn more, please visit http://www.mccainartgallery.com, or call us at 506.392.6769.