LARGEsmall Experiments in Scale, VANS Regional Exhibition

LARGEsmall Experiments in Scale
Visual Arts Nova Scotia Annapolis East Regional Exhibition
May 22 – July 4th, 2009
Opening: May 22, 7pm
Acadia University Art Gallery
Wolfville, NS

Discrepancy of size is a form of distortion, and all forms of distortion shock
us into attention.  —Steven Millhauser, “The Fascination of the Miniature”

May 20, 2009 – This exhibition features recent work by members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia Annapolis East. Working across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture, and installation, participating artists explore the power of scale and its capacity to generate and change meaning. What values and strategies are in play when we decide to supersize or miniaturize? How do we respond to the grand scale, the small scale, and the human scale—and how does a change in size create a change in meaning? In this show, VANS artists present their unique and sometimes surprising responses to these questions. Whether large or small, intimate or monumental, these works just might resize your ideas about art.

View the regional exhibition catalogue here.


For further information contact Acadia University Art Gallery at 902-585-1373,, or Visual Arts Nova Scotia,


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