It’s often said that good things come in small packages… and in this case, it certainly rings true. In a new exhibition, opening December 7th at AFA Gallery, curated by Gallery Director Michael J Ruple, a collection of SMALL WORKS boldly entwines the visual perspectives and distinct styles of over thirty artists worldwide.

Undaunted by scale and still equally expressive, there is a heightened sense of wonder and surprise that accompanies the process of smaller artworks. Sparking conversation amongst viewers, this visually potent collection lets the imaginative impact linger.


Opening Reception:

December 7, 2017 | 6:00-9:00 PM

Exhibition Dates:

December 7, 2017 – January 1, 2018


AFA Gallery

54 Greene Street | New York, NY 10013 | ph. 212.226.7374

For additional images and information, please contact michael@afanyc.com

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AFA GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Small Works, a group exhibition of small format work from over thirty different artists from around the world. United in their scale, the featured artworks explore the variation in style, concept, and technical approach present in contemporary painting, drawing, and sculpture. The pieces that have been created exclusively for the exhibition have maximum dimensions of 16 x 16 x 16 inches (40.5 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm). From the meticulous 18th century paintings on ivory to the illuminated manuscripts of the Renaissance, the miniature is deeply rooted in the history of art. While techniques and subject matter have changed over time, the unique impact of the miniature artwork remains the same. The intimate scale of these works draws the viewer closer, forcing them to engage personally with the artwork and artist.

The exhibition features new works by Michael Alan, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Sergio Barrale, Casey Baugh, Rick Berry, Troy Brooks, Bill Carman, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Kelly Denato, Rose Freymouth-Frazier, Gris Grimly, Justin Hopkins, Jared Joslin, Jessica Joslin, Robert LaDuke, Chris Leib, David Lipson, Francis Livingston, Alessandra Maria, Pierre Matter, Caitlin T. McCormack, Kathie Olivas, Marc Scheff, Steven Skollar, Pol Turgeon, Hannah Yata, and more.

Mia Bergeron
oil on aluminum
“Clearing Space”
ArtResin and mixed media
5 x 7 x 4”

Caitlin McCormack
“Croftlain I”
crocheted cotton string, glue, steel pins, velvet
12.25” x 12.25” x 1.5”

Ryan Salge
graphite on paper
“12 x 12”

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