Small Standing Tall: Small Art by Big Artists
May 8 @ 3:00 pm - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Cross Contemporary Partners is pleased to present Small Standing Tall, an exhibition of small paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by 12 mid-career artists. The exhibition is guest curated by Jen Dragon and hosted by the Joyce Goldstein Gallery at 19 Central Square, Chatham, NY with hours Friday – Sunday 1:00-4:00 pm. The exhibition opens on Sat. May 8th, 4-6 pm with Covid protocols in place (mask-wearing and limited audience entry to the gallery). Small Standing Tall runs through June 5, 2021.
The twelve artists in Small Standing Tall have had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries across the United States and now converge in this small works show. The artists are: Sarah Hinckley (MA), Michel Goldberg (NY), Kaethe Kauffman (HI), Victoria Lowe (FL), Francie Lyshak (NYC), Nicki Marx (NM), Deborah Masters (NY), John A. O’Connor (FL), Eric Sanders (CA), James Singelis (MA), Francine Tint (NYC), and Gail Hillow Watkins (MD).
These artists’ works range in style and intention serving up an intimate survey of American contemporary art. Sarah Hinckley’s luminous watercolors of simple, elegant forms resonate with Victoria Lowe’s metaphysical metal prints; Kaethe Kauffman’s meditative, yogic photo-collages meet the decisive and self-assured monotypes of Eric Sanders; Francie Lyshak’s textural color field paintings pair with the distressed surfaces of Gail Hillow Watkins’ icons; the dynamic feather wall works of Nicki Marx meets the explosive gestural paintings of Francine Tint; the sincere black and white monotypes of Michel Goldberg act as a foil for the colorful self-portraits of James Singelis; and the crisp blackboard-style textbook print of John A. O’Connor dovetails with the visionary, story-telling crosses of Deborah Masters.