New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

NYSS presents exhibitions in its historic gallery space, ranging from overviews of specific mediums, group & solo shows and retrospective surveys. The gallery showcases outstanding individuals who have not received due attention in NYC, and explores neglected aspects of well-known artists.

Likkle Tings, Curated by Curtis Santiago

December 9, 2021 – January 23, 202

The New York Studio School presents Likkle Tings, an exhibition curated by Curtis Talwst Santiago, on view December 9, 2021 – January 23, 2022. Likkle Tings looks at contemporary artists engaged with small-scale works as a major and serious aspect of their practice. The exhibition title is derived from the Caribbean slang for Little Things. Including works by Lyndon J Barrois, Sr, Emma Bonnemaison, Susan Cianciolo, Christina Kenton, Maria Koubourli, Christian Quin Newell, Jill Orlov, Patrice Robinson, Anthony Santiago, Curtis Talwst Santiago and Alexander Richard Wilson.

Curator Curtis Talwst Santiago writes “For most of our existence, humans have made tiny charms and talismans to bring luck, health, to keep the gods or those we cherish close. They have travelled with us, lived close to our bodies, and hidden from view when necessary. They have encouraged knowledge transmission, blessing, and intimacy.

The artists in this exhibition transform materials into palm-sized monuments. A mix of emerging and established artists, Likkle Tings has no insiders or outsiders. They are unified in their exploration of small-scale art as a channel and challenge. Lean in close, crouch, kneel, zoom in on your phone, reorient yourself, and embrace the quiet intimacy of close looking.

I would like to thank each artist for trusting me, as well as a heartfelt thank you to Graham Nickson and the New York Studio School for all of the support in putting together this exhibition.”


Lyndon J Barrois, Sr
Emma Bonnemaison
Susan Cianciolo
Christina Kenton
Maria Koubourli
Christian Quin Newell
Jill Orlov
Patrice Robinson
Anthony Santiago
Curtis Talwst Santiago
Alexander Richard Wilson

Image Captions

  1. Christina Kenton, Night Watch, 2021, Mixed Media/ Bic Lighter, 6 x 4.5 x 6.5 in. Courtesy of the Artist.
  2. Curtis Talwst Santiago, Artist as knight (self portrait), 2018, mixed media diorama in reclaimed, jewelry box, 2 1/4 x 2 x 2 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.
  3. Patrice Robinson, Red Rain, 2021, oil on NYC MetroCard, 6.8 x 4.2 inches (Diptych). Courtesy of the Artist.
  4. Lyndon J Barrois, Sr, Prizefighter (2018) is an animated sportrait depicting three days in the life of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, fighting his fiercest opponent - racism. Gum wrapper miniature sculptures and shot on iPhones. Courtesy of the Artist.
  5. Jill Orlov, Champagne Bubble Nesting Chair, Chair bubble is 2-1/8" in diameter, Materials include all the parts of a Veuve Clicquot champagne bottle except the glass: wire cage, foil, metal cap, paper label, cork, and glue. Courtesy of the Artist.
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