Current Exhibition
July 8 - August 22, 2014

SMALL THINGS CONSIDERED


SMALL THINGS CONSIDEREDLaurence Miller Gallery is pleased to present Small Things Considered, our summer exhibition featuring more than fifty small works by three dozen picture makers, both masters and emerging.

The art of our age seems to be ever-growing. Tasked with filling mega galleries, art fairs, and blockbuster museum shows, the global art market has fostered ever-larger creations. Epic scale and spectacle have become the default mode of the day. Small Things Considered has been conceived in conscious opposition to this trend.

In assembling a show focusing exclusively on small-scale work, we have sought to highlight what is neglected when only the grandiose is considered. These works elevate a kind of expression that cannot be achieved when we only exhibit the sensational. The pieces gathered here embrace sensitivity, impermanence, delicacy, and modesty as some of the most affecting kinds of experience.

With over 50 works by 30 different artists, a wide array of approaches to the small gesture is on view. From 1949, we have Harry Callahan portraying his wife Eleanor as if from a great distance, her figure dwarfed by a black void around her. Ray Metzker's photograph of children on a beach from two decades later is like a negative of Callahan's image, the figures rendered as silhouettes dancing across the ocean's horizon. From Kazuo Sumida's fleeting moments on the New York City subway to Dominic Episcipo's profile of Elvis carved out of raw beef, it is a diverse group of pictures that, whether through tenderness or wit, share a common sense of intimacy.


Lake Grey, Towers of Paine
Luca Campigotto
Lake Grey, Towers of Paine, Chile, 2000
6½ x 8" pigment print
#1/10
Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso

Construction
Mauro Altamura
Construction, Irondequoit, N.Y., 1982
5 x 6¼" vintage gelatin silver print
Signed on verso

Orbiter
Liz Nielson
Orbiter, 2014
10 x 8" chromogenic print
Unique
Signed on verso

Okutama Town, Nishitama County
Toshio Shibata
Okutama Town, Nishitama County, 2006
4 x 5" type-c print
Edition 10
Signed on verso

Guilin, China
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing
Guilin, China
1970's
3½ x 4¼" vintage gelatin silver print

Synesthetic Nights
Jacob Cartwright
Synesthetic Nights, 2014
10 x 8" oil on panel
Signed on verso

Liquid
Liz Nielsen
Liquid, 2014
10 x 8" chromogenic print
Unique
Signed on verso

Homebase
Liz Nielsen
Homebase, 2014
10 x 8" chromogenic print
Unique
Signed on verso

Harry Partch Gate 5 Ensemble
Jacob Cartwright
Harry Partch Gate 5 Ensemble, 2014
12 x 12" oil on panel
Signed on verso

Eroded Rocks, Point Lobos
Edward Weston
Eroded Rocks, Point Lobos, 1930
9¼ x 7½" gelatin silver print from
Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio, c.1952
Initialled and dated on mount recto
Printed by Brett Weston

Galaxy Apple
Paul Caponigro
Galaxy Apple, N.Y.C., 1964
6¾ x 8" gelatin silver print
Printed later
Signed on verso

Eleanor, Chicago
Harry Callahan
Eleanor, Chicago, 1949
8 x 10" gelatin silver print
Printed later
Signed on verso

Capital Reef, Utah
Minor White
Capital Reef, Utah, 1962
from Sequence 15
7½ x 7¾" vintage gelatin silver print
Mounted; signed on mount recto

Polaroid #1
Nathalie Zaro
Polaroid #1, 2014
4 x 4" Polaroid print
Unique
Signed on verso

Untitled collage
Ray K. Metzker
Untitled collage, 1993
7¾ x 6½"
Unique
Signed and dated on mount recto

Minstrel Showbill
Walker Evans
Minstrel Showbill, Alabama, 1936
7 x 9½" mounted gelatin silver print
#50/100, from Ives-Sillman Portfolio, 1971
Signed and editioned on mount recto

Still-Life
Bruce Wrighton
Still-Life, 1985
10 x 8" vintage type-c print
Estate stamp on verso

Dennis Farber
Dennis Farber
Untitled, 1980's
4 x 5" gold leaf on photograph
Signed on verso

Untitled abstraction
Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Untitled abstraction, 1980-1990
7 x 7" type-c print
Inscribed to Larry Miller

Untitled abstraction
Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Untitled abstraction, 1980-1990
7 x 7" type-c print
Inscribed to Larry Miller

Hallucinations
DoDo Jin Ming
Hallucinations, 1996
5 x 6½" pigment print, made 2014
Signed on verso

The Queen, the King, and the Princess
DoDo Jin Ming
The Queen, the King, and the Princess, 1996
4½ x 6½" pigment print, made 2014
Signed on verso

Fondamenta Nupe
Willy Ronis
Fondamenta Nupe, Venice, 1959
14 x 11" gelatin silver print
Printed c. 2000
Signed on recto, titled and dated on verso

Jerry Uelsmann, Untitled
Jerry Uelsmann
Untitled, 1969
5 x 4¼" vintage gelatin silver print
Printed on metallic paper
Signed on verso

Proof of Ghosts
Dane Carder
Proof of Ghosts, 2013-2014
45 mixed-media prints, mounted to poplar
Each print 3½" x 21/8"
Each signed and dated on verso

War in Vietnam
Larry Burrows
War in Vietnam, 5-23-64
9 x 13 3/8" vintage gelatin silver print
LIFE Magazine stamp on verso

New York Subway
Kazuo Sumida
New York Subway, West 28th St., 2002
7½ x 10" gelatin silver print
Signed on verso

Country Road
George Tice
Country Road, 1961
5¼ x 9½" gelatin silver print
Printed later
Signed on recto

N.Y.C., 1972
Helen Levitt
N.Y.C., 1972
8½ x 12½" dye-transfer print
Printed c. 2000
Signed on verso

Rue Muller
Willy Ronis
Rue Muller, Montmartre, 1934
13¼ x 93/4" gelatin silver print
Printed c. 2000
Signed on recto, titled and dated on verso

N Train, New York Subway
Kazuo Sumida
N Train, New York Subway, 2002
7½ x 10" gelatin silver print
Signed on verso

Windshield Flag
Will Brown
Windshield Flag, 1972
6 x 9" vintage gelatin silver print
Mounted
Signed on mount recto

Maine Pump
Walker Evans
Maine Pump, 1933
11 x 8¼" mounted gelatin silver print
#71/75 from Double Elephant Portfolio, 1973
Signed and editioned on mount recto

Studio
David Graham
Studio, Philadelphia, 1979
10 x 8" vintage Ektacolor print
Signed on verso

St. Cloud
Chris Rauschenberg
St. Cloud, 1998
8¼ x 5½" gelatin silver print
Signed on verso

Providence, R.I., 1971
Harry Callahan
Providence, R.I., 1971
7½ x 7" dye-transfer print
Signed on recto

Doorway, 204 W. 13th St.
Walker Evans
Doorway, 204 W. 13th St., 1931
11 x 8¾" mounted gelatin silver print
#71/75 from Double Elephant Portfolio, 1973
Signed and editioned on mount recto

Silos and Utility Sheds
David Graham
Silos and Utility Sheds, Maumee, Ohio, 1988
8 x 10" vintage Ektacolor print
Signed on verso

Pretzel
Will Brown
Pretzel, 1973
7½ x 5" vintage gelatin silver print
Signed , titled, and dated on verso

N.Y.C.(broken mirror), c. 1942<
Helen Levitt
N.Y.C.(broken mirror), c. 1942
11 x 7½" gelatin silver print
Printed 1990's
Signed on verso

Atlantic City (75 BZ-17)
Ray K. Metzker
Atlantic City (75 BZ-17), 1975
4¼ x 6" vintage gelatin silver print
#1/5
Signed and editioned on verso

Eleanor and Barbara
Harry Callahan
Eleanor and Barbara, Lake Michigan, 1953
8 x 10" gelatin silver print
Printed later
Signed on verso

Eleanor and Barbara
Harry Callahan
Eleanor and Barbara, Chicago, 1953
9 x 13½" dye-transfer print
Signed on verso

Country Girls
August Sander
Country Girls, Westerwald, 1925
11½ x 8½" gelatin silver print
Printed by Gunther Sander, 1976
Signed by Gunther Sander on verso

Father and Son
Bruce Wrighton
Father and Son, Binghamton, 1987
8 x 10" vintage Ektacolor print
Stamped on verso

Chaplain Carrie and Friend
Bruce Wrighton
Chaplain Carrie and Friend, Binghamton, 1987
8 x 10 " vintage Ektacolor print
Estate stamp on verso

SMyrtle Beach, S.C.
Robert Frank
Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1955
9¼ x 13" gelatin silver print
Printed later
Signed, titled, and dated on recto

Hong Kong Rain
Fan Ho
Hong Kong Rain, c. 1960
1½ x 1¾" vintage gelatin silver print
Signed on verso

Shape of the Night 1
Yasumasa Morimura
Shape of the Night 1, 1996
5 x 4" Polaroid print
Unique
Signed on recto

Michael Jackson Calves Liver
Dominic Episcopo
Michael Jackson Calves Liver, 2010
13½ x 10½"
Archival inks on German etch paper
Signed on verso

Statue
Josef Sudek
Statue, 1968
7¾ x 4¾" vintage gelatin silver print
Signed, titled and dated on recto

Gerald Van der Kaap - Untitled
Gerald Van der Kaap
Untitled, 1995
Two 4¼ x 3½" lenticular
photographs, mounted
Signed on verso

Shape of the Night 2
Yasumasa Morimura
Shape of the Night 2, 1994
5 x 4" Polaroid print
Unique
Signed on recto

Love Me Tender (Filet Mignon)
Dominic Episcopo
Love Me Tender (Filet Mignon), 2010
13½ x 10½"
Archival inks on German etch paper
Signed on verso

Banking and Currency Museum
Simone Rosenbauer
Banking and Currency Museum,
Kadina, SA, 2011
14 x 14" archival pigment print
Edition 10
Signed on label verso



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