Dina Brodsky has a love affair with the miniature. She was nineteen when she made her first miniature paintings. However, it was after exhibiting at the Micro Museum (Desert Places, 2013) that she began painting in oils on two-inch Plexiglas circles. Her recent exhibit Cycling Guide to Lilliput, based on her solitary travels across Europe, displays over fifty paintings, largely consisting of landscapes.
Two concurrent exhibits, one uptown at the National Academy Museum and one downtown at the Eric Firestone Loft, offer versions of the legacy of Miriam Schapiro (1923 2015), one in the vaunted halls of academic history and the other within the white walls of a contemporary gallery setting.
Eighteen artists, chosen by curators Tun Myaing and Marshall Jones, tell their stories of origin, answering three questions displayed in tandem with their work: Why did you create this work of art? Why did you choose this profession? And, if you could own any work of art, what would it be?
The Glyndor Gallery’s exhibition (Not So) Still Life, displays the work of fourteen artists who share their interpretations of still life through the mediums of ceramics, photography, video, glass, and paint.