Wendy Small “Close to Home”

Planthouse

poster for Wendy Small “Close to Home”
[Image: Wendy Small "Mabel" 9 Photographs on lford matte Photo paper 20 x 16 in.]
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The works in Wendy Small’s upcoming exhibition, Close to Home, are pulled from a series of photographs in which she documented the comfort and container of her own home. These domestic vignettes were composed in her everyday life and without pretense, except that each would contain at least one work of her own.

In the process of recording and editing these works, Small ruminated on a statement made by another artist at a lecture she attended; “I know this might not be enough for everybody, but it is enough for me.” She then titled the series Collecting Myself, a cheeky reference to the timeless struggle of an artist’s viability, and simultaneously a self-declared endorsement of her own work.

The works in this show are intimate portraits of an artist’s inner world. Her drawings, paintings, and photographs are tucked in corners, resting on tables, leaning atop a stack of books. They illustrate the vulnerability, doubt, and pride in the contemplative gaze every artist takes with his or her own work.

Wendy Small is an American artist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her degree in painting from the School of Visual Arts, followed by her BSN from New York University.

Small was assistant to the painter Terry Winters for ten years, and since then has worked as a nurse at Grace Church School. In 2002, Small began working solely with the photogram process. Her photograms have been displayed in galleries throughout NY and the United States, including at Sears Peyton, Morgan Lehman, and Von Lintel Gallery. Small has spent two summers at the Vermont Studio Center Residency, and has participated in Aipad, Nada, Pulse and Photo LA. art fairs. Her work can be found in both private and public collections.

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Schedule

from January 16, 2020 to February 22, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-01-16 from 18:00 to 20:00

Artist(s)

Wendy Small

Website

http://planthouse.net/ (venue's website)

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 17:00
Closed on Sundays

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Address: 55 W 28th St., New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-564-5500

Between Broadway and 6th Ave. Subway: N/R to 28th Street.

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