Small Worlds

Artist’s Talk by Corin Hewitt: Wednesday, February 13 at 4:00 pm

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13 5:30pm-7pm

February 13 – May 10, 2019

Fleming Museum of Art
University of Vermont
61 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT

Small Worlds explores the ways contemporary artists use miniatures to inspire awe, whimsy, and even dread. These artists either create or employ found miniature figures, rooms, and landscapes, displaying them through photographs or sculptures. The resulting scenes, reminiscent of our childhood play-things, can recall in us that sense of wonder for the world around us, but also call our attention to the dark forces hidden beneath the seduction of the small. As our inherent attraction to the miniature draws us into the imagined world of the artist, real-world traumas such as violence, displacement, and environmental disaster are brought to our attention in intricate and intimate ways.