Jan Dunning, Untitled (Bedroom), 2009.
Color Pinhole Photograph. From the Precarious Rooms series (2009-2014). Photo courtesy of the artist.
On view October 10, 2015 to September 18, 2016
Located in the: Art & Nature Center
This exhibition in PEM's Art & Nature Center explores the concept of scale – from the nano-sized to the galactic – challenging our perception of perspective, relative size and proportion. Featured works include miniatures, sculptures, photography and installations loaned from regional, national and international contemporary artists, as well as works from PEM's collection. Interactives enable audiences to experiment with visual scale and to explore the role scale plays in art and our perception of the world around us.
Sizing It Up features works by the following artists: Bryant Austin, Vaughn Bell, Christopher Boffoli, Nicole Catrett, Sally Curcio, Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards, Jan Dunning, Mary Edna Fraser, Robert Gendler, Linden Gledhill, Patrick Jacobs, Chris Jordan, Cornelia Kavanagh, Brian Knep, Alex MacLean, Vik Muniz, John Newsom, Jill Pabich, Angela Palmer, Jeanée Redmond, Joel Robison, Michael Paul Smith, Marilu Swett, Sarah Seabury Ward and Wensdy Whitehead.
Vik Muniz, Sandcastle #10, 2014.
Photo courtesy of the artist. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Alex MacLean, Surfers Behind Breaking Wave at Sunset Beach, 1998.
© 2012 Alex S. MacLean / Landslides.
Get your hands dirty while learning about plants and mini habitats. A member of the Niche Urban Garden Supply team guides you through the process as you design a one-of-a-kind terrarium to take home. Trails & Sails celebrates the region's history, landscapes and hidden gems over two weekends of free events. Visit essexheritage.org for complete listing.