Sunday, May 25, 2008


May 31 – June 22, 2008

Burning River Gallery is pleased to announce Smalls, the first exhibition for the Brooklyn art space. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 31 from 7-9pm, or during the exhibition, which continues through June 22. The gallery is located at 217 Spencer Street #2 (between Willoughby & Dekalb).

In curating Smalls, Natalie Lanese and Inga Huld Tryggvadottir did not disagree once. This is perhaps to say (among other things) that the two curators have a similar sensibility for what they like: a nod to the traditional with plenty of weird thrown in. Though employing, in most cases, conventional media (ie, oil paintings, pen and ink drawings, cast or wood sculptures) these artworks are quirky. A still life of an unlikely “Drawing Machine”, a portrait of a grandpa belly, cast sculptures of underpants, and embroideries with expletives and flora overtaking their frames. The work may be small, but the ordinary media manifests as something curious with the handiwork of these artists.

The artists in Smalls are Camilla Padgitt-Coles, carlsweets, Eliza Fernand, Natalie Stevens, José Luis Cortés, Erin McWhorter, John Vogt, Stefanie Berks, Hilary Grisham, Hokuto Ichikawa, Joy Whalen, Danny Balgley, Nat Meade, Margaret Coleman, Inga Huld Tryggvadottir, and Natalie Lanese.

Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-6pm, or by appointment.

For more information please contact Natalie at Burning River Gallery at: 216.337.3710 or

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