December 5, 2013 - January 4, 2014
"Serrah Russell’s collages deploy a warm formalism to create an expanse of relational space in a small format..."
James Harris Gallery is pleased to present “SML” featuring small, medium and large scale works by Julie Alexander, Francis Celentano, Linda Connor, Claire Cowie, Wynne Greenwood, Colleen Hayward, Jenny Heishman, Takuro Kuwata, Matthias Merkel Hess, Nicholas Nyland, Serrah Russell, Gail Tremblay, Josef Vascovitz and Bing Wright.
Co-curated by James Harris and Julie Alexander, this exhibition will include painting, sculpture and photography. Working the territory mapped by the visionary writings of Rem Koolhaas’ S, M, L, XL, and translated from architecture to art, the selected works serve as a framework and commentary on society’s compartmentalization according to scale. From clothing sizes to consumable goods, our minds are constantly confronted by the need to label each item we encounter. The spectrum from small to medium to large serves as a metaphor for this compulsory categorization. The relative and absolute measure of each piece inverts these categories.