Shelter In Place is a miniature gallery, measuring 20 by 30 inches
May 14, 2020 2:59 PM   Subscribe

Shelter In Place is a miniature gallery, measuring 20 by 30 inches and exhibiting scaled-down works in a model structure created using foam core, mat board, balsa wood, and plexiglass. Artists can submit works at a 1:12 or one inch to the foot scale, allowing them to create and show even ambitious, seemingly large-scale pieces. Valentina Di Liscia reports for Hyperallergic.
posted by bq (12 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Beyond fantastic.
posted by jacquilynne at 3:09 PM on May 14 [3 favorites]

Very clever!
posted by aramaic at 3:45 PM on May 14

What jacquilynne said.
posted by Melismata at 3:45 PM on May 14

True genius lateral thinking.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:11 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]

Wow the lone mac laptop open on the table in the corner is truly every contemporary gallery.
posted by deadbilly at 4:28 PM on May 14 [5 favorites]

I saw a very cool "locker gallery show" at VCU arts when I was studying illustration. Everyone submitted these tiny works and set up lockers to look like museum rooms. What a cool concept. I love that someone (the gallery owner or artist, idk) made those little crates look exactly like the real thing.

I do miniatures as a hobby so this makes me quite happy. Thanks for the link!

Edit: omg deadbilly, I didn't even notice that. Awesome
posted by captain afab at 4:46 PM on May 14

The gallery alone is a work of art. Everything else is (super) icing on the cake. "The Empty Gallery" photo is awesome.
posted by inflatablekiwi at 4:48 PM on May 14

posted by mumimor at 5:11 PM on May 14

omg, the perfect little crate!❤️
posted by mollymillions at 6:51 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]

I really feel like I'm looking at photos of life-size installations! Knowing that they're not really human-sized takes a slight bit of the sting out of not being to see art like this in person anymore.
posted by treepour at 7:41 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of those little artworks you could buy from repurposed cigarette vending machines in Winston-Salem, NC.
posted by Paul Slade at 10:58 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]

Terrific. BTW, like so many Covid19 era innovations, this has been prefigured--Michael Veliquette has been running Lovely Town for years. But I guess there's plenty of room for awesome tiny galleries!
posted by Mngo at 6:55 AM on May 15

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