Archive for June, 2011

Mini Size Me at BMOA

Sixpack Projects is proud to announce an exhibition curated by our very own Jillian Nakornthap, Mini Size Me: A Monumental Critique on Today’s Hand-held Society currently on view at the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

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June 16 – August 28, 2011

Curated by Jillian Nakornthap
Featuring: Larissa Bates, Joe Davidson, Thomas Doyle,
Misako Inoaka, Adia Millett, Coke Wisdom O’Neal and Slinkachu

Bakersfield Museum of Art
1930 R Street, Bakersfield, CA

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MINI SIZE ME: A Monumental Critique on Today’s Hand-held Society. There is a long standing tradition of creating miniature artwork from Persian miniatures to dioramas. The instinct to create obsessively detailed, miniature versions of the world we live in has captivated artsists and audiences for centuries. Even now, with the advent of Smartphones, PDAs and iPods, we thrive in the miniature, often preferring the four by two inch digital facsimile in our hand to the real world. “The bigger the better,” has become an outdated statement. Artists, whether consciously or not, have responded to the shift by critiquing society in various small mediums. Some of these artists take a voyeuristic approach when analyzing society while others question our values. The seven artists in Mini Size Me challenge society’s values while maintaining the longstanding tradition of diminutive artwork.

The Bakersfield Museum of Art is located at 1930 R Street in Bakersfield, CA. The museum is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 12-4pm; Closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students (and free to members). Every third Friday of the month, all admission FREE! The Bakersfield Museum of Art provides a broad spectrum of visual arts experiences through the exhibition and preservation of fine art, educational programs, community outreach, and special events.

The current exhibitions will be on view June 16 – August 28, 2011. For more information contact Beth Pandol, 661-323-7219 or visit

Sixpack Projects update

As many of you know by now, we have had to move out of the gallery space at 170 N Promenade in Long Beach.

We have enjoyed the opportunity to organize exhibitions in this beautiful space, but unfortunately trickle down effects from California’s budget crisis has led to an end of the Phantom Galleries program here in Long Beach (with the general end to redevelopment spending statewide). We are very thankful to Phantom Galleries LA and the City of Long Beach for supporting our exhibition programming these past 8 months and delighted that we’ve had the chance to meet and work with so many wonderful artists and art-lovers in recent months.

While this marks the end of one chapter, it does not mean that we are slowing down. We have several projects happening all over Southern California in the coming months including exhibitions in Santa Ana, Fullerton, even Bakersfield! (More info on these exhibitions will be coming very soon.)

Thank you to all who have supported us in this time and we are very excited to see what the future will bring!