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.
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
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
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 “The bigger the better,” has become an outdated statement.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 www.bmoa.org.