“MIGHTY/small”

opens:
September 6

(in concert with odgen's first Friday gallery stroll)
reception:
6 - 9 p.m.

through September 30. 
Admission and parking are free to the public.


A group exhibition of diminutive yet powerful works, curated by Scott Patria, of PATRAJDAS Contemporary. Each of the artists in the exhibition packs significant information and visual impact into a small package:

Justin Wheatley explores the different sides of our region, where people are welcomed and also where they are asked to keep out. Wheatley uses photos, acrylic paint, and collage to create these works.

Joe DeCamillis also approaches his exquisitely-rendered oil-on-copper miniatures (then set within books) with wit, but also nostalgia. Joe pushes the extremes of scale, creating paintings smaller than postage stamps that retain the precise detail that has become his trademark. A more dramatic shift began when he carved niches from old books to emphasize the storytelling nature of the work. The books altered through various means, serve as more than just frames for the paintings- rather, they are dimensional art objects which encourage a dialogue to unfold between the collaged elements of text, oil painted imagery and personal writings.

Brad Greenwell's paintings withing paintings (and collage) are highly detailed, humorous, and possibly provacative.

Dennis Mitchell's unique smoke drawings often resemble abstracted figures or ephemeral traces of gestures - ghostly byproducts of a normally-destructive force.


ABOUT WHITESPACE
WHITESPACE, a contemporary art venue, and the first of its kind in Ogden, is located at 2420 Wall Ave., downtown Ogden. WHITESPACE will be a leading venue for contemporary art in Utah, and is available to outside curatorial projects and exhibition proposals in all media, from organizations and individuals seeking to expand contemporary art dialogue.


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