Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
111 Research Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Scale is relative. Large objects loom over us and overwhelm. We shrink when confronted with a vast expanse, real or imaginary. Conversely, as our relative size grows larger, we surround, engulf, and contain smaller forms like a suitcase, a baby, or a grain of rice. Surprisingly, small spaces can also open portals to miniature worlds, while large forms can feel finite and contained. Artists take these effects seriously. Decisions about scale are often the first an artist makes when selecting the size of a canvas or a tool. This exhibition features pairs of works with similar motifs that vary widely in scale. Visitors are invited to experience their own changing perception of relative size and imaginary space as they view these large and small works from the LUAG permanent collection.