Drama of Scale
Art exhibit organized by Mixit Print Studio
Regis College, Carney Gallery 781-768-7070
235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA
Monday - Friday 10 a.m - 4 p.m. through April 20, 2006
Just the drive from an urban environment onto a soon-to-be-leafy campus of a small New England college campus is a spring tonic. The “Drama of Scale” exhibit at Regis College’s Carney Gallery might be upstaged by the annual drama Mother Nature is staging outside but it certainly puts you in the mood to shove the winter boots to the back recesses of your closet.
The Mixit Print Studio in Somerville organized this exhibit and nineteen of the artists who rent space there are represented. Artists went about evoking the theme of the show, Drama of Scale, with a variety of media and a wide range of formats. What is big and what is small becomes relative.
Occasionally a print would strike your fancy the same way the first glimpse of a crocus pushing its head up through a still monochromatic garden delights us after months of being starved for color in the landscape. That’s the way Ilana Manolson’s monotypes “Macro Moment I” and “Macro Moment II” struck me.
If none of the artwork appeals to you, just walk out the door. Mother Nature’s got her own show going and she really knows a thing or two about scale. The whitish pink buds on the Magnolia tree just outside the gallery are a good start.