Rejecting the Diminutive: Small-Scale Art, the Viewer, and the Art World
Winnie Yoe ’14, Homma Family Intern
Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
2014, 2 pages
Small-scale contemporary art has often been ignored or trivialized by scholars and critics. This exhibition looks at seven works that reveal different strategies for rejecting conventional artistic standards. Some of these artists appropriate “insignificant” materials—either everyday or ephemeral in nature—while others employ a hybridized practice to break down traditional institutional boundaries between “high” and “low” art.