Contributed by Sharon Butler / This year Trestle Gallery’s summer group show, “Small Work,” was curated by Bill Carroll, a painter and the director at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. Selecting work for this kind of show, defined not by theme but simply by size, is always difficult. Carroll says he was awash in promising submissions and therefore adopted the strategy of organizing the work by media and subject matter. Even then the mission remained a challenge, but he completed it successfully. The exhibition, hung in a modified salon style, is full of good work, presented so as to invite further exploration of each artist’s studio practice. Here are images of the pieces that caught my eye, with links to the artists’ websites. Check out Trestle’s exhibition page to see all the work in the entire, glorious group.
“Small Works 2017,” guest curator Bill Carroll. Trestle Projects, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY. Through July 27, 2017. Participating Artists: Hyun Jung Ahn, Rosaire Appel, Christopher Arabadjis, Danielle Atkins, Rachel Bacon, Emily Burns, Joao Carvalho, Rachel Chaldu, Jessica Chen, Xiaolin Cheng, Matthew Cole, Kara Lynn Cox, Maeve D’Arcy, Kevin Dudley, Joan Easton, Glen Farley, Celeste Fichter, Susan Newmark, Sean Gallagher, Ron Geibel, Lesley Giles, Anne Gilman, Christina Graham, C’naan Hamburger, Young Gi Han, Leah Harper, Ariel Herbert, Andrew Indelicato, Anna Kell, Eunjin Kim, Tom Koken, Jyan Ku, Greg Singer, Hyomin Kwon, Robert Lach, Laura Lappi, Niki Lederer, Dain Lim, Andre Lima, Eric Mack, Nadja Verena Marcin, Elizabeth Mead, Tara Lewis, Djavan Nascimento, Habby Osk, Joey Parlett, Lauren Peterson, Lou Piche, James Rose, Frank Sabatte, Janet Sawyer, Christian Schmit, Ben Schwab, Stuart Snoddy, Eliza Stamps, Laura J. Stein, Christopher Tanner, Sarah Treharne, Eun Jin Wang, Nicholas Warndorf, Kit Warren, Katie Westmoreland, Joshua White, Curtis Widem, Jeanne Wilkinson, Ora Xu.