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Sunday, March 22, 2009

susan maasch gallery

Sales at art galleries are down. Dealers are searching for ways to keep the bottom from falling out. Several have devised an interesting solution for now: offering smaller works at smaller prices.

A couple of months ago I was invited to show my work in such an exhibition at Wall Space gallery in Seattle. Now, on the other side of the country, 5” x 5” prints of mine are included in a show in Portland, Maine.

The images selected for the show at the Susan Maasch Gallery in Portland are from the series entitled "The Space Between” which is about identical twins. I was surprised how much I loved the intimacy and beauty of the small prints once I made them. Perhaps a trend away from the mega prints of the last couple of decades will begin – all because of the economy.

Atticus and Alexander

Tanya and Tenaya

Susan said she is showing the pieces in a glass case, which can only increase the sense of preciousness. They may even seem like little treasures, which could result in a collector feeling as if he/she has uncovered a great find. We’ll see!

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