Wednesday, November 12, 2008

5x5x(5): Small Works Exhibition

Target Gallery offering innovative and conceptual approach for visitors to be a part of the exhibition, 5x5x(5).

Target Gallery presents a small works exhibition 5x5x(5). This show opens on December 11 with a reception to meet the artists and the juror, Elaine Levin from 6-8pm. Elaine Levin will provide a brief gallery talk at 7pm. All of the work in the exhibition measures at five inches or less. The show will consist of all media, from painting, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, fiber and so on. With close to 250 art works on exhibit, there is definitely something for everyone.

This exhibition however will not be your usual small works exhibit. This exhibition, in celebration of the holiday season, will allow patrons who make a purchase from the show, to take the piece immediately home with them in exchange for a photo of them holding their new possession. This photo will then go on exhibit in place of the artwork just purchased. If all goes well, the exhibition in the end will be a small photo show of our very appreciated patrons to the gallery. Having this kind of exhibition provides the opportunity for our visitors to collect small, unique, works of art; and allows the visitor to be a part of the gallery experience, literally. This is also a fun way for us to say thank you to all of our gallery patrons.

The juror for this exhibition, Elaine Levin, from Northridge, California had her work cut out for her. She had over 650 artworks to choose from and in the end chose close to 250 to be in the exhibition. The artists represented in this exhibition are local, regional, national and international artists. Levin is an independent contemporary art curator, art historian, guest lecturer, and widely published writer.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12-6pm and Thursdays 12-8pm. The exhibition will be online at by December 9.

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