Small Gems...
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Small Gems...
Today’s catalogue is titled “Small Gems” showcasing our collection of twenty-four “Small Gems” that are all highly aesthetic intimate passages into the private worlds of each artist.

NEW YORK, NY.- Welcome to VFA………..They say good things come in small packages….so we are dedicating our video and accompanying catalogue to “Small Gems.”

These small works create a symphony by merging colors, space and light all in scale. Scale is not dependent on size and shows that the smaller end of the spectrum can most certainly contain expansive strength. Smaller works pull our eyes at first into their space, asserting themselves within……a kind of intimate glance into a private world. Perle Fine stated that “a skilled artist can achieve “impact” even at the size of a “postage stamp.”

In 1936 the American Abstract Artist Group was founded based on the foundation of purely American abstraction. Artists such as Charles Green Shaw, George L. K. Morris, Balcomb Greene and Eugene Gallatin created small works on the aesthetic level of Paul Klee who was simply the last genius of small abstraction. These artists revolutionized American abstraction with a powerful intimate presence. It is difficult for an artist to work small as a great work of art is essential in all its parts and contains nothing that can be subtracted from it and working in a small scale actually may improve it. In abstract paintings from the 1950’s “BIG” held center stage, however, small in a scaled manner also can be just as powerful and more intimate and not necessarily precious. It is a difficult task indeed to execute action and gesture in a small scale without it turning to into a messy composition.

Robert Motherwell stated that “It is possible to paint a monumental picture that’s only ten inches wide, if one has a sense of scale, which is very different from a sense of size.”

Our collection of twenty-four “Small Gems” are all highly aesthetic intimate passages into the private worlds of each artist. However small, each has an intuitive flow of sophistication. Once again, we are presenting you a glimpse of what we are striving to accomplish by revealing our outlook and passion through a road more and more less traveled in today’s art scene.

Thank you for watching so please stay tuned as we will continue to have interesting ideas and subjects coming soon.

Vincent Vallarino

Millbrook, NY

Today's News

June 21, 2021

Small Gems...

V&A opens new gallery exploring design's pivotal role in shaping and challenging the biggest issues of our times

France thinks U.S. needs another Statue of Liberty. Is the message outdated?

As money launderers buy Dalís, U.S. looks at lifting the veil on art sales

Rising star Farshad Farzankia's first museum exhibition opens at ARKEN

Phaidon publishes the first monograph to survey photographer Catherine Opie

Dorotheum announces highlights included in the Jugendstil sale in Vienna

Brandywine River Museum of Art reopens with new special exhibition

Exhibition of powerful prints of American artist Alison Saar opens at Chazen Museum of Art

Guild Hall announces $10 million capital campaign

A new experimental platform for contemporary culture to launch during Art Rotterdam week

Frist Art Museum presents "Bethany Collins: Evensong"

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia acquires new works

Group exhibition surveys over 100 tea bowls made by 11 artists

RISD Museum announces reopening

Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Show jam-packed with Western and Native American memorabilia

CUE Art Foundation opens 'In Longing', a group exhibition curated by Anna Cahn

120 CDs later, a conductor's legacy is still uncertain

Father and son return to the stage, together. Again. No regrets.

Dr. Carol R. Angle gives second substantial gift to the Angle Exhibition Fund at The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Magenta Plains presents a series of new oil on linen paintings by New York artist Joshua Abelow

Exhibition at Gropius Bau brings together 366 works on paper by Zheng Bo

Christina Quarles's vibrant and textured paintings on view at South London Gallery

Cristin Tierney Gallery presents a temporary immersive installation by Alois Kronschlaeger

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