The works of Thomas Terceira and Rosario Romare from Cranston and Warwick, respectively are currently on display as part of a new community exhibit, Small Works, a compilation of two-dimensional works of drawings, paintings, photography, prints, or collage at the Bristol Art Museum, in partnership with the Rogers Free Library. The exhibit can be viewed through Dec. 16 in the Community Galleries of the Library, located across the street from the Museum. The exhibit was judged by Rhode Island artist Rina Naik.
The Small Works exhibit comprises 70 pieces of art, six of which were chosen for recognition. The pieces are two-dimensional in form and limited to 12 inches on either side. Large in imagination, but small in size, Small Works provides artists the opportunity to share a wide variety of styles, media, and subject matter.
Terceira’s collage, Lady Slipper, and Romare’s photographs After the Storm and Behind the Helm, were selected for the exhibit.
“The theme of the Small Works exhibit resonated with me, as much of my work is on a smaller scale,” said Naik, Bristol Art Museum Guest Curator. “For this reason, I am very familiar with the joys and challenges of creating work at these sizes. It was a pleasure to see the variety of themes and media represented in the submissions. Artists took this opportunity to showcase a wide variety of subject matter from landscapes to a close-up image of beautiful lips and everything in between. Their artistic points of view made us see the familiar in new ways on a small scale."
Naik, the juror, is an Asian Indian-American artist who primarily focuses on oil painting using the cold wax medium. As of late, she has been exploring mixed media pieces on paper and panel with sumi ink, acrylic inks, asemic writing, Japanese papers, etc. She draws inspiration from the New England Landscapes, in particular, plein air painting on the Cape. Naik shares “New England landscapes are magical in their beauty,” and created a series of mini paintings called Truro wanderings.
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