19 March - 05 June 2005
Size Matters considers the ways in which artists have experimented with scale in recent British art. It brings together recent sculptures and paintings representing recognisable objects that have undergone a disorientating shift in size.
Featuring chairs of doll's-house proportions and a postage stamp enlarged to the size of a billboard, the exhibition prompts the viewer to feel gigantic and tiny in turns. Despite the playful, participatory nature of the exhibition, Size Matters poses serious questions as to why scale is so important in art.
The exhibition includes small and large figurative sculptures by Eric Bainbridge, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Abigail Lane, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Gary Perkins, Gary Rough, Hermione Wiltshire, Hilary Wilson and Elizabeth Wright, with the addition of paintings by Mark Francis and Richard Patterson.
Image: Dieter Roth 'Motorcyclist' 1970 © Dieter Roth Estate 2005.