Sunday, May 11, 2008

Andrea Aversa at Sloan Fine Art - Tiny Masterpieces


Regular PopDrawer readers may deduced that we love miniatures. Don't know why. We never liked dollhouses. In fact, we hate them. One time we took a day trip to the Carol and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures in Los Angeles, and we were completely freaked out. We had to get out as soon as the hyperventilating set in. But there's something about miniatures set in elaborate tableaus to create situations and scenes that would be nearly impossible to create full scale that seems very cinematic and grand, and we love that. (Check out, for instance, PopDrawer posts about London street artist Slinkachu, or magicians of the snow globe Martin & Munoz, or master of disaster Lori Nix.)

This is why we're so glad to find the phenomenal work of Andrea Aversa of Milan, whose newest show opens at the most excellent Sloan Fine Art Gallery on Rivington St. in New York this Wednesday, May 14th, at 7 PM. Mr. Aversa creates intricate dioramas and then photographs them in an effort to explore (as the press release for his now show puts it) "both his own psyche and the complicated relationships we humans establish with our surroundings." If you can't make it to the show, you can still see the works at the Sloan Fine Art site, and contact the gallery if you wish to purchase one. Or two. Or all of them.

Meanwhile, the project room at Sloan Fine Art will feature the work of Diane Barcelowsky. See some of her work here.


Andrea Aversa at Sloan Fine Art

Andrea Aversa's Official Site

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