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Lois Dodd, Barn Interior, 1986. Oil on masonite, 12 x 12 inches

Lois Dodd
Barn Interior, 1986
Oil on masonite
12 x 12 inches

Shawn Thornton, Black Pyramid Meditation, 2008. Oil on panel, 11 x 11 inches

Shawn Thornton
Black Pyramid Meditation, 2008
Oil on panel
11 x 11 inches

Leslie Wayne, One Big Love #52, 2010. Oil on panel, 10 x 12 x 2 1/2 inches

Leslie Wayne
One Big Love #52, 2010
Oil on panel
10 x 12 x 2 1/2 inches

Scott Grodesky, Eye, 2022. Acrylic and color pencil on panel, 7 3/4 x 12 inches

Scott Grodesky
Eye, 2022
Acrylic and color pencil on panel
7 3/4 x 12 inches

Greg Goldberg, Quartet #1, 2003. Golden liquid acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches

Greg Goldberg
Quartet #1, 2003
Golden liquid acrylic on wood panel
12 x 12 inches

Jane South, Ménerbes, 2022. Linen, acrylic and thread, 13 x 14 inches

Jane South
Ménerbes, 2022
Linen, acrylic and thread
13 x 14 inches

Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Kitty Cargo, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 x 1 1/2 inches

Keisha Prioleau-Martin
Kitty Cargo, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 11 x 1 1/2 inches

Brenda Goodman, Tangle, 2021. Oil and mixed media on wood, 12 x 9 inches

Brenda Goodman
Tangle, 2021
Oil and mixed media on wood
12 x 9 inches

Clintel Steed, World Cup 22 #2, 2022. Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches

Clintel Steed
World Cup 22 #2, 2022
Oil on canvas
16 x 16 inches

Melissa Meyer, Capital R, 2016. Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches

Melissa Meyer
Capital R, 2016
Oil on canvas
14 x 14 inches

Sangram Majumda, Press Into, 2020 Oil on linen 16 x 12 inches

Sangram Majumdar
Press Into, 2020
Oil on linen
16 x 12 inches

Lauriston Avery, Astral Head #20, 2022. Mixed media on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Lauriston Avery
Astral Head #20, 2022
Mixed media on canvas
14 x 11 inches

Gary Stephan, Hand Mirror Two, 2022. Acrylic and gouache on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Gary Stephan
Hand Mirror Two, 2022
Acrylic and gouache on canvas
14 x 11 inches

Holly Miller, Lightning, 2022. Acrylic, thread, and plastic bag on linen, 12 x 12 inches

Holly Miller
Lightning, 2022
Acrylic, thread, and plastic bag on linen
12 x 12 inches

Polina Barskaya, Coffee in Naples, 2017. Acrylic on panel, 9 x 12 inches

Polina Barskaya
Coffee in Naples, 2017
Acrylic on panel
9 x 12 inches

Elena Sisto, Amphibia, 2022. Mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches

Elena Sisto
Amphibia, 2022
Mixed media on panel
10 x 8 inches

Janice Nowinski, Nude from Back, 2022. Oil on panel, 7 x 5 inches

Janice Nowinski
Nude from Back, 2022
Oil on panel
7 x 5 inches

Sheila Pepe, Shoelace Drawing (12.30), 2022 Shoelaces, trims, fabric and thread 11 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

Sheila Pepe
Shoelace Drawing (12.30), 2022
Shoelaces, trims, fabric and thread
11 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

Julia Jacquette, Blond Curls I, 2008. Oil on wood panel 12 x 12 inches

Julia Jacquette
Blond Curls I, 2008
Oil on wood panel
12 x 12 inches

Hanneline Rogeberg, Ora 29, 2020. Oil on linen, 8 x 6 inches

Hanneline Rogeberg
Ora 29, 2020
Oil on linen
8 x 6 inches

Martha Armstrong, Morning Study-VT, 2021. Oil on board, 8 x 10 inches

Martha Armstrong
Morning Study-VT, 2021
Oil on board
8 x 10 inches

David Humphrey, Two Crows, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16 inches

David Humphrey
Two Crows, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 16 inches

Jiha Moon, Yellowave Confetti (Fan Shape), 2021. Stoneware, underglaze, glaze, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches

Jiha Moon
Yellowave Confetti (Fan Shape), 2021
Stoneware, underglaze, glaze
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches

Nicholas DiLeo, Tenders, 2022. Enamel and oil on walnut and pine panel, 15 x 15 inches

Nicholas DiLeo
Tenders, 2022
Enamel and oil on walnut and pine panel
15 x 15 inches

Barbara Takenaga, Tracing (Hokusai), 2022. Acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Tracing (Hokusai), 2022
Acrylic on panel
10 x 8 inches

Trevor Winkfield, Parade, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 12 x 12 inches

Trevor Winkfield
Parade, 2022
Acrylic on linen
12 x 12 inches

Vlad Petrovski, Perfect Timing III, 2023. Acrylic, flashe, and spray paint on canvas, 15 x 13 inches

Vlad Petrovski
Perfect Timing III, 2023
Acrylic, flashe, and spray paint on canvas
15 x 13 inches

Mernet Larsen, Trying to Think, 1996. Tracing paper, spackling compound, acrylic and pencil on an 1/8 inch thick wood panel, 8 x 11 3/4 inches

Mernet Larsen
Trying to Think, 1996
Tracing paper, spackling compound, acrylic and pencil on an 1/8 inch thick wood panel
8 x 11 3/4 inches

Frank Jackson, Skyway, 2020. Fresco on burlap, 7 1/2 x 10 inches

Frank Jackson
Skyway, 2020
Fresco on burlap
7 1/2 x 10 inches

Duane Michals, Nora Barnacle, 2012 .Tintype with hand-applied oil paint, 14 x 10 inches

Duane Michals
Nora Barnacle, 2012
Tintype with hand-applied oil paint
14 x 10 inches

Lisa Hoke, Kits, 2022. Cardboard, packaging, thread, felt and glue 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 inches

Lisa Hoke
Kits, 2022
Cardboard, packaging, thread, felt and glue
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 inches

Rebecca Shore, Untitled (19-29), 2019. Acrylic on linen on panel, 12 x 9 inches

Rebecca Shore
Untitled (19-29), 2019
Acrylic on linen on panel
12 x 9 inches

Tom Burckhardt, Sledet, 2022. Oil on linen, 14 x 12 inches

Tom Burckhardt
Sledet, 2022
Oil on linen
14 x 12 inches

James Siena, Late Harvest Manifold, 2017. Enamel on aluminum, 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 5/16 inches

James Siena
Late Harvest Manifold, 2017
Enamel on aluminum
9 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 5/16 inches

Mark Innerst, Downtown Connections, 2018. Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame, 5 x 7 inches (panel); 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (frame)

Mark Innerst
Downtown Connections, 2018
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
5 x 7 inches (panel); 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (frame)

Katia Santibañez, 6Ndvg, 2022-23, Oil and casein on canvas, 15 x 15 inches

Katia Santibañez
6Ndvg, 2022-23
Oil and casein on canvas
15 x 15 inches

Darren Waterston, Cyclops and Waves, 2022. Oil on wood panel, 9 x 9 inches

Darren Waterston
Cyclops and Waves, 2022
Oil on wood panel
9 x 9 inches

Josh Dorman, Dromedary, 2010 Ink, acrylic, and antique maps on panel ​​​​​​​11 x 14 inches

Josh Dorman
Dromedary, 2010
Ink, acrylic, and antique maps on panel
11 x 14 inches

Merlin James, Blue Birds, 2008. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 10 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches

Merlin James
Blue Birds, 2008
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
10 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches

Greg Lindquist, California Wildfire, 2022. Oil and metallic on linen on panel, 8 x 12 x 1 inches

Greg Lindquist
California Wildfire, 2022
Oil and metallic on linen on panel
8 x 12 x 1 inches

Robert Kushner, Phlox, 2011. Oil and acrylic on wood, 13 x 9 1/4 inches

Robert Kushner
Phlox, 2011
Oil and acrylic on wood
13 x 9 1/4 inches

Sharon Horvath, Urchin, 2022. Pigment, polymer, photocollage on panel, 11 x 11 inches

Sharon Horvath
Urchin, 2022
Pigment, polymer, photocollage on panel
11 x 11 inches

Claire Sherman, Moon, 2021. Oil on board, 8 x 10 inches

Claire Sherman
Moon, 2022
Oil on board
8 x 10 inches

Katy Schneider, Holy Holey, 2020. Oil on two vintage aluminum panels, 3 x 4 inches (each panel)

Katy Schneider
Holy Holey, 2020
Oil on two vintage aluminum panels
3 x 4 inches (each panel)

Thomas Woodruff, Small Nessie Study (Glass Fire Bubbles), 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Thomas Woodruff
Small Nessie Study (Glass Fire Bubbles), 2022
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches

Steve DiBenedetto, Roman Plasma, 1999-2022. Oil on linen, 9 x 13 inches

Steve DiBenedetto
Roman Plasma, 1999-2022
Oil on linen
9 x 13 inches

Medrie MacPhee, Dark Matter 9, 2019. Mixed media on wood, 16 x 12 inches

Medrie MacPhee
Dark Matter 9, 2019
Mixed media on wood
16 x 12 inches

J.A. Feng, Timex Watch, 2017. Oil on burlap on panel, 12 x 10 inches

J.A. Feng
Timex Watch, 2017
Oil on burlap on panel
12 x 10 inches

James Hyde, Sips, 2022. Fresco on styrofoam, 8 x 8 inches

James Hyde
Sips, 2022
Fresco on styrofoam
8 x 8 inches

Garry Nichols, Celtic Horned God, 2019. Oil on wood, 12 x 10 inches

Garry Nichols
Celtic Horned God, 2019
Oil on wood
12 x 10 inches

Press Release

We all love big; we love the drama of scale. But intimacy has its own magic, connecting us to the size of books, of faces, of mirrors, of things glimpsed in private, seen by one person at a time. Or not seen in full until the curious viewer steps closer.

A large exhibition of small paintings, Come A Little Closer, features the work of 70 plus artists. The exhibition opens January 12 and continues through February 11, 2023.

“I remember once walking with Jacob Lawrence into his major Phillips Collection exhibition in Washington. On the entrance wall, the curators had made a HUGE mural-sized photo blow-up of one of the works from his Migration Series. It looked stunning. But then as we walked through the show, we came to the same work. Relatively tiny, not much bigger than Jacob’s two hands.  It was even more powerful, more mesmerizing, more inviting. It did not need to be wall sized to hold the wall, and that is something that Jake had known.” 

Eric Aho
Martha Armstrong
Lauriston Avery
Polina Barskaya
Julia Bland
Katherine Bradford
Tom Burckhardt
Theresa Daddezio
Lisa Corinne Davis
Steve DiBenedetto
Nicholas DiLeo
Lois Dodd
Josh Dorman
J. A. Feng
Mary Frank
Elizabeth Glaessner
Greg Goldberg
Brenda Goodman
Scott Grodesky
Heidi Hahn
James Hannaham
Lisa Hoke
Sharon Horvath
David Humphrey
James Hyde
Mark Innerst
Frank Jackson
Julia Jacquette
Merlin James
Valerie Jaudon
Sanam Khatibi
Byron Kim
Joyce Kozloff
Robert Kushner
Mernet Larsen
Greg Lindquist
Judith Linhares

For press inquiries, please contact Caroline Magavern at cmagavern@dcmooregallery.com

Bridget Moore’s memory of a small, powerful Jacob Lawrence painting was the spark for Come a Little Closer, which gathers an unruly sampling of ostensibly “little” works with major impact. We all love big; we love the drama of scale. But intimacy has its own magic, connecting us to the size of books, of faces, of mirrors, of things glimpsed in private, seen by one person at a time. Or not seen in full until the curious viewer steps closer.

The works in this exhibition measure from tiny to 15”. The artists that created them have varied motivations, but all the works are meant to be the size they are; in other words none are preparatory studies. Some play with ideas of “real scale,” some counter our expectations of detail, others luxuriate in the compression of information.

 



Whitfield Lovell
Danica Lundy
Medrie MacPhee
Maud Madsen
Sangram Majumdar
Joshua Marsh
Keisha Prioleau-Martin
Nat Meade
Melissa Meyer
Duane Michals
Holly Miller
Jiha Moon
Garry Nichols
Janice Nowinski
Odili Donald Odita
Sheila Pepe
Vlad Petrovski
Erika Ranee
Hanneline Rogeberg
Katia Santibañez
Katy Schneider
Claire Sherman
Rebecca Shore
James Siena
Elena Sisto
Jane South
Michael Stamm
Kyle Staver
Clintel Steed
Gary Stephan
Barbara Takenaga
Shawn Thornton
Darren Waterston
Leslie Wayne
Trevor Winkfield
Alexi Worth
Thomas Woodruff

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