Small Paintings in Miami

John Zinsser, Body and Soul, 2012, oil and spray enamel on linen, 14 x 10 inches
John Zinsser, Body and Soul, 2012, oil and spray enamel on linen, 14 x 10 inches (courtesy of George Lawson Gallery)

Joanne Mattera photoblogs images of the wide variety of small paintings on view at the Miami Art Fairs in 2012. 

Mattera writes: "Big paintings really did make an impact at the fairs, but it's eminently worth noting that there were a lot of strong small paintings and works on paper... After several days of the big picture, small was a welcome change of pace. I appreciated the opportunity to calter my physical relationship to the work--closer, slower, more intimate. The materials and expression are varied, but something many works have in common is the installation in multiple. It's an effective visual format with small works."

Another post by Mattera featuring paintings from Art Miami, Aqua Art, Context, Miami Project, Pulse and Untitled is here.