Small is Beautiful was first established at Flowers Gallery in 1974, presenting works by selected contemporary artists at a fixed scale, each piece measuring no more than 7 x 9 inches (18 x 23 cm). On display will be works by more than 100 British and international artists, offering a rare opportunity to purchase smaller pieces by well-known names and discover new talents working across a range of media.
This year’s edition will include works by celebrated gallery artists, with examples including paintings by Tom Phillips RA and the late abstract painter Jack Smith, dating from the 1970s. Alongside, will be works on paper produced this year by British Pop Artist Derek Boshier (now living and working in the USA), from a series titled ‘Donald Trump Says...’.
Artists selected to participate in Small is Beautiful for the first time include Alice Irwin, a recent MA graduate in printmaking from the Royal College of Art, whose sculptures and prints were displayed in a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park earlier this Autumn.
Also on view will be works by two artists from Flowers Gallery’s 2018 Artist of the Day programme, including original miniature tapestries with hand embroidery by Charlotte Edey, and photographs by Clare Price, coinciding with her solo exhibition Fragility Spills, at ASC Gallery, London.