Graham Shay 1857

Within Small See Large: Drawings by Sal Sirugo

Graham Shay 1857

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Within Small See Large: Drawings by Sal Sirugo

Exhibition Description

 

Graham Shay 1857 is pleased to present Within Small See Large, a discerning presentation of Sal Sirugo’s rarely shown Abstract Expressionist drawings. Ranging in date, many of these drawings are modest in size, measuring 2 x 3 inches in some cases. Sirugo referred to these small scale drawings as “miniature universes” – they retain the presence and intricacy of earlier, larger works, condensing vast galaxies into tiny canvases. The absence of color in these ink drawings likewise converts the works into mesmerizing microcosms of space and time, evoking imaginary landscapes by surrendering form and saturation. The title of the exhibition comes from a 17th-century album of Song and Yuan dynasty paintings that enchanted Sirugo, and the concept of “Within Small See Large” defined how he came to view his own work.

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