Small Wonders Wow Viewers at 'Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art'
The craftsmanship of Charles LeDray's tiny suits and mini ceramics appears to be the result of a formal fine art education, but the New York-based artist received no such training. Instead, he started his career as a security guard in a Seattle Museum, and later worked as an art handler for a private gallery. It was there that his first piece of work was shown, and since then, his creations have been housed at the Whitney, the MoMA, and museums in Boston, Houston and San Francisco.
For his Miami showing at the Bass Museum of Art, LeDray worked with curator Steven Holmes to select just four pieces to display. The miniature works are thus amplified by the intentional lack of clutter, allowing the viewer to observe their handmade details and conceptual references to loss, pathos and absence. In essence, Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art is a classic example of how very small things, can make a very big impact.
'Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art' is on display through August 12, 2012
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