Dina Brodsky: Cycling Guide to Lilliput
by Kim Power
ISLAND WEISS GALLERY | MAY 20 – JUNE 20, EXTENDED TO JULY 10
Dina Brodsky has a love affair with the miniature. She was nineteen when she made her first miniature paintings. However, it was after exhibiting at the Micro Museum (Desert Places, 2013) that she began painting in oils on two-inch Plexiglas circles. Her recent exhibit Cycling Guide to Lilliput, based on her solitary travels across Europe, displays over fifty paintings, largely consisting of landscapes. Painting in this tiny format implies the use of intense concentration and fine brushes. Though it seems as if the size would be limiting, the work brings to mind the large-scale paintings of the 19th century Hudson River School with portrayals of pastoral scenes, a realistic depiction of nature and intimations of the sublime.
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