Exhibitions

Jan Dunning, Untitled (Bedroom), 2009.

Color Pinhole Photograph. From the Precarious Rooms series (2009-2014). Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art

On view October 10, 2015 to September 18, 2016

Located in the: Art & Nature Center

This exhibition in PEM's Art & Nature Center explores the concept of scale  from the nano-sized to the galactic  challenging our perception of perspective, relative size and proportion. Featured works include miniatures, sculptures, photography and installations loaned from regional, national and international contemporary artists, as well as works from PEM's collection. Interactives enable audiences to experiment with visual scale and to explore the role scale plays in art and our perception of the world around us. 

Sizing It Up features works by the following artists: Bryant Austin, Vaughn Bell, Christopher Boffoli, Nicole Catrett, Sally Curcio, Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards, Jan Dunning, Mary Edna Fraser, Robert Gendler, Linden Gledhill, Patrick Jacobs, Chris Jordan, Cornelia Kavanagh, Brian Knep, Alex MacLean, Vik Muniz, John Newsom, Jill Pabich, Angela Palmer, Jeanée Redmond, Joel Robison, Michael Paul Smith, Marilu Swett, Sarah Seabury Ward and Wensdy Whitehead.

Images

Vik Muniz, Sandcastle #10, 2014.

Vik Muniz, Sandcastle #10, 2014.

Photo courtesy of the artist. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Joel Robison, Little Wonders, 2014.

Joel Robison, Little Wonders, 2014.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Alex MacLean, Surfers Behind Breaking Wave at Sunset Beach, 1998.

Alex MacLean, Surfers Behind Breaking Wave at Sunset Beach, 1998.

© 2012 Alex S. MacLean / Landslides.

John Newsom, Honey Hunter, 2008.

John Newsom, Honey Hunter, 2008.

Oil Painting, 108" x 92". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Bryant Austin, Humpback Whale Calf I, 2006.

Bryant Austin, Humpback Whale Calf I, 2006.

43" x 75". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Jan Dunning, Untitled (Bedroom), 2009.

Jan Dunning, Untitled (Bedroom), 2009.

Color Pinhole Photograph. From the Precarious Rooms series (2009-2014). Photo courtesy of the artist.

Related Events

Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest ›
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:45pm
Reservations not required

Free

Baby songbirds develop so quickly that some can fly just 11 days after hatching! In 2002, Artist and naturalist Julie Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings day-by-day, bearing witness to their swift growth. Over the next 13 years, she documented these developments in 17 bird species. More than 400 of these life-sized studies wriggle and hop across the pages of her latest book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest. Peek into the nest with Zickefoose as she shares her ground-breaking work and intimate knowledge of these species through images, videos, and colorful anecdotes. A book-signing follows. Co-sponsored by MassAudubon and the Essex County Ornithological Club. This program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingraham in memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and devoted ECOC member. A brief business meeting of the ECOC is held from 7:30-7:45 pm.

Further Reading