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Microcosm (n.) c.1200, mycrocossmos(modern form from early 15c.), "human nature, man viewed as the epitome of creation," literally "miniature world," from Middle French microcosme and in earliest use directly from Medieval Latin microcosmus, from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + kosmos "world" (see cosmos). General sense of "a community constituting a world unto itself" is attested from 1560s. Related: Microcosmic. A native expression in the same sense was petty world (c. 1600). Existing at the intersection of sculpture, painting, assemblage, and installation, “Microcosm” unfolds asa single real place that juxtaposes several spaces. We enter thegallery-site into a sphere of different environments, occupied by works ofvarying contributions of scale, medium, and intention. These varied intricacies invite usto delve into the intersections and respective mirroring betweenthe microcosm and the macrocosm-the junctures between scared and forbidden spaces, utopias and heterotopias, the mythic and the real.

George Carr

George Carr
How to Protect and Serve, 2016
Oil, Aqua-Resin, and Pigment on Panel
70 x 48 in (177.8 x 121.9 cm)

George Carr

George Carr
Subtracting the Doctor from the Patient, 2016
Oil, Aqua-Resin, and Pigment on Panel
65 x 48 in (165.1 x 121.9 cm)

Kyle Goldbach

Kyle Goldbach
FLAG (92016241PM) (BRIDGEPORT BRASS - Housatonic & Grand - BPT, CT), 2016
Acrylic and ground on overpainted rip-resistant billboard vinyl
108 x 154 in (274.3 x 391.2 cm)

Kyle Goldbach

Kyle Goldbach
REMAINDER (21716933AM), 2016
Oil, acrylic, and thread, and photographs on rip-resistant billboard vinyl
89 x 74 in (226.1 x 188.0 cm)

Cameron T. Welch

Cameron T. Welch
Dogs in Heat, 2017
Oil, acrylic, and spray on printed textile
59.5 x 48 in (151.1 x 121.9 cm)

Cameron T. Welch

Cameron T. Welch
Flower Painting, 2017
Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas
64 x 56 in (162.6 x 142.2 cm)

Maia Ruth Lee

From Left to Right:
Maia Ruth Lee
Realm #6, 2016
India ink on canvas
65 x 48 in (165.1 x 121.9 cm)

Realm #2, 2016
India ink on canvas
65 x 46 in (165.1 x 116.8 cm)

Kate Spencer Stewart

From Left to Right:
Kate Spencer Stewart
Very, 2015
Oil on linen
37 x 29 in (94.0 x 73.7 cm)

Nary, 2015
Oil on linen
37 x 29 in (94.0 x 73.7 cm)

Wary, 2015
Oil on linen
37 x 29 in (94.0 x 73.7 cm)