2111 Mission Street
Suite 401
San Francisco 94110

The Diorama Show
A big show of small work by over forty artists

Curated by:
Libby Werbel

June 24th - July 16th, 2005

di-o-ram-a, n. a three-dimensional miniature in which figures or other objects are arranged in a naturalistic setting in a small container with four sides

Mission 17 PRESENTS “The Diorama Show,” a big show of small works by a multitude of artists, brought together by the creative possibilities contained within a form familiar to anyone who survived elementary school: the diorama project.

In using the diorama, a medium usually found in Ms. Johnson’s fifth grade class or in the stuffy hallways of the natural history museum, this show asks artists with distinct practices and experience to contribute their visions to one exciting exhibit. Think of it as an assignment for artists, established and emerging, painters and sculptors, photographers and video artists, to filter their creativity into a single and singular format. This disparate group has been assembled by guest curator Libby Werbel to present their unique interpretation of what can be done inside a shoebox.

Artists Include: Luiz Arnias, Jonathan Belli, Alex Braubach, Erica Browne, James Burke, Christopher Cheney, Adam Connelly, Lauren Davies, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Sandhya Dirks, Emily Donat, Luke Dorman, Chris Dorz, Kathryn Dunlevie, Robyn Einhorn, Lora Finelli, Ben Folstien, Dustin Fosnot, Jaun Pablo Garza, Dan Grayber, Mayumi Hamanaka, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, Liz Harris, Taro Hattori, Nana Hayashi, Amy Hibbs, Ben Houston, Homero Hidalgo, Chiei Ishida, Ava Jancar, David Kasdorf, Kimberlee Koym, Kristina Lewis, Mike McConnell, Megan McCready, Jason Michael, Mark Mulroney, Rebecca Noon, Caitlin Parker, Shalo Penuela, Julia Petho, Fiona Ryan, Kyle Simon, Mercedeze Singleton, Shawn Smith, Sarah Thibualt, Michael Trigilio, Gabrielle Wolodarski




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