From Very Big to Very Small

Christo's monumental projects share space with intricate miniatures by Joe Fig

Glance into the studio of painter Chuck Close, which, like Close's work, is realistic down to the smallest detail (there are even specific art magazines scattered across his desk). In Jackson Pollock's Long Island sanctum we see the artist pondering one of his action paintings, laid out on the floor. Also of interest are Fig's photographs of the interiors of his ministudios. Shot from various angles, Fig's photos bring a particular viewpoint to his sculptures, allowing the viewer to see them in a different light. Most notable is the 1951 studio of Abstract Expressionist Barnett Newman, The Sublime Is Now! Sunlight beams into the room as Newman, cigarette in hand, intensely examines one of his "zip" paintings.

Sketch for Surrounded Islands: Works like this finance Christo's projects
Sketch for Surrounded Islands: Works like this finance Christo's projects
Joe Fig shrinks Robert Rauschenberg
Joe Fig shrinks Robert Rauschenberg

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Through June 26. 305-673-7530.
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave, Miami Beach

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