Small Standing Tall: OPENING: Small Art by Big Artists

Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 19 Central Square, Chatham, NY, May 8, 2021
Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 19 Central Square, Chatham, NY 4-6 pm

Cross Contemporary Partners is pleased to present Small Standing Tall, an exhibition of small paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by 12 mid-career artists. The exhibition is guest curated by Jen Dragon and hosted by the Joyce Goldstein Gallery at 19 Central Square, Chatham, NY with hours Thursday - Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. The exhibition opens on Sat. May 8th, 4-6pm with Covid protocols in place (mask-wearing and limited audience entry to the gallery). Small Standing Tall runs through June 5, 2021.

The twelve artists in Small Standing Tall have had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries across the United States and now converge in this small works show. The artists are: Sarah Hinckley (MA), Michel Goldberg (NY), Kaethe Kauffman (HI), Victoria Lowe (FL), Francie Lyshak (NYC), Nicki Marx (NM), Deborah Masters (NY), John A. O’Connor (FL), Eric Sanders (CA), James Singelis (MA), Francine Tint (NYC), and Gail Hillow Watkins (MD).

These artists' works range in style and intention serving up an intimate survey of American contemporary art. Sarah Hinckley’s luminous watercolors of simple, elegant forms resonate with Victoria Lowe’s metaphysical metal prints; Kaethe Kauffman’s meditative, yogic photo-collages meet the decisive and self-assured monotypes of Eric SandersFrancie Lyshak’s textural color field paintings pair with the distressed surfaces of Gail Hillow Watkins’ icons; the dynamic feather wall works of Nicki Marx meets the explosive gestural paintings of Francine Tint; the assured black and white monotypes of Michel Goldberg act as a foil for the vibrant self-portraits of James Singelis; and the crisp blackboard-style textbook print of John A. O’Connor dovetails with the visionary, story-telling crosses of Deborah Masters. All of the artists are represented by Cross Contemporary Partners, a virtual art gallery and artist services company.


About the Curator, Jen Dragon: 

Jen Dragon has been involved with art and artists for over 35 years as a gallerist, exhibitions strategist, and online marketer. Dragon estimates she has conceived, curated and installed over 125 exhibitions, featuring 2400 works of art by scores of mid-career and established American artists.  Recently, Jen has launched Cross Contemporary Partners, the digital marketing division of Katharine T. Carter & Associates, a public relations and career development firm for artists. 


About the Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Originally launched in Soho, New York City in the late 90s, the Joyce Goldstein Gallery has been in Chatham since 2006. The contemporary art gallery specializes in the exhibition of emerging and mid career artists from the Hudson Valley and New York City regions, as well as throughout the United States.  


For more information: 

Contact: Jen Dragon

518-758-8130  cell/text: 845-399-9751