...or tries to...

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Last night was the first opening at Xtra Small Contemporary Art Space in Fort Lauderdale, a jewel box of a venue near the ocean. Artist and independent curator Sibel Kocabasi, who worked a miracle of transformation in a converted antique shop last summer, has created another alternative space within a jewelry showroom. The First Three features the video animation of Sam Perry, paintings by Ryan Toth, and ceramics by Gerbi Tsesarskaia. The space has the clarity of the clean white box artists covet, but the feel of a wunderkammer, with all the discovery and individuality and juxtapositions and details that a curiosity cabinet provides.

The First Three

March 10th through April 8th, 2012
3020 NE 32nd Ave Ste 107
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308


Daydreamer said...

Amy, I particularly like your shots of people looking at the ceramics in the "window" boxes.... and the view of the artwork on the walls Through these little apertures! I think interior windows are fascinating anyway...playing with layers again... I LOVE it!

Amy said...

That's my Mom, on the left, looking good. Isn't it an interesting space, with the niches and the shelves? Sibel posted some photos of the apertures where Ryan's work seems to be exploding out of one of the ceramic bowls. You don't see that in real life, but I love the flattening the camera makes, all those inadvertent juxtopositions...