Area 405 Presents


Press for Macricrocosm

Citypaper's review by Bret McCabe

featuring work by

Brandon Morse, Dan Perkins, Ginevra Shay, Helen Elliott, Jarah Moesch, Julia Pearson, Lisa Marie Jakab, & Paul Jeanes

July 3rd – August 24th

Artist Reception: Thursday, July 17, 7-10pm

Following the on site exhibitions and Artscape Sondheim Semi-Final opening.

Curated by Stewart Watson

Exhibition Designer Jeramie Bellmay


Macricrocosm features the works of 8 emerging and established artists working in media including painting, video, photography, enamel and installation. Whether it is a vast landscape obfuscated to appear cellular, or the sheer scale of a painting overpowering the viewer, each artist uses his or her work to set the viewer in a position as the omnipresent being surveying a small world, or that of the singular being looking out into the vast unknown.

Brandon Morse's computer generated videos are projected onto 3 dimensional screen forms that manipulate the images further.

Dan Perkins' massive painting plays with the theme within its canvas while smaller works draw the viewer into his manufactured worlds.

Ginevra Shay's photographs are reminders of weather related phenomena, yet are direct mono prints of everyday items.

Helen Elliot's enamel works are rich abstracted fields of color, so small and filled with a world of data.

Jarah Moesch creates a microcosm complete with oversized microscope slides, a landscape, and a digital projection. This interactive piece traces blood and plasma transfers and tens of thousands of people.

Julia Pearson's rich, monumental photographs are lit from behind further abstracting their origins. Are they lunar, cellular, or something of this world?

Lisa Marie Jakab's works on paper are works that as easily suggest cosmic arrays as neural pathways.

Paul Jeanes' pair of paintings are like icy northern landscapes or swipes of information on slide under a microscope.

Macricrocosm is a proud to be a part of the Artscape Gallery Network  where several artists have submitted to the Janet &Walter Sondheim Prize and will be open for extended hours during Artscape July 18, 19 and 20.  Hours for Macricrocosm will be posted here on our web site and on our Facebook Page Area 405 and by appointment by contacting us at

to find out more about Artscape, The Sondheim Prize, or the Artscape Gallery Network or our partners- CLICK HERE!

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