|THE FUTURE CAN WAIT presents: Polemically Small | Curated by Zavier Ellis, Edward Lucie-Smith, Max Presneill & Simon Rumley|
|Exhibition Dates: Friday November 18th – Saturday December 17th 2011|
|Touring from Torrance Art Museum in California, this exhibition is based on the idea that small, today, is often much better than big. Featuring over 80 British or British based artists who all work on paper and none bigger than A3 in size, it invites viewers to engage with art intimately.|
The exhibition in Torrance was almost certainly the largest display, in terms both of the number of artists, and also in terms of stylistic variety, of new British and British-based art ever seen in California. This exhibition reflects the do it yourself attitude of the curators, standing against bureaucracy and top down institutionalism, and demonstrates how young artists and committed curators can mount major events in difficult times.
Knowing how strong this show was the curator's considered it amiss not to present it in London. Despite the significantly reduced physical space from Torrance Art Museum to CHARLIE SMITH london, the curators look forward to mounting a huge show of small work in an intimate location, re-emphasising the fact that big is not always better than small.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Monica Ursina Jäger
Chris Jones & Vicky Wright
Claire de Jong
Dominic from Luton
Alex Gene Morrison
Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich