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Forthcoming group show at Australia’s Beinart Gallery honors the intricate miniatures art

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Melbourne, Australia’s Beinart Gallery is preparing for an exhibition of small scale paintings, scratch-manufactured models, and tiny sculptures. Co-curated by artist Joshua Smith (already), the Miniature Art Group Show highlights noteworthy works by a group of around 30 artists from around the globe.

Close-up photographs of the architectural models and different miniatures in the show feature the level of detail that the artists pack into each square inch. Cardboard, plastic, and paper are painted to look like weathered wood and metal, while breath mints become the canvas for pictures of The Beatles. Each piece reflects the many hours that went into its meticulous creation.

“Art in miniature is inherently impressive by the precision and patience demanded by its very creation, but that is not where its magic lies,” reads a statement from the gallery. “The magic is in the invitation extended to the viewer to reimagine the world on an entirely different scale[…] Miniature art delights the eye and teases the brain with possibility.”

Miniature Art Group Show opens with a reception on March 7 and the exhibition goes through March 29.

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