The work of three New York based artists – Adrien Broom, Thomas Doyle and Patrick Jacobs – will be on show, aiming to highlight a renewed interest in constructing small, hand-built worlds, according to the gallery.
The little landscapes are presented as dioramas, models, sculptures, and photographs, inspired by the 18th century concept of the Sublime, the mid-19th century American art movement of landscape painters, the Hudson River School and American Transcendentalism.
Adrien Broom will be exhibiting his Frames of Mind series of photographs of miniature sets. According to the gallery, these fictional landscapes explore themes of childhood, loss and the anxiety of modern life.
Elsewhere, Thomas Doyle’s glass domes contain less idyllic scenes, focusing instead on chaos and destruction, with small figures making their way through an apocalyptic wasteland.
The work by Patrick Jacobs is only visible through glass portholes, embedded into the gallery walls. The three-dimensional dioramas are illuminated from within, aiming to create ‘an attractive alternate reality that always remains eerily out of reach’, says the gallery.
Dream No Small Dreams The Miniature Worlds of Adrien Broom, Thomas Doyle & Patrick Jacobs runs from 6 September – 5 October at Ronchini Gallery, 22 Dering Street, London, W1S