Scale Shift: Large and Small Works

  • Dates: August 26, 2019 - December 6, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Lehigh University Art Galleries
  • Address: Siegel Gallery, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015
  • Phone: 610-758-3615
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Free


Scale is relative.  Large objects loom and overwhelm. You shrink when confronted with a vast expanse, real or imaginary. Conversely, as relative size grows larger, you surround, engulf, and contain smaller forms like a suitcase, a baby, or a grain of rice. Surprisingly, small spaces can also open portals to miniature worlds, while large forms can feel finite and contained. Artists take these effects seriously. Decisions about scale are often the first an artist makes when selecting the size of a canvas or a tool. This exhibition features pairs of works with similar motifs that vary widely in scale. Visitors are invited to experience their own changing perception of relative size and imaginary space as they view these large and small works from the LUAG permanent collection.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.