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Small is Beautiful XXXIX included in FAD Magazine's Art for Christmas? feature

A seasonal tradition has developed of showing works small and affordable enough that they could plausibly make gifts. Flowers Gallery have the longest-running current exhibition with such a premise: this is the 39th year of Small is Beautiful, with a size restriction of 9 x 7 inches (23 x 18 cm). That remains the leader, partly as it’s imaginatively refreshed each year with interesting new-to-the-format artists – eg Emma Cousin, Victoria Cantons and Jo Dennis this year – alongside established gallery favourites...

...Small works can be a chance to experiment radically, or to miniaturise the key characteristics of bigger works.  Here you get what you want in one of David Hepher’s often huge  depictions of brutalist housing, disrupting the formalities of the grid through the traces of the lives lived in them – with cement as itself, and spray paint for graffiti. - Paul Carey Kent

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