Robert Callahan, "Small Reflections"
Opening Fri. Aug. 10, 2012, 6-8 pm, on exhibit until Oct. 31
Robert Callahan established himself as a leader in the world of miniatures early on in his career. Fashioning one inch scale reproductions of period furniture and accessories his work was featured in numerous publications including LIFE magazine. Recognized by collectors and museums for his precise detail, his work was added to many collections around the world. Roberts recent work pays homage to those early years by painting miniature landscapes of Cape Cod on antique ivory piano keys. Using scrimshaw, the traditional maritime art form, Robert creates fine details in the work. He then painstakingly watercolors the sky, seas and sands of the lower cape that he calls home. Each work is unique as the grain in the ivory reflects thru the paint. These miniature works of art draw the observer in to them to take a closer look, just as the Cape draws us to it.