Little Big Show: Piana Chart Reveals How Antonini Downsized Outsize Exhibition

by Bill Davenport July 3, 2012

Juror Marco Antonini has waded through the 381 entries for this year’s edition of The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center, choosing the smallest number of artists and pieces in the last half-decade, according to statistically-minded artist (and former Glasstire virtual artist in residence)  Brian Piana, whose handy historical chart of Big Show Participation has been updated to reflect the new stats. Judge the results at “THE Summer event in the Houston art scene”, according to Piana, when the show opens on on July 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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Brian Piana July 3, 2012 - 10:34

To be fair, Lawndale tweeted out a recount after I made this post, and there are actually 61 artists, not the 51 as originally reported. The number of pieces remains at 69, however, keeping it as the smallest Big Show in the past five years.

Mary Ross July 6, 2012 - 21:14

Are the 69 works themselves small? Or is this the biggest Big Show ever, with fewer works because they’re all large?


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