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'Small Wonder' Gallery Show Offers Pocket Sized Art for Tiny Budgets

 Park Slope's Ground Floor Gallery is hosting an exhibit of small, affordable art work.
'Small Wonder' Gallery Show Offers Pocket Sized Art for Tiny Budgets
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PARK SLOPE — Art doesn't have to put a dent in your wallet, or your living space.

That's the idea behind a show opening this week at Ground Floor Gallery on Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue. Titled "Small Wonder," the exhibit is a collection of art work that's small in both stature and price.

The art maxes out at 8 by 11 inches, and prices top out at $200 — a bargain compared to the going rates at most galleries.

The smallest pieces are palm-sized abstract paintings by artist Sean Gallagher, who puts flecks of color on dark backgrounds. The tiny works look like small galaxies, said gallery co-owner Krista Saunders. There's also a 7-inch sculpture of a unicorn, and a 3.5 by 5-inch work made of thread stitched onto comic book paper.

The juried show includes work by 12 artists who were selected from among 60 entrants. Usually Ground Floor Gallery only shows work by four artists at a time.

"It's an opportunity to show more artists than we normally show because all of the works are small," Saunders said. "It's a big smorgasbord of all these different styles."

The opening reception for "Small Wonder" is July 12, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a closing party on Aug. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.