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Gallerist Hosts Artist’s Miniature Exhibit Inside Her Ears

Gallerist Hosts Artist’s Miniature Exhibit Inside Her Ears
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Joe Sola will paint six paintings inside Tif Sigrid's ear canal gap.

Lara Piras
  • 8 october 2013

Artist Joe Sola will exhibit his microscopic paintings inside of gallerist Tif Sigfrids’ ear, placing the six tiny oil portraits in her ear canal gap while seated at a desk in the middle of an empty space.“Portraits: An Exhibition in Tif Sigfrids’ Ear” places the focus on the gallerist, namely that visitors should (metaphorically) look inside the mind of the gallerist in order to see the art.

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Sola is known for his atypical approach to his profession. In 2005 his Studio Visit project saw him jump out of a second-story studio unexpectedly during a meeting, only to gage the audience’s reactions, thus creating on-the-spot art. This theme of pushing the body to its limits is seen, in many different adaptations, in the majority of his works.

Soa explains, ‘I like this idea of [it being] inward-looking. It’s as if you have to look into the head (mind) of the gallerist to see/experience the art.’

The project is being exhibited at Sigrids’ new gallery in Hollywood showing from October 12th -November 9th.

Joe Sola // Tif Sigrids

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