Minutiae #29 by Melody Jean Moulton
5″x4″; paper collage, UV-filtering acrylic, found frame; 2024. Courtesy of the artist.


Melody Jean Moulton: Minutiae

at Trash Lamb Gallery in San Diego, California, USA
2 February-3 March 2024

plural noun, singular mi·nu·ti·a [mi-noo-shuh, -shee-uh, -nyoo-]. precise details; small or trifling matters: the minutiae of his craft.

Melody Jean Moulton writes:

After opening Trash Lamb Gallery in 2020 during the height of the pandemic, I have continuously struggled with finding time to create my own art amidst the hustle and responsibility of curating other artist’s work.

A departure from the intricate layering and grand compositions of my larger pieces, “Minutiae” is a collection born out of simplicity, spontaneity, and the need to cope with a particularly nasty bought of seasonal depression.

Minutiae #4 by Melody Jean Moulton
3.75″x3″; paper collage, UV-filtering acrylic, found frame; 2024. Courtesy of the artist.

With no real expectations, these tiny collages became a form of meditation. They were meant to be trivial, precise in their detail yet simply an exercise without any agenda. After completing the first 15 pieces in the series and delving deeper into the process, a strong desire to continue creating emerged. What began as an insignificant action slowly transformed into a substantial collection of 40+ tiny, original collages that were begging to be let out.

“Minutiae” invites you to get lost in the trivial details and explore the subtleties of the art, where precision meets expression, and simplicity becomes a profound statement. This exhibition is a testament to the preservation of sanity, a meticulous, yet simply crafted journey that bears witness to the beauty in the minute. Pay attention.

(text provided by the artist)


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2365 30th Street
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