How many times have you embarked on a trip with a strict budget? You book your flight with miles, plan your itinerary ahead to avoid impromptu purchases, and even take your full budget out of the ATM and pay for everything with cash so you know just how much you've spent. Then you watch solemnly as that budget flies right out the window on day two and you've officially entered splurge territory.
A retrospective of handmade miniature interiors by the Parisian artistCharles Matton is on exhibit in London's All Visual Arts gallery. Matton, who died in 2008 of lung cancer, built 'Boxes,' that recreated artist studios and mise-en-scènes, emotive still-frames of inhabited interiors, empty hotel hallways, lonesome ateliers and imaginary boîtes. Poking one's head inside one of Matton's enclosures is being Gulliver trespassing into another reality and expecting the room's lilliputian occupants to return any moment.