The Lodge: A Dollhouse for Grown-Ups

The tiny East Hollywood gallery The Lodge out tiny-ed itself this weekend, creating a miniature version of the first floor space for its latest exhibition, The Mini Show. The exact replica of the gallery includes the signature yellow façade and was commissioned by gallerist Alice Lodge specifically for the exhibition—it’s displayed like a sculpture in the center of the otherwise bare room. Like any respectable mini-gallery, the walls are adorned with mini-artworks, in this case created especially for the exhibition by a mixed bag of artists including Ed Ruscha, Miranda July, Tierney Gearon, Rob Reynolds, Mary Wigmore, and more. This emphasis on the miniature isn’t surprising considering the show’s curator, Claire Crespo. An artist in her own right, Crespo’s work centers on replicas, including intricate dioramas and a series of scenes created from pieces of food. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday.