Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In Between Spaces

By Gemma Cleanslate

I was invited to the opening of an art exhibit, In between spaces,  Sunday. The opening was hosted by Quan Lavender, the curator,  for two renowned artists Lilia Artis & Moeuhane Sandalwood. It took me a while to get there for the opening party due to the number of people there already filled up the region. When I finally got in Dj DD (DeceptionsDigital) was entertaining with her electronic music that fit the occasion well. Both artists were greeting visitors, many of whom were fellow artists. 

There were lovely pieces on both floors of the gallery. It was interesting that the artists used the gallery itself as a focal point of their pieces. Some of the pieces seemed to be coming right out of the walls, appearing and disappearing , re-emerging after a time. One piece struck me, a plank out of a window that reminded me of Trompe Loei’l art, which I love.  Several pieces needed to be examined closely, they were so embedded into the architecture. The artists themselves described this in their notecard, “In between spaces” is about this specific gallery room, rooms in general and what they mean to us, about walls and whether they protect, imprison, hide, or open up and about the question ‘what if there are worlds to discover beyond and between the enclosed spaces …” 

These two artists collaborate on many exhibits in galleries. I recall their build, The Machine in an  LEA sim last year. They also do solo exhibits in various galleries and events. I recommend you take a look at this exhibit . It will be open until September 19. There are some other  enchanting exhibits in nearby galleries you might like to visit while you are in the region. Enter the Gallery here.

Gemma Cleanslate

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