June 16-July 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7-10pm
Artist-led Tour: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8pm-8:30pm
For the im/migrant, the space that lies in between two points is often one of ambiguity and yet it is also a place where two or more realities meet. Within the process of relocation the discrepancy between what is encountered and what is imagined can be discombobulating: landscapes, language, food and customs can all offer points of detachment when first encountered, and though they may become familiar through repeat encounters they may continue to exist in a state of prolonged estrangement from one’s surroundings. Moving from a place of origin, the sense of attachment to home is never fully abandoned and it is debatable as to whether the émigré can ever feel completely settled upon arriving to a new land. Yet, granting melancholy to this lack of anchorage is inaccurate, for the space of uncertainty can also function as generative. The overlapping of experience can create new realms and ways of being.
The exhibition Interstices explores the liminal regions that are simultaneously experienced and proposed by the participating artists. Their works in photography, print, video, drawing and installation will attest to the assemblage of positions, the multiple spaces of experience and the myriad ways in which it can manifest itself.
Co-curated by Sally Frater and Tamara Toledo.