Diffraction reveals architecture as a threshold. Through an intuitive arrangement of mirror vinyl disks, a pattern emerges upon the surface of the gallery. The spatial diffraction throbs and ebbs in an illusionary field, opening up a window to a space beyond. The corner becomes an architectural spell to other dimensions, passing the edge of an opaque body into waves of modulated, redistributed energy. An ocular apparition of space flickers through a front of light and dark bands – the diffracted pattern – alluding that there is more than meets the eye beyond the surface of things, yonder a shadow.
- Jake Treacy
SHOWN AS A PART OF
Beyond the Veil, curated by Jake Treacy
30 May - 16 June 2018
OPENING: 6 - 8pm, 31 May 2018
Featuring: Anastasia Booth, Daniel Gawronski, Josh Hook, Paulina Hupe, Skye Kelly, Tessy King, Hernan Lopera, Diego Ramirez, Britt Salt, Jake Treacy.
Beyond the Veil is a group exhibition that seeks to expand and transform the perceptions, traditions and experiences of the white cube as an exhibition model. Through architectural interventions, site specifics responses, newly commissioned works as well as renewed curatorial vision upon existing works, 10 contemporary artists altogether conjure liminality (from the Latin word meaning ‘threshold’) as experience within BLINDSIDE. Calling upon all that is unseen, peripheral and veiled in our collective blind spots, Beyond the Veil constructs and chances liminal moments that are often encountered within ritual - both ceremonial and daily - demonstrating the numinous quality of art. When in a liminal status one is considered betwixt and between, neither her nor there, and so the constructed gallery space becomes a place ripe for transformation.