THE GAP: a hypothetical online exhibition

Added on by lauren frances evans.

An unfilled space. An interval. A gap is an area between two points, which often refer to place. In Dane Winkler's performative event The great Divide; Halfway up Mt. Frederica, the artist traverses the gap between 'here' and 'there' and it is through his actions alone that the great divide is bridged. 

Jowita Wyszomirska's Purple Line drawings evoke vessels and conduits through which a gap might be traversed. The series' title refers to public transportation - an imagined rail-line that perhaps could take us someplace we've never been. Or at least may facilitate getting to a certain 'there' which is currently out of reach. 

In Lauren Shea Little's interactive sound installation, Ventral Stereophonic, the gap is filled by the viewer. Not so much about the 'here' and 'there' but still very much about place (the 'here and now'). The bodily recordings flank (and envelop) the viewer, with a magnetic 'here-ness' that begs to be occupied.

Steve Williams' varied ways of working find their thread in the relation of the 'this' and 'that'. Opposites find their oddly appropriate mates in his poetic juxtapositions of the 'this here' and the 'that there.' The works selected for this exhibition delve into the gap between what is and what is not.  Positive and negative shapes are at times explicit (as in the cause and effect relationship of his sculpture, Moult), and at times implied (as in the residue of a scooped out melon). But the richest moments occur when the two alternatives are simply indistinguishable (as in Melon Balled), in the gap between what we see and what we think we see, between what we know and what, quite simply, is.