Liminal Spaces: The Time Between | Frances Patella & Simone Collins

North Gallery: November 1 – 12, 2017

The word liminal comes from the Latin word limen, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ This is the place where reality appears altered. Liminal space is where all transformations take place. Author and theologian Richard Rohr describes this space as: Where we are betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown.  

Simone Collins: Combining Nursery Rhymes and Museum of Biology imagery of children in unlikely scenarios converging at a tenuous point between being benignly reminiscent of home and ominously unfamiliar. The fictional spaces depicted tend towards a surreal mixing of the human world and the natural world.

Frances Patella: Through ritualistic and repetitive immersions in the Oak Savannahs, Frances’ photo-based work depicts the visual change of this ecosystem. Capturing the ephemeral and endangered, photographs taken over time are woven incrementally to reveal the essential reality of these rare environments.

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