September 11 & 12, 2014, L&L Arts presents Portal an online group exhibition for Articurate. www.articurate.net/curated-by
Portal from the Latin porta, meaning entrance or passage through, offers an opening, a frame or object before or around our potential understanding. Stories build their own portals. "Once upon a time" creates a short cut to the heart of the matter, developing a context ambiguous enough to accept our greatest fears and hopes. Moments of transition in Native American stories typically read: "As he continued his aimless wondering…" If the first created an imaginative context for time, the second does the same for space. It is a space between spaces, a no-where, an abstraction, but one with the haunting possibilities of meaning and purpose.
The artists I have selected are not typical storytellers. There is no beginning middle or end to be found in their work. Instead, it is a world of potential, an art of physical and imaginative movement.
Discover the content of the exhibition on: articurate.net
List of artists and artworks:
Daniel Askill, We have decided not to die, 2004
Han Feng, Floating City, 2008
Enzo Barracco, The Noise of ice, 2013
Pablo Guarderas, Birth Series, 2013
Doug Foster, Islands of the Blessed, 2011
Nipan Oranniwesna, City of Ghost, 2012
Ricardo Alcaide, Untitled with elements nº 11, 2013
Louise Thomas, Blue ridge mountain pool (Artifice of Paradise series), 2013