Month: July 2015

A Place Between at Casbah Gallery

The title, A Place Between, heads a group show at the Casbah Gallery, Hamilton that conjures with ideas of a no-man’s land, a plot marked out with nebulous boundaries that inhabits both literal and psychological territory. These are areas difficult to pin down, indeterminate and hard to classify. They exist where slippage occurs, the in-between zones, a place where hybrids might breed, a trans terrain. The exhibition attempts to open up such a space where the viewer can “wander between”, excavated by six artists, all originally from the Dunedin School of Fine Arts, now dispersed (Auckland and Melbourne) but come together to create gaps, legroom and liberty. Charlotte Maguire located hers, searching for a wave, that brief moment of exhilaration between the hunt and the wash up the beach, a space that takes one into “blue light” into “a thousand luminous spheres”. Such experience can prove dangerous. Hospital is where one quickly discovers another place between, where recovery is slow and time treads water. Such time however can prove fruitful. The result was a work …