Linda Darby (left) and Marilyn Chapman team up for a conceptual abstract show at Gage Gallery artist collective on Oak Bay Avenue.

Linda Darby (left) and Marilyn Chapman team up for a conceptual abstract show at Gage Gallery artist collective on Oak Bay Avenue.

Artists explore the spaces between

Betwixt and Between show and sale runs Aug. 25 to Sept. 12 with opening reception Aug. 27

With a shared passion for conceptual abstract art that explores the ambiguous space and changing perspectives artists Linda Darby and Marilyn Chapman are Betwixt and Between at Gage Gallery.

“We are painting thresholds, challenging boundaries, said Chapman. “It’s the ideal pace for creativity and for learning.”

The Gage co-operative artists, who show from Aug. 25 to Sept. 12, challenge existing boundaries and explore place as a threshold of fluid and shifting experience where we can begin to think and act in new ways. In these new works, they suggest a variety of interactive spaces. The result is illusory space, a projected plane of scale and colour that becomes part of an intimate physical encounter.

For example, Chapman explains, one of her works entails “looking at generations, family to family and how time doesn’t really limit you to your lifespan. Trying to look at that fluid shifting experience.”

The works create subtle plays on perceptual and imaginary space and while each artists’ style is distinctly hers, their works connect in colour and shapes and light.

“We’ve found the collaboration motivating and inspiring,” Chapman said

The show is an invitation to envision, meditate and contemplate.

“We still just invite the viewer to envision some new compositions, where you can dream and imagine with us,” Darby said.

The Betwixt and Between show and sale runs Aug. 25 to Sept. 12 with opening reception Aug. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.  at Gage Gallery Arts Collective, 2031 Oak Bay Ave.

Learn more online at gagegallery.ca.

 

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