Paul Snell: The Liminal Space - Art Collector

Paul Snell "Intersect #201600" Lambada metallic print with plexigla. Courtesy thh artist and Colville Gallery

What happens if you lose what appears to be your “everything” and you do not know what to do next? If you feel that you are anxiously floating in the in-between perhaps you are in The Liminal Space.

The Liminal Space lies between the known and the unknown – it is a transitional space of heightened intensity that we experience when we cross the threshold of what is known. It is a space of transformation between phases of separation and reincorporation. It represents a period of ambiguity, of marginal and transitional state.

As an artist, I am always seeking the point of entry to liminal space, which, for me, is the marker of creative engagement. I start with an idea, I do research and entertain many possibilities, then I withdraw into that “space between”. Stepping through the threshold, moving from possibility to a chosen act or decision, always seems the most difficult part – actually stepping through and being willing to choose “this” but not “that” becomes an act of creative courage. Of course, that is only the first step; it is actually a series of decisions, reflections, and more decisions, an ongoing process of stepping into a threshold, a liminal space, then continuing on through the process, over and over again.

In this exhibition I am inviting the viewer into my Liminal Space; to let go of the familiar, hold the tension of being in a place of uncertainty, stay still, remain open, wait and trust. ‘ Paul Snell 2016

Exhibition opens: 3pm Sunday 28 August 2016
Exhibition closes: 13 September 2016
Location: Colville Gallery, 91A Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS 7000
Contact: 03 6224 4088

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