liminality - exhibition at Gallery Art Space Portsmouth December 1 - 10 2016

Sensory thresholds and barely noticeable conditions are liminal states. Liminality has dimensions both spatial (a boundary, a crossing point) and temporal (a moment, or an epoch). The paintings in Liminality are place-specific, rooted in the landscapes of North Wales, but they carry universal messages. The forest’s edge; solace and danger, light and shade, symbol of the unconscious, emblem of fragility. The rocky mountainside; ambiguous readings of figure and ground. The river torrent; an unrepeatable instant, the passage of time and life. Field boundaries; divisions between here and there, occupying both sides, existing in transition.

rock, slate and scree

rock, slate and scree

forest boundary

forest boundary

© 2016 by the painter huw heywood

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