call: Propeller Art Center
Call for entries
Deadline: 10 May 2013
Darkness at the edge… curated by Thom Sokoloski
Darkness at the edge…
There are places we find ourselves where light fades and darkness arrives.
That edge, precipice, or boundary, where the light meets the dark, can become a threshold into an unknown abyss or terrain.
It might be the moment after opening the door to reveal the darkness of your home or studio. Entering a cave on a bright day. Looking out at a moon-lit lake of dark water that you would never dare dive into. The end of an affair, marriage or friendship. We have all looked into the darkness at the edge, the place where we let go of what we had, knew or cherished.
Darkness at the edge is about those moments of liminality; the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in life and dream when you no longer hold what you held, but have not yet begun the transition to what you will hold. During a ritual’s liminal stage, a participant “stands at the threshold,” often in a state of contemplation of what was and what could be.
I am looking for submissions that engage the public in the immediacy of these moments, an act of contemplation rather than an exercise in nostalgia.
All media will be considered.
Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 5pm
Exhibition dates: June 12- 30, 2013
Please consider the following;
Before entering the gallery, the public will be able view a selection of works contained in the storefront area that will be enclosed and viewed through peepholes. Propeller’s storefront window measures 65” (165 cm) wide x 80” (203 cm) height. The total area of this portion will measure 10 x 6 ft (please see gallery floor plan). Smaller works which can hung, wall-mounted or be free-standing considered.
Propeller’s Main Gallery the viewing experience will be that of a darker space. Traditional spot lighting will be used in this space for all works unless otherwise communicated or self-illuminated such as video.
The viewing experience in Propeller’s North Gallery will be in complete darkness. Works will be illuminated from mini-light sources carried by the viewer. Propeller asks that artists not propose works that could be damaged by or cause harm to the viewer – no sharp edges or obstacles.
For details on how to submit please visit: http://propellerctr.com/calls-for-submission/darkness-at-the-edge-curated-by-thom-sokoloski