From October 09 1999 to November 07 1999
Dara Gellman et Leslie Peters (Toronto)
Exhibition :October 9th - November 7th 1999
“Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not. All colors arouse specific associative ideas, psychologically, material or tangible, while blue suggests at the most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.” (1)
Dara Gellman and Leslie Peters have created the installation Darkwood, a work which examines the distinctive, uncertain and inexplicable capacity of video to express abstract ideas. Darkwood is composed of blurred images, nearly abstract, captured at the moment of twilight when the blue of the sky attains its greatest depth. In favouring the colour blue for its capacity to evoke a mood of introspection and contemplation, Gellman and Peters invest the videographic image not only as a medium to define ambiguous space, but also as a source of light. Aside from evoquing a certain tranquility, blue can also signify the uncertainty of that which is “in between”: the intuitive connections between the artists and finally the relationships between the viewer and the work.