To pull the edge of a thread. To unravel the cloth. To grab hold of something and walk with the eventuality it leads towards. Or away from.
The Edge of a Thread exhibition is a group show that wraps itself around and through any and all mediums, with artists weaving and winding through their own practice, stitched together within the Eclectica Contemporary gallery space.
Working with very different mediums within one space allows for a reconstruction of space according to relationships formed, rather than labels and categories demarcating experiences. With this group exhibition Eclectica Contemporary aims to create a space for conversation and the challenging of parameters within art and its demarcations in terms of medium, subject, history and context. This exhibition furthers the understanding of space by unravelling the taught cloths that hold up the notion of the white cube gallery space. A large and historical building disrupted and intersected by art interventions establishes the setting for the Edge of a Thread. The artists move and grow and shift the dialogue of expected contemporary art engagement by offering up work in conversation with bigger pictures and larger conversations.
Within this exhibition, a uniting feature that sews the works together is the manner in which each artist offers a personal narrative, an individual drive behind their intent to create. They each tackle the possibility of tugging at something that might unravel in any moment.
Thinking of this group exhibition as a kind of quilted blanket offers a way to unpack its ground rules. To elevate and communicate different understandings and perspectives in the same space while allowing energy and focus for each particular artwork. To pattern and piece together different modes of making to form a cohesive space and generate a kind of warmth that comes with inclusivity and openness. This exhibition and the artistswho participate in it offers up a kind of interaction that ruminates on the presence of a web that winds between all of us, pulling us closer and tighter, harkening us into the conversation in the hopes of widening the reach and possibilities for discussion.