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Daren Kendall: Threshold with Me

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Daren Kendall: Threshold With Me

Oct. 5–Dec. 30, 2018

Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery

Threshold with Me

   From inside a cage or the confines of space

you have the ability to imagine yourself free. While crossing the threshold can be exciting, it’s an overwhelming experience

aligning two truths. Long ago, I began constructing the

    space in-between as a place I could work, play, and inhabit in my mind. In this site, images are purged, memories reconstructed,

in time the sound of language rustled from within. The human soul writhes to communicate as conscious structures are

    eviscerated.

 

  Threshold with Me envisions a space for

the soul to work. The site is prepared

for passage with tools and scripts  – a fox sparrow, a dancer, and an everyman  possessed by visions of love. Together

   they move through a network of concrete and steel, a system

directs behavior and disciplines the body. Within this system, seven stations represent moments of reflection and reprieve

    to remember the past and to think of oneself in the future. The

journey of the muse, the mate, and the ineffable soul transforms

    the everyday into an engagement with the unknown.

 

Threshold With Me: Gallery Talk + Performance
Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery
1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16

Join OU Assistant Professor of Sculpture Daren Kendall as he leads a gallery talk through Threshold With Me, followed by a live performance in collaboration with dancer Chiara Ruff and choreographer Boyko Dossev from the OU School of Dance.