February – March 2014
Thresholds: Shadow Self
March 15 – March 29
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, March 15 at 7-10pm
Thresholds: Shadow Self, is a site-specific installation by Yulia Pinkusevich, located in the basement of the gallery. Pinkusevich has embedded an architecturally scaled structure into the existing space that explores notions of shadow, light, barrier and threshold. Utilizing 30+ reclaimed doors that she collected during her time at RecologySF (SF Dump), this immersive environment aims to evoke personal inquiry and examination, prompting visitors to embark in an act of investigation as they navigate the maze-like arrangement through its series of doors. Pinkusevich’s Thresholds is inspired by the Jungian philosophy of shadow, that which hides in the subconscious darkness of the human psyche. Even though the shadow exists in the psyche, waiting to reveal itself through human action, it seldom manifests in real life. This installation creates a dialogue with the body that is aimed at prompting a deeper awareness of the journey into one’s self, shining light on dark corners of the psyche while playing with the viewers perceptions of space.
“Art’s not psychology, some art can be psychological but I don’t claim to be able to solve people’s problems through an installation. I do hope it makes you ponder a bit or think about why- I think art is meant to be an experience, I control certain aspects of it but I can’t control how it’s perceived, that belongs to the audience.”
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