Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recita Hall November 25, 2009
Trap\door Artist Run Centre in cooperation with Savill Group Architecture presents: Rebekah Miller Come Through My Doorway, November 28, 2009 - January 8, 2010 at Trianon Gallery.
“Doors specifically are of interest to me because they are points of transcendence in and out of the house. They represent interior and exterior, physical and psychological, dream and reality etc...Printing the door has become for me a passage by which I can form connection with my own oneric house. Because the oneric house is not something that is known consciously, I try and work as intuitively as possible and let the work speak through me. The repetition of hand work involved in printing the door allows me to go beyond purely formal considerations and into a state of unconscious workings. It is this take over of the subliminal which delivers truths about the underlying meaning of what the door means to me.
The door acts as symbol for this phenomena from the real to the Psychological and in this way it has become its own separate entity. It is as though the act of printing again and again the layers of ink has facilitated a fleshing out of the door. The more I print the door, the more substantial it becomes. Lately when I lay the fabric on the door, it occurs to me that it is like a figure beneath laying there on my inking table. I find my self oddly revolted by this development but also intrigued. I do not know if I am resurrecting this old door or if I am laying it to rest but it seems like an oddly spiritual thing for me.
The process is about building a connection with the door and architectural structures as a vocabulary of expression through the act of printing. In this connection, I want to behold these things as symbols for something which is familiar in day to day living but also suggestive of what is hidden, powerful though undeliniated”.
Everybody is welcome to attend the Opening Reception Saturday November 28 @ 9 pm.