Judy Bales 2019 Cape Terrain (detail)

Below, Through, Above and Beyond the Datum Level

The works chosen for this virtual exhibition conveyed forces of creative expression beyond a controlled presentation plain or 'datum level'. My initial approach was to separate the submissions around social issues and then those statements more of the physical world. Of course this is a totally fraught concept as the one realm cannot operate without the other. The materiality of the explorations became the place this melding happened as I searched through the works. The selected works convey disruption, deep thought, contemplative observation and intimate but universal searchings.

Curator: Viv Davy, from out the blue gallery in New Zealand