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inbetween: Confederation Bridges

In the age of the internet, there’s plenty of speculation about whether a physical sense of place matters anymore. But perhaps it’s more accurate to say that we are, more than ever, perpetually between a concrete and a virtual space. This idea provides one point of entry into “inbetween,” a Charlottetown exhibition that gathers works from 21 well-regarded Canadian artists to examine “conversations of physical and psychological space.” The works in “inbetween” range from the whimsical, like Yo Rodeo’s 3-D silkscreen posters, to the weighty, like veteran David Rokeby’s Plot Against Time (flurry #2), one of the gallery’s recent acquisitions. Paulette Phillips’ eerie film The Floating House mashes up earth and sea, while a photo by Stephen Waddell emphasizes the transience of air travel. Chris Dorosz’s practice of making light, ephemeral threads coalesce into seemingly solid objects is also represented with a kind of floating armoire sculpture. Rounded out with works by Rick Pottruff, Garry Neill Kennedy, Kim Ondaatje, Christopher Pratt and more, “inbetween” seems like a show that brings summer-blockbuster highlights to the grey, thoughtful days of shoulder season. (145 Richmond St, Charlottetown PEI)

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