John Gutoskey/Peter Sparling: Liminal Landscapes


John Gutoskey/Peter Sparling: Liminal Landscapes

Ann Arbor artists and married partners Gutoskey & Sparling share an exhibit of their works for the first time. Gutoskey’s featured monoprints from his “Liminal Landscapes” series provide the show’s title. Liminality is defined as a disoriented, in- between state, and a state that facilitates the disruption of both spatial and temporal dimensions. 

As a gay artist, Gutoskey “queers” his mixed-media monoprints (with collage, maculature, pochoir, and alcohol gel transfers) and invests in them a site for transformation, transition and self-reflection. 

Moving freely between video, dance and painting, Sparling creates hybrid liminal worlds based on the moving body with calligraphy-like brush strokes on black canvas and large-scale murals. Traces of motion accumulate to create kinetically charged impressions or energy fields of a dancer’s presence. 

This exhibition opened on December 3, 2021 with a reception event and continues through January 2022.

Gallery Hours are Friday-Sunday and by appointment. More about operating hours here

CultureVerse Gallery & Scanning Lab is located at 309 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, between Jolly Pumpkin and Shalimar, across from The Ark and Blue Llama.

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