NEW and RECENT WORK | FEBRUARY 9 – 28, 2017
Reception: Saturday February 11th, 2 – 4 pm. Artist Talk at 3 pm.
Jessica Korderas creates three dimensional dioramas that she meticulously constructs through painting and drawing, which are then cast, layer upon layer, into a block of resin. The process is slow, time consuming and unforgiving.
In the new series, “Cabins”, Korderas plays with identical spaces depicting wildly varied scenes to explore the differences and similarities between people’s lives.
She chose the ubiquitous ‘cabin’ because they have such strong and wide ranging associations, and these works look at various tropes related to cabins. While the scenes are vastly different from piece to piece, the spaces are identical forcing them into the same world.
“Dereliction” (above) is based on a series of drawings she did during an artist residency in Detroit Michigan in 2014. She writes – “I was there during the spring and was struck by the return of nature to such a metropolitan city. I saw the overgrowth of flowers and resurgence of wildlife as a symbol of hope for rebirth out of tragedy.”
One of the larger works in the exhibition is Utopia #2, 2014 (above). Korderas created a world that reflects and examines human desires, goals, fears and failures and how individual ideals are forced to coexist in one society, often at odds with one another.