Broken Telephone by Jasmine Cardenas | 2nd Floor North Corridor


Broken Telephone by Jasmine Cardenas | 2nd Floor North Corridor


Rooted in collecting personal memories, observations and gestures on paper, Broken Telephone explores the process of making and the ways in which we internalize and externalize memory. This collection of shapes is repeatedly drawn, and redrawn; varying naturally until the original reference point becomes ambiguous. The tactile experience of drawing, cutting, sanding, gessoing and finally painting becomes the focal point of Jasmine Cardenas’ work. The practice of repeating these simple actions becomes obsessive, and equally meditative. Cardenas’ irregular support surfaces are cut from insulation board allowing for playful expression. Colour choices are culturally driven, intuitively gravitating towards bright-saturated hues that are worked, and lived with until resolved. The tangible cut-outs leave the world of drawing and become something more permanent. Her personal language creates an indirect narrative; these shapes stop being tied to memory, and become new feelings. Bio: Jasmine Cardenas (b.1995, Toronto) is an Ecuadorian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist working with sculptural paintings, collage and installation. She received her BFA from OCAD University (2017). Her work has been included in the Artist Project UNTAPPED Emerging Artist competition (2018), Art Gems Art Auction (2018) and most recently has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Maple Terrace in Brooklyn, New York.


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