CAMILLE JODOIN-ENG: THE GATE
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29th
Exhibition Dates: November 29 – January 12, 2018
Location: Project Gallery, Dundas Location (1210 Dundas Street E)
Project Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Camille Jodoin-Eng.
The Gate lifts off from the prominent themes in my previous works, which use repetition and symbology to create a physical manifestation of otherwise intangible spaces and structures. Often I’m inspired by shrines, and temples as spaces devoted to reflecting on otherworldly existences. The purpose of The Gate, is to use human-made materials to instead draw focus on our earthly existence and reflect on this present.
"Juice surges through the shimmering city, ancient patterns and symmetry echo through state-of-the-art cosmopolitan blocks. It’s bones constructed from stone and candied plastic reflect cerebral systems. The inhabitants of this psychic space are fleeting by nature, shifting frequencies, difficult to pin down. Hurried production of tower after tower, a pinnacle of tomorrow, yesterday’s crumbling rubble is discarded.
The city’s perimeter is strewn with shiny scraps, bits and bobs. Trash has been recovered from the fringe and reconstructed by small hands. So often the creation of art can sometimes fall into the vacuum of production and over-consumption. Cut off from the endless rows of high rises by a swirling moat of cerebrospinal fluid is a gleaming port. A bridge leads to a magnetic archway. These chromed temple gates are action centric transitional portals. How to exist everywhere all at once: A future form of transportation.
A stream of thought is a perpetual and unpredictable corkscrew through a grid of time and space, a constant flux between endless, minuscule moments. Feel free to rewind or fast forward to any point. Language is a form of virtual reality, once meaning is assigned it can no longer be unseen, like drawing lines from dot to dot on a puzzle."
Camille Jodoin-Eng (b.1991) is an artist based in Toronto. Her work is an experiment in intuitive language, a meditation of interplay between physical and psychological space. Jodoin-Eng has developed a studio practice that involves drawing, sculpture, fabrication, installation and a growing visual language of personal symbols. Select exhibitions include: Wires webs veins nerves roots stems (8-11 Gallery), Plaza (The Gladstone Art Hut), Athenaeum (Project Gallery) and Trident (Little Sister Gallery). Her work has recently been featured by Vice, as well as CBC. She completed her BFA at OCAD University (2014) and is currently represented by Project Gallery and Art Works Consulting.