ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY presents new and recent works by artist Jessica Korderas, Feb 9-28

10TH FEBRUARY 2017

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY presents an exhibition of new and recent works by artist Jessica Korderas from February 9th to 28th, 2017.

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.

Jessica-Korderas-utopia2-elissa-cristall-gallery-south-granville-vancouver

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.

Jessica-Korderas-Dereliction-elissa-cristall-gallery-south-granville-vancouver

“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.”

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
2–4pm

Artist Talk
3pm

For more information contact:

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY
2239 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1
604 730 9611
cristallgallery.com

Pictured:

Jessica Korderas
Seclusion
mixed media
4″ x 5″ x 2″

Jessica Korderas
Utopia #2
resin & mixed media
10.5″ x 10″ x 2″

Jessica Korderas
Dereliction, 2017
(front & back view)
resin & mixed media
5″ x 4″ x 2″