Chloe Desjardins explores with this project the universe and the symbolism associated with the artist's studio. Representations of fixtures such as a worktable, tools, materials and reproductions of casting moulds reflexively turn the material process of sculptural creation back on itself. Together these works create a microcosm, independent of time and reality, which serves as a meditation on both the creative process and the germination of artistic ideas and forms. However, a deliberate formal blurring makes it difficult to ascertain how the works are made or what precisely they represent. Rather than a continuous narrative, an assorted collection of forms, processes and materials is presented here; all white—almost ghostly—the works are less a representation of specific physical forms, and more a materialization of the idea of such forms. Originally presented at the Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, the exhibition was presented at Birch Contemporary Gallery in Toronto in 2015.
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