JENINE MARSH : The cut flower still blooms

May 2 at 7:00pm to May 23 at 5:00pm

Opening may 2, 7 pm


the vestigial body
heavily rooted
gives up its skin
to the paring knifethe corpse falls dead
but the skin hangs on air
naked as a worm
nakeder, even

this disembodied body
is skin as skin
surface as surface
nothing besides
or behind

this isn’t horror but sci-fi
set in the not-too-distant future
when bodies seem less to
triumph over simian has-beens than to
reach for a humanoid body-to-be

just as a cut flower still blooms
the flayed skin shivers yet


In the work of Jenine Marsh surface is both a sculptural and a social ambition, as instigated by the face, the skin and other interiorless, dis-figured bodies. Marsh (b. 1984, Calgary, Canada) lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2013 and has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and Struts Gallery. Marsh’s work has recently been exhibited at Lulu (Mexico City), DNA Artspace (London ON), Cooper Cole Gallery, Art Metropole, Jr. Projects, G Gallery (all Toronto) and The Art Gallery of Calgary. Upcoming projects include exhibitions at Hamilton Artists Inc. (Hamilton ON), Fourteen30 (Portland OR), Lulu (Mexico City), and at Cooper Cole Gallery, where her work is represented.

photos by Yuula Benivolski

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