Wires webs veins nerves roots stems Camille Jodoin-Eng
Tree roots dig into the ground as mirroring branches stretch into the air: the visible and concealed. Systems of connectivity simultaneously nourish each other.
When words fail, other ways to emote emerge to bridge universal experience and personal reality. In 8eleven’s main space, Jodoin-Eng coheres her visual language in a major installation. Using mirrored structures, light, plastic, metal, wood, drawings and digital processes she creates an immersive and psychic space. It stretches beyond its physical constraints, inverting and reflecting itself into infinitude. In the remaining rooms, Jodoin-Eng presents works that play with our intuitive recognition and organization of patterns, light, and dimension.
New symbols are intuitively recognized; they act as bridges between personal realities and universal experience. Understanding is grasped through perspective and representation. Patterns are named and organized instinctively — power cannot be held over that which is nameless.
Exhibition text by Rosemary Flutur
About the Artist
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: 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 Art Works Consulting.
Documentation by Camille Jodoin-Eng