‘IN BETWEEN AND THROUGH’, an exhibition of works by emerging artist JODY DESCHUTTER.
DeSchutter mobilises a combination of established media in an effort to explore the spaces ‘In between’ and ‘through’. Using a culmination of familiar and unknown simulacra, DeSchutter’s practice celebrates the lack of singular origin or system and embraces paradox. Ideas and forms become cyclical acts, endless loops; the familiar becomes the unknown and vice versa. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Aware of the immediacy of portraiture or the domesticity of textiles, these works are interested in bridging such functions of understanding with the contemplation of nonsense, unknowing, or subjectivity. Self-consciously, these pieces converse with nothingness and play with a child-like wonderment. The portal becomes an overused symbol of attempting to access that which we do not know or cannot know and the resulting multi-‘truths’ carried by each viewer.
These uncategorised spaces (‘in’ ‘between’ ‘and’ ‘through’) tend to mimic her own self-doubts and hypocrisies, seeking to embrace transition and inform a forward motion. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Born in Lake Country BC Canada, she received a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts in Victoria BC. DeSchutter now lives and works in London UK. Her work spans over spoken word, painting, sculpture, printmaking, tattoo, and community engagement.
Launch night: Friday 11th October 7-10pm
(Performance by BAG sound project at 8pm)