jen burdess
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Phenomena
Jen Burdess’ delves deeper into the phenomena of physical memory in her upcoming exhibition titled, Phenomena at Ice Cube Gallery. Burdess employs textiles, drawings and text in an investigation of memory and its decay. Hints of representation peek through layers of abstraction created with solvents, which rust and dissolve the visual image mimicking the decay of memory. Soft pastels on mylar mimics the temporal nature of memory. Burdess creates a physical and permanent representations of memories only to expose it to uncontrollable solvents that act much like the random deterioration of memory. The deterioration of the drawings is ongoing. The solvents will eventually disintegrate the piece. This active decay is essential to the concept.