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Objects From a Future Past
September 9 through October 14th, 2017.
Quilt  – cement (23″ x 23″ x 6″)
“My aesthetic might seem, at first glance, to be a dissonant one: modern landscape painting
with industrial, urban cement. Dichotomies and contradictions appeal to me, as I believe that
there is an opportunity for real understanding at the perimeters and intersections of opposing

Alison Jardine’s current series Urban Flora are cement casts of plastic bags found in suburban
creeks. Pushing what is possible with cement, Jardine has developed a custom support method
and has discovered ways to embed drawing materials such as charcoal and bright pigments
within the cement itself. Her attraction to both minimalist and post-minimalist practices brings
together a body of work where she has sought to eliminate that which is unnecessary –
reducing and distilling the works to achieve a deeper truth or essence.

Environmental concerns and a love for nature drives Jardine’s work conceptually – an
exploration of the contemporary experience of landscape. As the objects Jardine makes
will not biodegrade, she envisions them being excavated by archaeologists far into the
future, investigating the strata and questioning what these objects are and why they
were made.

Find out more about my new body of cement paintings in this interview for Peripheral Vision.