TORONTO: Georgia Scherman Projects: Jasmine Reimer

Georgia Scherman Projects presents Small Obstructions her second solo show with artist Jasmine Reimer.

In all of her sculptures, Jasmine Reimer is both the protagonist searching for a resolution and the antagonist telling her a solution is impossible. In her most recent body of work, Small Obstructions, Reimer makes a new natural out of extant material. While using found and cast objects and re-forming them with sand or papier mâché, she creates a simulacrum of a thing through the experience of a shifting, embodied state.

All twenty-four sculptures inhabit the exhibition’s title: Small Obstructions. The sculptures house blockages – or obstructions – such as cast blueberries, cherry tomatoes, chocolates, figs and avocados, which emerge provocatively from their surfaces, holes and cavities. Two black sand sculptures, Promises and Threats, are disturbed by the perfect forms of ruby-red tomato orbs. These sumptuous protuberances are stand-ins for greater or lesser predicaments, troubles and situations and they, more than adequately, illustrate the grey-ness between such divides. Whether Reimer’s seductive fruits depict the potential delight of a promise or the heart-stopping noise of a threat is unclear.

In conjunction with this exhibition there is a book of poetry written by Jasmine Reimer: Small Obstructions, Copyright © 2016 by Jasmine Reimer, Printed in Canada by Swimmers Group, Toronto, ON.