The Broadbent Sisters
Multidisciplinary artists exploring their unfolding practice, Clearing Spaces.READ FULL BIO
The Broadbent Sisters use performance and installation to create interactive experiences that transform everyday objects into mystical artifacts.
Their unfolding art practise, 'Clearing Spaces' examines themes of domestic life, meditation, eco-feminism, religious ritual, and pop spirituality.
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
May 12 - Sept 9, 2018
Film & Pen Pieces
In the works featured in this exhibition, radiance, that quality of projected light that we associate so often with the marvelous and the modern, is subverted by the relationship between the quality of a surface and what it covers, reflects, or contains: gilded insect wings sketch a house’s morbid geography, material treatments upend expectations of form and colour, and dollar-store detritus, sunk in resin, seems to glow behind glass.
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"Strongly connected, their multidisciplinary and meditative approach to art creates a fresh and unique experience for the community."
Rose and Joy Broadbent’s process plays on the unconscious resonances in and among images, acknowledging that there's a crucial aspect of seeing that only hidden parts of our minds see—what Walter Benjamin calls the 'optical unconscious.’
It has become a central concern in their practice to investigate and experiment with non-verbal communication and try to strengthen their muscles of intuition, and, by doing so, create work that is an example of trust and generosity.
The Broadbent Sisters' work is playful yet substantial…their bond as sisters and artists is one that is truly sacred and divine.”