Jessica Korderas

Upcoming Exhibitions

"The Figure in the Landscape" at Elissa Cristall Gallery

June 17 - July 15, 2017




ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is delighted to present “The Figure in the Landscape” featuring guest artist Liz Toohey-Wiese and gallery artists Sara Caracristi, Taralee Guild, Jessica Korderas, Jessie McNeil.

Opening reception:  Saturday June 17th, 1 – 4pm  *(South Granville ArtWalk)

Artist talk with Liz Toohey-Wiese:  Saturday June 17th, 2pm

“The Figure in the Landscape” takes a look at the narrative in landscape painting and the contemporary relationships between identity and space. The narrative has long been an integral part of landscape painting whether portrayed in direct representation, in historical references or in memory of real and imaginary places. We seem to have a keen desire to connect with nature and the landscape and to connect with other than oneself. The works in the exhibition comprise painting, collage and cast resin sculptures. Jessica Korderas’ sculptures are intricate dioramas depicting social situations in cabins and cottages – an icon of the Canadian landscape. In Caracristi’s small acrylic and resin paintings, the figures exist in a non-landscape giving us no clue to where they may be. But, perhaps a clue to where they could be – leaving it entirely to the viewers’ imagination.


"New and Recent Work" at Elissa Cristall Gallery

February 9 - 28, 2017



My first solo exhibition at Elissa Cristall Gallery will feature recent work as well as pieces from a brand new series entitled 'Cabins' where I play with identical spaces depicting wildly varied scenes to explore the differences and similarities between people’s lives.  

I chose the ubiquitous ‘cabin’ because they have such strong and wide ranging associations, and these works look at various tropes related to cabins. While the scenes are vastly different from piece to piece, the spaces are identical forcing them into the same world.


You can view a digital catalogue of the exhibition here.