Characterized by the superimposition of geometric shapes in neutral hues over rich wooden grains, Jasmine Wallace fully embraces her transformation in becoming a minimalist, in her upcoming self-titled exhibition at Leo Koo Gallery.
Beginning December 3rd, the Vancouver artist will reveal her most recent work that embraces a quieter, more soft-spoken aesthetic. While continuing to focus on the poetic beauty of the mark in its immediacy, Wallace successfully draws on her love for the rich history of mark making to showcase new inspirations drawn from urbanization and modernist design. Tape serves as her pliant medium of choice, as it allows her to construct and deconstruct form, mimicking the inconsistent everyday landscapes of urban Vancouver.
Coming from a long line of self-taught artists and an artist community of Vancouver Island, the local sculptor and painter divulges in a wide range of disciplines, exploring everyday materials at hand. In 2005, Wallace graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a Major in Ceramics and a Minor in Drawing. During that time, she studied abroad as an assistant on a large public sculptural project with Professor Neil Forrest at the Sculpture Symposium, International Ceramic Centre in Guldageraard, Denmark. Inspired by a very forward-thinking artistic culture within Denmark, she completed a MFA with a Major in Ceramics and a Minor in Museum Studies at the University of Minnesota in 2010. Wallace’s intensive education within ceramics affords her the ability to think of painting in a sculptural way, as well as give back to the local community by managing a local non-profit organization called Just Potters.