Joy and Rose Broadbent are multidisciplinary artists based in Toronto. Together, the Broadbent Sisters transform the domestic into dreamlike realms where sparkles are swept and spaces are cleared. They use performance and installation to create interactive experiences that transform lowly everyday objects into mystical artifacts. Their unfolding art practice, “Clearing Spaces,” examines themes of domestic life, meditation, femininity, religious ritual, and pop spirituality. They have produced multiple exhibitions in the series “Clearing Spaces,” which have been shown internationally at: the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, TRAFO Centre for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, HUNTCLUB, the Gladstone Hotel, the Drake Hotel, and as part of Sunday Drive Art Projects. Joy and Rose find collaboration to be a unique venue for distilling the essence of form and exploring telepathic ways of creating.
In a recent interview with the Broadbent Sisters, Hermann & Audrey say that Joy and Rose are "strongly connected” and that “their multidisciplinary and meditative approach to art creates a fresh and unique experience for the community. Delving in everything from painting to performance and sculpture, the Broadbent sisters transform everyday spaces into magical and nurturing realms where sparkles are swept and energy flows."
Nowhere, Now Here
The Fourth Technology of Magic