This Too Shall Pass:
Collapsible sculptures and fear of red
Ottawa – In her latest project, Serbian-born sculptor Bozica Radjenovic transforms the gallery space with sculptures made from yarn, furniture and found objects. Entitled This Too Shall Pass, the exhibit is an exploration of the interactions between objects and humans. It is also a search for answers and resolution, for a way to overcome the fear of red…
Bozica describes her current artistic process: “I use material as a symbolic language. My frequent travels impel me to make soft collapsible sculptures that I can carry in my suitcase. These unsteady and puppet-like structures represent my state of mind. The wool speaks of a connection, a way back to the point of origin, to childhood. As an émigré artist to Canada, nostalgia for my roots is connected to memories of my mother endlessly knitting wool clothing for the entire family.”
Bozica Radjenovic was born and educated in Belgrade, Serbia. She received her MA in 1991 from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Arts, Belgrade. In 1993 she moved to Canada during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Bozica has exhibited in many solo and group shows, most recently at Blok Gallery (Belgrade, Serbia), The Ottawa School of Art and Harbourfront Centre (Toronto). Her work can be seen in various private collections and in the Belgrade Museum of Modern Art. Bozica has received grants from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council. She is a member of Blink Collective. www.bozicaradjenovic.com
This Too Shall Pass opens with a reception on Thursday, August 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit continues daily until August 21. All are welcome and admission is free.
Vernissage: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: BLINK Gallery, Major’s Hill Park
Friday, August 19, 1–6 pm
Saturday, August 20, 12–5 pm
Sunday, August 21, 12–5 pm