Vernissage June 24 7pm-10pm
Show runs unitl August 5th
I love the color red. Red is an ambiguous color that brings emotions and questions our judgment about love and hate. Red is the first color that we see coming into this world, therefore, for me, it is the most important color. My drawings depict moments of solitude and my nonverbal conversation with the world and myself. I use drawings to mark the ides for sculptures and performances. I also draw to predict the outcome of works in progress. In some way the drawings fulfill my ever-asking question what if…?
That is a question about future and the future makes me anxious. For the last couple of years I have manipulated red and black puddles of ink. If Red is “the I color” then black is everything else…
Bozica Radjenovic was born and educated in Belgrade, Serbia. She received her BFA (1989) and MFA (1991) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. In 1993 she moved to Canada during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Bozica has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions, most recently at Gallery 101 in Ottawa, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario, Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives in The Hague, The Netherlands, and the Cultural Centre of Belgrade in Serbia. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, the Zepter Museum in Belgrade, and the City of Ottawa, as well as in various private collections in Canada and Europe. Bozica gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
What If We Are One. Ink on Paper