Artist Talk with Vesna Jovanovic – Closing for Field Anatomy
@ OS Projects
601 6th St, Racine, WI 53403
Opening Saturday, January 18th, from 3PM - 4PM
On view through Saturday, January 18th
OS Projects will host an artist talk with Vesna Jovanovic on Saturday, January 18th, at 3 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. January 18th is also the last day of Jovanovic’s solo exhibit, Field Anatomy.
Field Anatomy charts the course of Jovanovic’s primary practice over a period of 15 years, beginning with a 2002 piece that uses spilled ink on paper as a springboard for drawing and a method for relinquishing control. As her drawings unfold over the ensuing years, they become increasingly organic and anatomical, and their focus expands to include architectural, environmental and interspecific contexts.
Jovanovic’s embrace of alternative representations to the scientifically objectified body is best exemplified by her series of 80” x 60” ink and graphite drawings on polypropylene, four of which are included in the exhibit. These works, created between 2013 and 2017, reference medical illustration while depicting various objects (prosthetic heart valves, aspirated food) that find their way inside the body for surgical, aesthetic or accidental reasons. By foregrounding the permeability and vulnerability of the human body, Jovanovic asks viewers to consider where—or even whether—to place boundaries between ourselves and our surroundings, both natural and constructed.
Vesna Jovanovic is a visual artist whose work focuses on embodiment, biopolitics, posthumanism, phenomenology and related bodily subjects. She has worked in various disciplines throughout her career, most recently drawing, painting and installation. For more information about the artist, visit her website at https://vesnajovanovic.com/.
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