The Farming of Scars and Stains
Alter Space and Terroir are pleased to present a solo exhibition from San Francisco based artist, Maja Ruznic, at the Smoking Nun Gallery.
Unmasking the psychology behind familiar and often frightening experiences is a central force of Maja Ruznic’s work. In The Farming of Scars and Stains, Ruznic displays a series of small scale works in watercolor and ink on paper. Through their personal and intimate scale, combined with Ruznic’s dedication to material, and smart use of white space to frame the interior landscape of her character’s dilemmas, she creates a powerfully honest and raw aura of vulnerability.
Ruznic is drawn to the unpredictable nature of ink and watercolor, allowing the medium to drive her subject matter. She lets her paintings tell her how to paint them. Ruznic’s process is a play in intuitive response, with material qualities informing an image that celebrates the intimacy possible when one bears their traumas, whether large or small.
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