March 2, 2021 Taos, New Mexico

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VIRTUAL OPENING -  IN THE SLIVER OF THE SUN : MAJA RUZNIC
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 5:30 pm

VIRTUAL OPENING - IN THE SLIVER OF THE SUN : MAJA RUZNIC

Zoom Event: Link will be posted on this calendar listing closer to the event


Join us for the online premiere of the Harwood's newest exhibition In the Sliver of the Sun, featuring paintings by Bosnian-Herzoginian artist Maja Ruznic.

Zoom Link: https://unm.zoom.us/j/93240886028
Passcode: 422405

The works in this series, titled In the Sliver of the Sun, depict ghostly figures that arouse a sense of touch through erasure. Simultaneously fading into and emerging from the horizon, they seem to be returning from a long journey. Ruznic uses thin stains and washes of acrylic and oil paint to create the initial compositions for these works. She builds up the surfaces by scumbling and layering, then sands the dry paint to expose the tooth and texture of the canvas. This unique subtractive process leaves us with a sense of ghostly materiality—an undefined absence.

Ruznic lives and works in Roswell, New Mexico. 

Maja Ruznic, The Return, 2020, 100” h x 76”l, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist and Conduit Gallery. Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoffman.