April 13, 2021 Taos, New Mexico

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Harwood Members Maja Ruznic Exhibition Event with Taos Chamber Music Group & Academy of Performing Arts
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MST

Harwood Members Maja Ruznic Exhibition Event with Taos Chamber Music Group & Academy of Performing Arts



We invite Harwood Museum Members, Taos Chamber Music Group and Academy of Performing Arts members and invited guests to join us for a special virtual event celebrating the In the Sliver of The Sun exhibition with two short musical and dance performances in response to Maja Ruznic’s captivating paintings. 

Harwood members will receive their access links in an email invitation before the event.

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In the Sliver of the Sun: Maja Ruznic

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.

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.

This exhibition is made possible in part by Heritage Hotels & Resorts and supporters of the Harwood Museum Alliance Online Auction. Special thanks to: Karma Gallery, Hales Gallery and Conduit Gallery.