Sprouted Pea (Detail), 2013, 80"x60", Ink and Graphite on Polypropylene
An exhibition featuring the work of Sara J. Northerner and Vesna Jovanovic will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art October 5 through November 18. The exhibition will feature the exploration of consciousness and the body utilizing diverse methods and media.
A reception for Northerner and Jovanovic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at the gallery. The reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.
Northerner’s large scale photographs of figures - which are layered, covered in wax, and sewn together - will suspend freely in space. Northerner’s work will be in visual dialogue about body and perception with Jovanovic’s large-scale drawings, derived from ink blots and featuring a mixture of abstracted and highly detailed images inspired by the objectivity of medical illustration while incorporating the subjectivity of her personal experience.
Northerner has a BFA from Washington University, a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of Louisville. Northerner maintains a studio practice in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently, Dr. Northerner is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Kentucky University. For more information, go to http://people.wku.edu/sara.northerner/.
Jovanovic has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Ohio State University. Jovanovic maintains a studio practice in Chicago, Illinois For more information, go to http://www.vesnaonline.com/.
Jovanovic's project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 812/682-3156 or go to www.usi.edu/nhgallery.