In the Sliver of the Sun: Maja Ruznic

Wednesday , September 15th, 2021

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harwood Museum of Art


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. Image Credit: Ruznic, Maja,  The Return2020acrylic and oil on canvasCourtesy of Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoff man