Sacret Hearts Solo Art Exhibition
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
4.4.20 Saturday @ 6 - 9 pm
4.18.20 Saturday @ 5 - 8 pm
Run Like Hell | animation
M Galleries | 67 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ 07882
"Connections" | digital photo
How many hearts do you see?
PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON, NJ
The upcoming Sacret Hearts installation at M. Galleries in April 2020 is expected to be an immersive experience encompassing multimedia expressions of heart-inspired artworks. Incorporating traditional plaster and paper techniques as well as contemporary technologies like holograms and fiber optics, the sculptural show demonstrates the many facets of the artist. The near-40 artworks, some interactive, bid a bittersweet farewell to Phase I of Bojana's artistic endeavors which focused on abstract expressionism. As she transitions into a more minimalistic Phase II, her choice of media will gravitate more towards innovative technologies while maintaining a level of humanity and echoing the societal needs of the future. The Sacret Hearts show will reflect a marriage between the two disciplines of abstract expressionism and minimalism and express the dualities so prevalent in the artist's nature. Drawing inspiration from technology, science, history, world cultures, mythology, personal experience, and predictions for the future, Bojana incorporates different layers of perspective in this innovative site-specific installation. The highlight of opening night, scheduled for Saturday, April 4, will be Bojana's responsive wearable art dress entitled, Icarus.
NOTE: This exhibition is non-religious and everyone is welcome!
"Without divulging too much too soon, I anticipate some
perspectives will change. I hope that it's a fun show,
but also enlightening and empowering
as knowledge tends to be."
#puttingitallontheline #sacretheartsshow #mgalleries
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 6 - 9 pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 5 - 8 pm
"Like a skillfully woven spider's web, so do our hearts connect."
The Depth of the Sacret Hearts Show
"Sacret" is a portmanteau of sacred and secret, but this is not a religious art exhibition and
everyone is welcome!
The Sacret Hearts installation may appear like it showcases the works of a multitude of artists, but it thoroughly expresses the layers of merely one... me. With countless interests and a childhood history of being misunderstood, I found ways to express my ideas that can connect to a broader audience due to the many iterations of a subject.
"If you don't comprehend this one, perhaps you'll understand that one." (I truly do not intend to sound condescending in any way!!!) My attempts at getting people on the same page resulted in broad-spectrum artistic expression. Connection means everything to me!!! But the only way to connect is to relate, to understand. Absence of understanding results in multilevel loneliness, disconnection, and fear. We are so divided by our groups and our beliefs that we're not seeing how vulnerable we've become as a society.
Unity breeds strength on all the levels... like a fractal.
That's the umbrella message.
Let's dig in, shall we? On one level, each artwork should be viewed as a stand-alone piece with a unique meaning and message. However, on a secondary level, it is also meant to be perceived as an element of a larger composition in its showcase area (wall, window, etc). How do the pieces connect to their neighbors? Additionally, somewhat of a bird-eye view is required to perceive the entire gallery space as a composition; installation (tertiary level). Consider how the artworks within the spaces relate to each other whilst still standing alone. There's a lot of triangulation goin' on between the similar elements of the artworks! This layered perspective is a reflection of society and our individual places within it, as well as our relationship to the groups of which we are part.
Layer ONE | Singular artwork (Individual) | SELF
Layer TWO | Wall composition (Small Group) | OTHERS
Layer THREE | Gallery composition (Mass Grouping) | WHOLE
This actually goes a little deeper... The dress that I've built for the show ("Icarus") is a wearable artwork that incorporates some of the same materials I've used in the sculptural work, making me a sort of living art piece and adding a tetrahedron-esque dimension when connected to the triangulated artworks I mention above. In other words, each of the shared elements creates a point. When the four points are connected with imaginary threads, they create a tetrahedron shape. Now, since I am living and moving throughout the space, one point is ever-changing. The tetrahedron gets pulled to-and-fro; hence the -esque. This type of dimensionality is reflected in
both micro and macro scales throughout the exhibit.
Thus far, the view has mostly been from a third-person perspective. From my perspective, the inner view, I create each individual artwork with tremendous symbolism, a lifetime of experience, and an intent to share a message of positivity, hope, and light. Since early childhood, I always had the brightest vision for humanity.
I believed in us then and I believe in us still.
Perhaps it's cliche, but I LOVE making beautiful art!!! It must be aesthetically pleasing or you'll never lay eyes on it. That is a hard rule. Always. I've never heard someone contest it, either. That said, there's a very personal element to my work that is blatantly autobiographic. I spill my truth all over canvases and into sculptures. Although I've attempted subtlety, it simply isn't in my repertoire. The truth erupts no matter how I try to conceal it. I'm too old
to not accept this about myself so I'm embracing the whole truth and nothing but the truth, lol.
The depth of this artistic web is a microcosm of both our inner and outer universes.
(Can you guess my spirit animal? lol)
Although it goes deeper, it's quite apparent that it should be compiled into a novel rather than this website ;)
If I've held your attention for this long, thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about his exhibition and share in my art!!!
Below is a list of connective elements throughout the #sacretheartsshow
Depth | steel, resin, mica, plastic
Imperfect | plastic on wood
Invisible | glass, acrylic, sand, paper
CONNECTIVE THREADS (aside from the iconic heart commonality)
Primary -Red, White, Black
Secondary - Silver, Gold, Copper
Love | Fear
Imprisonment | Freedom
Hard | Soft
Ethereal | Concrete
Light | Dark
Shallow | Deep
Invisible | Conspicuous
Breaking | Healing
Flat | Dimensional
Hiding | Exposing
Within | Without
Positive | Negative
Light | Heavy
Whimsical | Serious
Sound - instrumental soundtrack
Olfaction - unique e.o. fragrance ("Eau de Coeur")
Taste - heart-inspired desserts
Touch - tangible artworks
Sight - everything within the space!
Inexplicable - energy, feelings, vibrations
Jewelry & Accessories Design
MINIMALISM + ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM