Big thanks to this issue's guest Juror, Ivana Bogdan. Ivana is currently studying at UNCG where she will be receiving her BFA in Painting as well as her BA in Art History. Ivana has exhibited her work regionally and internationally, and recently had work exhibited in the Weatherspoon Art Museum's Student Showcase.
12 feet between, oil on canvas, 5.5' x 3.5', 2017
"I’ve been working with our conception and codifying of time as it relates to identity and our human experience.
None of us truly operate solely in this shared reality that is systemized by the singularities of images and hours and the linear representation of time. Rather, all things are relative and constantly existing as past, present and future versions of themselves - and there is a great heaviness coming from identity that is innate to human experience, and I have been experimenting with ways to communicate different facets of this idea visually.
Our world is very material and spiritual at the same time and I have been grappling with what this means in terms of imagery and, alternatively, lack thereof.
My art is about looking and feeling and remembering."
On the Sidewalk, oil on canvas, 12" x 13", 2017