March 6, 2021
Hales is pleased to announce In the Sliver of the Sun, a solo exhibition by Maja Ruznic, which is now on view at The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM, USA.
Predominantly a painter, Ruznic draws on personal and collective memories to create works that deeply connect with human psyche. Allowing for figures to emerge from the thin layers of oil paint she applies to the canvas, the characters seemingly coalesce with their environments. The works in 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.
The title for In the Sliver of the Sun came to Ruznic as she watched her cat seek out sun-drenched shafts of light for her naps. She considered what the sun was providing – a sense of comfort, warmth and relaxation. “I think all of the figures I’ve been painting the last few months are looking for a sliver of the sun,” said Ruznic. “I feel the colors and the way I’m applying the paint, is acting as a kind of ointment for me – it isn’t intentional, it’s intuitive.”
In the Sliver of the Sun
6 March - 26 September 2021
The Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, New Mexico 87571
Virtual Exhibition Opening
Friday 12 March 2021, 5:30 pm MST
Thursday 22 April 2021, 5:30 pm MST
To register please click here.