June 5 – August 11, 2019
Common Ground Gallery, 2nd floor
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 14, 2019
Inside Art Programming: CITYLAND, Sunday, July 14, 1-4 PM
In contemplation of the collision of wild habitats with industrial build-up and landfills, Natasa Galecic offers a journey into changing landscapes in which wild, natural and man-made environments strive to reclaim one another. Her drawings and site-specific installation represent condensed forms of human life and pay equal tribute to the issues of consumption, overpopulation, and the accumulation of trash. Galecic converts piles of discarded items into a hybrid habitats that reflect frantically growing landfills and reveal the incredible fragility of humans’s physical and conceptual inventions. The conglomerations of everyday objects, gadgets, and industrial materials become frantic cityscapes that carry intimation of ecological mayhem, and investigate how a collective force of small units affects the behavior of the whole and sustains its integrity. The work is mindful of the space and architecture that it encounters and attempts to establish a dialogue between micro and macro aspects of our urban living.
About the artist: Natasa Galecic earned her Bachelor’s degree in Painting in 2010 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and received her MFA from the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, U.S.A in 2013. In 2012, Galecic completed an artist’s residency at the Burren College of Art and Design in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She has shown work in Serbia, as well as internationally in Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. Galecic’s drawings and installations are part of public and private collections in Austria, Ireland, U.S.A., and Serbia. Her work has been published in several catalogues and magazines.