Witness: Bosnian-Influenced Paintings
an exhibition of recent studio research by Yvonne Petkus
Exhibit runs April 13 – May 19, 2018
Opening Reception Friday April 13, 5:30 to 8pm
Artist Talk at 7pm
"The work in Witness: Bosnian-Influenced Paintings comes from a fellowship that took me to Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2017. This experience, which included three months of study followed by in-country research and exploration, was intense, beautiful, emotional, at some times difficult, and at all times inspiring. Working from sources gathered, each painting acts as a meditation, a grasping – a search for meanings that build physically and cognitively. By exploring ideas of struggle and survival, of vulnerability and the stubbornness necessary to persist, the work is intended as a mechanism to address the larger, most difficult, and most human of concerns that live with us just under the skin."
Moremen/Moloney Contemporary Gallery
939 E. Washington Street, Louisville KY