A Stew to Stand In | Marijana Mandusic | Flux Gallery

Exhibition run: 15 August – September 7 2019

Launch: 7pm, 15 August 2019

Gallery hours: 12-5pm Tuesday – Saturday

A Stew to Stand In uses the flat plane of the canvas to activate a series of personal objects. Each object represented is powerful in its own right while simultaneously being only a skin of the physical painting itself. Employing the symbolism of still life painting, arranged personal objects bring up my own emotions like a burp that unintentionally contains barf. Subtle yet loaded, these still lifes become portraits that mirror myself, each one with knowing eyes that laugh back at me.

Marijana Mandusic is a painter and performance artist whose work is focused on embodying feelings of loneliness, isolation and self-exposure. Creating odd looking characters through her paintings and an awkward, often troubled persona in her performances she hopes to bring out the humor in dejected states of being. Marijana completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) in 2013 and currently lives and works in Winnipeg.