Vessna Perunovich – Swing
ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition by gallery artist Vessna Perunovich, Swing, in the Project Room from December 9, 2010 through January 15, 2011. An opening night reception will be held on Thursday, December 9 from 6 – 9pm. Swing reinterprets a playground site through installation, video and sound as a metaphor for life experiences. The work explores the notions of youth and aging, eternity and mortality as well as notions of freedom and confinement. The girl on the swing (played by the artist) is trapped in a perpetual pendulum motion, surrounded with a construct which echoes chain-link fencing against a wide open blue sky. Through sound, imagery and an abstract narrative, the audience is confronted with extreme emotional states ranging from joyous giggles to cries of despair. Video and sculptural installation, Swing was first shown as part of the “Story Girls” exhibition at Cambridge Galleries, curated by Virginia Eichhorn in 2006 and was recently included in the international “Home Sweet Home” video and performance Festival at Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin Germany in 2010. The exhibition at Angell Gallery is its premier showing in Toronto. Vessna Perunovich first exhibited with Angell Gallery in 1998. She received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Vessna’s works have been featured in galleries across North America, South America, and Europe, and has received critical review in a variety of publications, including the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Border Crossings, and Canadian Art.