July 16-August 31, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, July 20th 1-3 pm
Katarina Meglic has a particular fascination with the figure as a metaphor for human experience and has been exploring this theme in her art for more than a decade.
Her paintings examine some of the ways humans metaphorically take flight: through the movement in dance and acrobatics; in personal grown and change, through stories and dreams. These works are marked with a sense of weightlessness brought about by joy, with figures moving through richly textured, abstract spaces. In them, dancers cast magic spells, children run through surreal gardens, and mothers teach their babies to walk. They are an articulation of hope and elation.
Born in 1976 in Victoria, BC, Katarina Meglic studied at the Victoria College of Art and Pacific Design Academy. Extensive, gallery-focused travels through Europe and New York following graduation served to inform her practice, and helped establish a maturity in her work.
Katarina considers the human figure to be a vessel of storytelling, and her intimate portraits – whether depicting a salacious kiss, underwater dance, or sleeping child – are compassionate studies of character and experience. Her canvasses are rich with intense colour, expressive line, and thick textures.
Katarina lives, works, and gardens on Denman Island, BC, on what she respectfully acknowledges is the unceded traditional territory of the K’omoks First Nation. She is fond of the smell of roses and turpentine, and everything she owns is covered with paint.