Vera Scekic enlivens the Hyde Park Art Center’s In The Loop Gallery with a new two part installation titled Bilateral Symmetry. Misshapen circles and enigmatic forms expand across the gallery walls in a grid, creating tension between their exuberant colors and rigid organization. Scekic invites both close inspection of the unique shapes and a view of the work as a whole. From either perspective the installation is filled with questions both comic and unnerving: Are they a group of micro-organisms magnified onto the walls? Or do they suggest hundreds of brightly colored orifices? Scekic’s work spans the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and drawing. The installation is comprised of hundreds of circular shapes made from poured acrylic on drafting film. Each form, molded by serendipity and gravity and organized in an unnatural system, encourages viewers to appreciate the vibrant colors, but also sensitizes us to how information is organized and analyzed.
About Vera Scekic
Vera Scekic currently lives and works from Evanston, Illinois. She has been exhibiting in Chicago since the mid 1990’s, as well as around the Midwest. Her work has been included in several exhibitions that mark new talent and work at Art St. Louis (MO), Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University (IL), and Artemisia Gallery (IL).