June 10 – Sept. 4
The collaborative exhibition by Maurizio Giuseppucci and Milica Popovic explores life on the coast of the Adriatic Sea from two perspectives that transcend political contrasts.
Giuseppucci uses amateur devices such as disposable cameras and smartphones to record his observations of people and places as a metaphor for life, which at times is ironic and others sad. As a young boy living in Italy, as he looked across the Adriatic Sea he would often imagine what the opposite coast was like compared to the one he knew: a place which was both near yet distanced due to its political situation.
Serbian-born Popovic combines photography with found and formed objects to speak to her memories of childhood at the Adriatic Sea.
“Although both artists are working from their personal histories and experiences, the poetic use of imagery allows the viewer to relate to the work and find their own meaning,” said Sonja Foard, Prichard Art Gallery assistant director. “This work opens a space for us to contemplate our local connection to water resources and consider current political conversations.”
Popovic will attend the closing reception at the Prichard 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.