The first exhibit of the fall semester, Jovancevic's works on paper and photographs of site specific work will be on display through Sept. 14 on the main campus at 3700 W. 103rd St. A reception with the artist will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the final day of the exhibition.
Jovancevic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a republic in former Yugoslavia. Her art is influenced by the effects of her war-torn country, as well as her inner reflection and examination. She often delves into themes of detachment, seeking of a true home, a lost sense of identity, the pursuit of belonging and reconciliation.
Jovancevic, a Chicago resident, came to the United States in 1991 as an exchange student. While she was here, the war broke out in her homeland, and she ended up staying to finish her schooling.
“My art speaks of things I have a hard time talking about," Jovancevic said. "I try to address the ephemeral nature of life and our relatively short time occupying the continuum. Be it in my site-specific interventions or works on paper, I attempt to point to transcendental."
The art gallery at Saint Xavier is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit the university's website.
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