Escape Landscape exhibition at Herzer Palace

Varaždin City Museum, Herzer Palace Franjevački trg 10, Varaždin
June 15 - September 4, 2022

Curator: Draženka Jalšić Ernečić
"THE POETRY OF THE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE poses the question of the existence of boundaries, of depth and distance of observation, leaving the mind open and leaving other worlds and escape landscapes as objects of desire. The artist’s mind shapes, sets the scene and the shot, recognizes and singles out shapes, while the photo freezes them in pure visual essence. The structures and shapes surface now clear, now blurring into an unfamiliar landscape flooded with emotions that are stopped in their tracks by the deceptive power of the photograph. In her escape landscapes Maja Strgar Kurečić cultivates escapism as a principle of life in which the feeling of wonder inspires contemplation on one’s own place in time and space. "
Draženka Jalšić Ernečić (from the exhibition catalogue)