The three works, which the artist refers to as her 3-D silver, chalk, and charcoal drawings, are visually rich ruminations on violence and death counterpointed by evocations
of flight and transcendence.
The intermundial character of air travel, its uncanny evocations
of birth and death and limbo, male for a lot of psychic drama, and it's all so clearly legible, flickering on the faces of travelers: relief, exhaustion, anxiety, bewilderment, joy.
In 1984, when Yugoslavian-born Prvulovic settled in the United States, the specific locations depicted in the first paintings in this series became more generic evocations
of the machine age.
of domestic strife and Christian martyrdom wouldn't seem out of place in a neo-Expressionist painting, but it was surprising to encounter them within a cool, ironic critique of Minimalist sculpture.
These range from the grotesque to the classical, and, as their titles imply, aren't so much portraits as evocations
of archetypes - scholar, gargoyle, prince, satyr, Apollo, and so on.
Dominated by patche of primary colors, with yellow and reds floating on a blue nocturnal ground sparingly interspersed with shapes simultaneously suggesting stars and flowers, these could almost be kitsch evocations
of nativity scenes.
Somewhat like Joseph Cornell's evocations
of memory and loss, they displace sentimentality while privileging personal taste and experience, creating a highly idiosyncratic response to an ephemeral world.
Tsiaras (who, until recently seemed essentially pledged to the articulation of the sensual and primordial in works replete with evocations
of the unconscious) appears now to have taken on the exploration of formal and material issues in painting as well.
Since they look alike as well, you can, as you prefer, find implications of incest or evocations
of multiple personalities.