Foreign Bodies - Vesna Jovanovic
Metro Gallery at City Hall hosts artwork from Chicago based visual artist Vesna Jovanovic. Foreign Bodies is a series of ink and graphite drawings driven by what may or may not commonly be considered part of the human body. This series of large scale Yupo Scrolls begins as randomly spilled ink that Jovanovic goes over with intricate cross-hatching to formally resemble medical illustration. Jovanovic’s drawings take into consideration what might enter the body surgically, accidentally, deliberately, violently, or aesthetically driving the question, “What is the different between a foreign body and a familiar body”?
Jovanovic has a wide and varied background in science and arts as she not only worked in scientific research and development but also pursued a BFA in Studio Art and an MFA in Photography. She has currently been shown in over a hundred different exhibitions and her images are featured in several publications including Science News, Newcity and Time Out Chicago. Jovanovic presently resides as Artist in Residence at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.