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Amer Kobaslija, Vacant Bathroom, 2007, oil on panel, 13.5 x 12 inches, AKOp 67

Amer Kobaslija's solo exhibition Amer Kobaslija: Spirit of Place is on view at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. The show â€‹features small-scale older, tightly executed oil paintings of Kobaslija's cluttered art studios from a bird’s eye view, along with recent landscapes inspired by travels to Florida, Japan and Switzerland. Painted in oil, the seemingly idyllic scenes are charged with turbulent histories. The Japan paintings describe the devastation caused by the massive tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of the country in 2011. Meditations on history, environmental issues and the ongoing refugee crisis are underlying currents charging the work and coloring the viewer’s perception – the context defines the narrative. Amer Kobaslija: Spirit of Place will be on view through October 26. 

 

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