Otherworldly by Artist Lex Gjurasic

Tucson International Airport presents: Otherworldly, new work inspired by cacti, clouds, fungus and sea creatures by artist Lex Gjurasic.

Tucson, AZ: Artist Lex Gjurasic floating cacti inspired cut out paintings on panel will land at the Tucson International Airport in the exhibition Otherworldly. Otherworldly will be on display October 3 to November 30 2016 in the Upper Link Gallery at TIA 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson AZ, 85756.

Cacti, clouds, fungi and sea life pulling from every plane of existence including the cosmic inspire Gjurasic’s most recent mixed media paintings. “Otherworldly is the next dimension of my work which builds upon my obsession with the crested saguaro cactus and continually draws from natural forms that are then playfully abstracted.” These levitating paintings, which are painted on wood and mounted in such a way to cast a sculptural shadow, evoke pop and graffiti movements as well as Japanese kawaii culture are blended with the Gjurasic’s urban desert experience in a dynamic and unexpected way.

About Lex Gjurasic: Lex Gjurasic is a Tucson-based artist originally from the damp and moss Pacific Northwest. In 2016 she was chosen by the City of Tucson as a muralist in the downtown mural project. The completed mural is at 54 Pennington St. Gjurasic has exhibited her work widely, most notably in the exhibition Kokeshi: Folk Art to Art Toy at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles CA in 2007. Gjurasic writes about the experience of being a working artist on her blog and on various online publications such as Ravishly.