Danica and I were fortunate to arrive at the Flying Pony Gallery/Café while Lorette was in attendance. She was very good about taking us around to talk about her show, which includes two large, unstretched, raw canvasses. They are practical … relatively easy to hang up and work on, even better for transporting. Buyers can stretch them as they wish, at the receiving end.
Luzajic works with mixed media including photos taken from printed sources and collaged onto surfaces. Female figures, alone or repeated, show up frequently, with added images – especially roses – covering faces. Marilyn Monroe makes a couple of appearances.
Stencilled letters and embedded words hint at Luzajic’s other art form; poetry. I thought of my evening at the Free Times Café and Suparna Ghosh, another painter/poet. Of course, Lorette was well aware of The Art Bar that has been presenting poets and poetry in Toronto for well over 2 decades.