Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 7:30PM
Wandering through city streets and pathways in search of a lost landscape, Velibor Božović discovers remnants of woods and meadows. His large format camera sparks conversations with passers-by and residents, acting as a catalyst for telling of stories and requests for posed portraits. The trees now contained and pruned to fit into backyards and alleyways act as reminders and witnesses to the changes around them. Their growth and adaptation to the urban landscape is an archive, storing memories of the city as a lush forest and imagining their growth without human intervention. Through Božović’s images, the city is allowed to momentarily return to this wilderness and to foreground how two coexist in constant tension. His photographs look at how humans and trees find a way of navigating around each other - shaped by fences while defying their boundaries, creating small pockets where one feels transported into the deep forest.