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Oct
5
Fri
UN–DE–RE FORMED by Eirini Georgopoulou @ Kappatos Gallery
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

UN–DE–RE FORMED

by Eirini Georgopoulou

 

 

In her newest series of works, Eirini Georgopoulou utilizes a variety of methods and materials to establish a sense of fragile harmony. Through a multi-layered approach, she conjures an uneasy equilibrium positioned somewhere between stillness and change. She achieves this in part by setting up diametrically opposed forces – chance and control, shadow and light, flexibility and stillness, fluidity and rigidity – suggesting a world in a constant state of flux. The inherent elasticity of matter becomes manifest through the otherwise invisible forces which shape the natural world – one need only to think of the rocky Cycladic shoreline, for instance, sculpted over time by the waves and the wind and bleached bone-white under eons of incessant sunlight.

The artist looks inwards as much as she does at the world that surrounds her. She has isolated various topologies and formations by manipulating her chosen media through a variety of means. Her methods are laborious and demand an intimate engagement with the material – molding the liquid plaster to manipulate it into a desired form, prodding it into shape through the use of armatures and supporting poles, constantly fighting against both gravity and time. Georgopoulou’s latest output has therefore become a reflection of a much broader ‘topos’ while still pertaining back to the process of their production. The generative potential of the studio and the cosmos become equated through the promise of unlimited creation.


General Info:

Opening: 05/10/2018

Duration: 5/10 – 24/11/2018

Exhibition opening hours:

Τuesday – Friday: 12:00-20:00

Saturday: 12:00-15:00

Sunday, Monday: Closed


Kappatos Gallery

Address: Athinas A12, Athens 10554

Tel: +30 210 3217931

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Nov
1
Thu
“From Darkness to Light” @ ArtZone 42 Gallery
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

“From Darkness to Light”

Fanis Kapsalidis and Panos Bakas

 

Panos Bakas

 

ArtZone42 Gallery proudly presents the joint exhibition of the acclaimed artists Fanis Kapsalidis and Panos Bakas, titled “From Darkness to Light”. The individual artistic expression both artists can reasonably be described as ‘dark’ even though, at first sight their work differs in technique and color palette.
In the artwork of Panos Bakas black and earthly shades are dominant, whilst a “dark” and ironic mood is revealed through intense color contrasts in the artwork of Fanis Kapsalidis. Both artists are significantly inspired by their surroundings, personal experiences and cinematic scenes of science fiction.

 

Panos Bakas

The oil paintings of Panos Bakas portay urban landscapes with people who give the impression of having being unleashed by Munch’s legendary “The Scream”. The people in his canvas are almost as if they have accepted their fate and dwell in an environment that literally chokes them. They stand thinking about what could be reversed in the future knowing very well that what nourishes also destroys.

Fanis Kapsalidis, encompassing a distinct “cartoonish” style, creates imaginary scenery and portraits on wooden pallets, framed and sculpted with complementary symbol-icons. Society, religion and consumerism are concepts that concern him often. In all his work a female eye is present and observes almost confined, as a symbol of power and challenge, the integral part of a surreal reality.

 

Fanis Kapsalidis

 

Biographies

Fanis Kapsalidis was born and works in Athens. His professional relationship with art counts numerous years and has in his resume multiple solo and group exhibitions. Utilizing intense color contrasts, his paintings can be characterized as multifaceted surrealist collages, playful from a viewpoint, yet ironic when being deeply observed. Fanis Kapsalidis is also a widely known tattoo artist applying a broad range of styles and techniques.

Panos Bakas was born in Athens and has undertaken years of art courses specializing in oil painting. An intense existential dimension is evident in his work. He focuses his interest both on the object as well as on the shadow surrounding it, aiming to unveil the indelible secret of their relationship. He has participated in group exhibitions and many of his works are currently in private collections. He lives and works in Athens.

 

Fanis Kapsalidis


Gallery Info:

Opening: 01/11/2018 at 20:00

Duration:  01/11/2018 – 24/11/2018

Exhibition opening hours: 

Τuesday – Thursday – Friday : 15.00 – 21.00

Wednesday & Saturday : 11.00 -15.00

Admission: Free


ArtZone 42 Gallery

Address: Vasileos Konstantinou avenue, 42

Tel.: +30 210 7259549

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Nov
15
Thu
Books – Notebooks of Art @ Ersi Gallery
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Books – Notebooks of Art

Α.Κοκκίνου

 

Books are the mirror of the human mind. Books are archives where written language is preserved as it appears, that is to say as a sequence of data, as a sketch and formulation, as a serial form of narrative process or even as an excerpt of incomplete ideas which eventually lead to a new idea.

 

Α.-Σκούρτης

A specific form of book alone can be a work of art. However, even its own layout may offer the artists the uninterrupted drawing sequence, which is defined by the beginning, middle and ending of the existing pages.

 

Α.Ακριθάκης

The drawings in the form of illustration can also become narrative fragments of visual language, which contribute to the narration complement and introduce their own image to the Literature – Painting totality.
The exhibition hosts books as art objects or as complete notebooks with drawings that where destined for personal use or for art publications.

Ν.Χατζηκυριάκος -Γκίκας

 

The exhibition presents artworks of:
A.Akrithakis, A. Asteriadi, S. Vasileiou, K. Grammatopoulos, G. Gounaropoulos, R. Kapeliari, A. Kokkinou, Ch. Katsadiotis, K. Xenakis, K. Mortarakos, S. Politi, A. Skourtis, N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, Ch. Hassapopoulos, D. Chiotopoulos.

 

 


General Info:

Opening: 15/11/2018 at 20:00

Duration: 15/11/2018- 10/12/2018

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 11:00-14:30 and 17:00-20:00

Saturday 11:00-14:30

Sunday: closed


Gallery Ersi

Address: 4 Kleomenous Street, Kolonaki, Athens

Tel: +30 210 7220231

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Nov
19
Mon
Marianna Ignataki’s solo exhibition @ Alaca Imaret
Nov 19 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 5 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Marianna Ignataki solo exhibition

Organized by MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY OF THESSALONIKI

 

Marianna Ignataki’s solo exhibition at Alatza Imaret deals with issues of gender, identity, otherness and exclusion, through images and sculptures that seem both beautiful and grotesque. Figures that appear both dominant and dominating, that show no signs of vulnerability that lie hidden or reveal themselves behind masks or hair, juxtapose alternating and coexisting concepts of both the terrible and the absurd.
Referencing Chinese philosophy and tradition, bearded ladies and hairmen, the circus and the opera, the artist introduces us to a world where “being different” is not only the subject of urban myths, clichés or carnival disguises, the subject of anthropological curiosity or ridicule but a new reality/regularity.
Issues of racism and race are placed side by side to issues of gender identity. According to Darwin’s theories of sexual choice the beard of a white woman only casts doubt on her gender, while a beard in a black woman even disputes her origin as human. Similarly, instances where gender identity or gender expression differs from the assigned sex are treated as exotic birds. Ignataki’s works take us exactly there, into the deep, dark forest where there are parrots in love.

 

BIO

Marianna Ignataki was born in Thessaloniki in 1977 and she currently lives in Berlin. She begun her studies in architecture at the Technische Universität in Vienna and then she moved to France where she studied Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Etienne. Between 2010-2017 she lived and worked in Beijing, China. She has had six solo exhibitions to date, namely “Josie, the Armor and the Hairman” at CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens (2017), ”The End of Magic” at Outpost Project Space, Amsterdam (2012), “Sphinx” at Fake Space gallery, Beijing (2011), “This Joke Ain’t Funny Anymore” curated by Apostolos Kalfopoulos at Zina Athanasiadou gallery, Thessaloniki (2009), “Coitus Interruptus” (double solo show) at Public Room Project Space, Skopje (2008), and one more show in cooperation with Lola Nikolaou at Fleming gallery, Thessaloniki (2004). She has participated in a number of group shows in Greece, China, Spain, Holland, France, Germany and the US. She is represented by CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens.


General Info:

Opening: 19/11/2018 at 20:00

Duration: 19/11/2018 – 5/01/2019

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00-18:00

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ALACA IMARET

Address: Kassandrou 91-93, 54633, Thessaloniki, Greece


Nov
23
Fri
«Back to basics: Space» @ ENIA Gallery
Nov 23 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 19 2019 @ 5:00 pm

«Back to basics: Space»

Group Exhibition

 

Rena Papaspyrou

 

The exhibition Back to Basics: Space, as part of the Back to Basics series that explores key issues and elements of art making, looks into the aims as well as the approaches of artists of the concept of space.
Space constitutes a standard point of reference in artistic creation, whether the latter is confined within the boundaries of the canvas, is a three-dimensional sculpture-installation which incorporates and transforms its surroundings or unfolds in the intangible space of a performance which interacts with the viewer.

At the same time, in an age when the ‘a-topian’ culture of globalisation raises questions about identity, character and history, the positioning of artistic creation in space and time may signify a play with memory, a political comment or a query about the waning boundaries between public and private.

Architectural elements, which pervade the language of art with increasing frequency, delineate the creative work using common features which are familiar to the viewer. The constantly changing social conditions and the cultural osmoses that affect the cityscape are standard components in the discourse between space-place and collective memory.

 

Lina Theodorou

 

In the exhibition‘’Back to Basics: Space’’, the exhibition venue provides an opportunity for a dialogue through which to define and explore the notion of space from different visual approaches of the ten visual artists, both morphologically and conceptually.

Architectural space, space as defined in relation to the body, geo-cultural identity, the urban space and the presentation/description of a utopian or dystopian space are the thematic areas to be explored in this exhibition.

Participating artists:

Manolis Baboussis, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, George Harvalias, Michel Lamoller, Iavor Lubomirov, Rena Papaspyrou, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Lina Theodorou, Ino Varvariti, Kostis Velonis

Curator: Artemis Potamianou

 

George Harvalias


General Info:

Opening: 23/11/2018

Duration: 23/11/2018 – 19/01/2018

Exhibition opening hours:

Thursday 12:00-20:00

Friday 12:00-20:00

Saturday 12:00-17:00

 


ENIA GALLERY

Address: 55 Mesologgiou str, Piraeus 18545

Tel.: +30 210 4619700

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