Friday, March 24, 2017

Perished Sun

Kostis Velonis, "Unlearning Alphabet", 2016, wood, plywood, acrylic, 250 x 80 x 7 cm

Kalfayan Galleries, Athens present the group show
of Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris and Kostis Velonis titled “Perished Sun”.
In ancient Greece, the eclipse was considered to be an evil omen, an augury of discord and suffering. The endless eclipses that Greece has experienced during the last years, beyond being the pleasurable experience of an astronomical phenomenon, bear witness to the covert dimension that accompany superstitions.
The exhibition attempts to shed light on these signs that pass unseen through the routine of ordinariness. Together with the failures and setbacks in everyday life, the show translates them into a geometry of their elliptical shapes, their eclipses and shadows. This ambivalent approach to the eclipse in the projects of Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris and Kostis Velonis is transcribed as a resistance to pre-existing structures, as an error that seeks its continuation, the tension of a disorder that becomes the product of creativity and revision of the established order.

Yiannis Papadopoulos, "The World according to Kosmas Indicopleustes", 2017, oil paint on prepared carton, 75 x 91.2cm

Panos Tsagaris, "From the unreal, lead me to the real from darkness, lead me to light",  2016,  acrylic paint, spray paint and silkscreen on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Perished Sun
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
31 March- 6 May