Inside, Outside, and Beyond
June 4 – 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, 6-8pm
Timarete Hellenic Art Festival and the Consulate General of Greece in New York are pleased to announce Inside, Outside, and Beyond, a group exhibition that explores diverse manifestations of interiority and exteriority in space and time. The show is curated by the distinguished artist Antonia Papatzanaki. The exhibition will run from June 4 - 28, 2019 with an Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Consulate’s premises.
Offering a unique and rare opportunity to see the work of a large number of living artists of the Greek diaspora, the exhibition brings together over 25 artworks in a variety of mediums by accomplished, established, and internationally known Greek and Greek-American artists residing in the New York and Tri-State area.
Inside, Outside, and Beyondexplores interiority set against exteriority, spaces outside or beyond what is expected or internalized, concepts and imagery prompting the artists’ most urgent questions regarding place and time. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, mixed media art, prints, and sculpture in a rich array of materials. Traditional oil, acrylic, and graphite move beyond conventional uses. Printing embodies the manipulation of images through the use of diverse technologies that result in a printed image on aluminum or paper, and in some cases, includes an added layer of hand drawing revealing a long artistic process. Paper folds into book pages and serves as the material for collage; fabric embodies poetry and a sense of space and time; the political and personal stream out of an emergency heat blanket and images of colorful displaced cloth. The show itself is situated in multiple conceptual locations as it moves among and beyond the smallest particles to whole, imagined worlds via plastic, clay, and mirrors. Feelings and relationships are further probed in leather, copper wire, metal, and even ping pong balls and cardboard, where they are literally contained and dismantled. The past is dynamically projected into the present and beyond, where the viewer is enabled to gaze from multiple positions at our ever-changing moment.
Participating Artists include Eozen Agopian, Maria Anasazi, Elaine Angelopoulos, Laura Dodson, Angie Drakopoulos, Peter Gerakaris, Cris Gianakos, Morfy Gikas, Mark Hadjipateras, Maria Karametou, Zoe Keramea, Georgia Lale, Eirini Linardaki, Aristides Logothetis, Despo Magoni, Demetrius Manouselis, Jenny Marketou, Eleni Mylonas, Antonia Papatzanaki, Costas Picadas, Panayiotis Terzis, Lydia Venieri, Adonis Volanakis.
The exhibition is held as part of the 4th Timarete Hellenic Art Festival. Timarete is an annual festival whose purpose is to promote Hellenic art and culture, to finance educational programs for Greek language and culture, as well as to support underprivileged children. The Festival is organized by the Academy of Hellenic Paideia, Inc., a not-for-profit educational organization based in Astoria, New York.
This exhibition provides an exciting opportunity to the public to acquire authentic artwork through an Online Auction, hosted on the Paddle8 platform via a streamlined bidding process. The auction will launch with bidding on June 4, 2019 and close on June 18, 2019. Profits will benefit the Academy’s “Sponsor a Student” program, which provides Academy scholarships to underprivileged children.
About the curator:
Antonia Papatzanaki, born in Chania on the island of Crete, is a renowned international Greek artist. She was educated in the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Vienna Hochschule für Angenwandte Kunst, and she acquired her Master’s degree of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in New York. Papatzanaki is the recipient of many prestigious awards in addition to winning multiple panhellenic and international competitions held to choose and fund artists for the creation of public installations. Her public light installation Agora was exhibited at Battery Park during 2000-2001 as part of the Temporary Public Art Program of New York City. Several of Papatzanaki’s outdoor public works are permanently installed throughout Greece, including her sculpture Lighthouse in the square of the Kato Patisia Metro Station, Athens. Papatzanaki has exhibited widely—notable among her many solo exhibitions are Cellular, Museum Herakleidon, Athens, 2019; Photomeries, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, 2018; Stratifications, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, 2016; Refractions, Ekfrasi - Yianna Grammatopoulou, Athens, 2013; Robust Matter and Image, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon, 2010; Antonia Papatzanaki, Recent Works, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki, 2008; and Visions of Light, Chashama, 112 Gallery, New York, 2007. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists, John Jay College, New York, 2018; The Muses Project, A Dialogue between Art and Science, The House of Cyprus –Embassy of Cyprus, Athens, 2017; The Right to be Human, Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art –State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2017; Whispers, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon, 2016; History-Irony, Vorres Museum, Paiania, Athens, 2015; Harmony, 22nd Seoul International Art Festival, Chosunilbo Museum, South Korea, 2014; New: Illusion or Reality, 4th Biennial, Tashkent, 2007; and Artistic Fragments, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, 2005. Further work has been acquired by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Copelouzos family collection, the Vorres Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, American College of Greece, and the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. More than 170 articles, reviews, and critical analyses of Papatzanaki’s work appear in solo and group-show catalogues in addition to books on art, art periodicals, and newspapers and magazines in Greece and New York. She currently maintains studios in Athens, Greece and New York City.