Maria Vlandi – Nikos Vlachos @ Apothiki Art Center
On Saturday 11th August at 8:30 in the evening Maria Demetriades / Medusa Art Gallery and Dirk Drijbooms / Apothiki Art Center will open at the Apothiki Art Center in Parikia, Paros the joint exhibition of sculptor Maria Vlandi and painter Nikos Vlachos under the general title “Senses of Textures”.
Maria Vlandi devises, moulds and creates on a large scale her monolithic clay formations which stand vertically in the exhibition space and complement one another. While abstract in their form, her works still succeed in taking viewers into recognisable, familiar worlds.
Nikos Vlachos applies paint in thick layers and then makes cuts in it to produce paradoxical images of an existential style, whether they depict humans or animals. The common thread in these works is the outlined figures and the absence of perspective due to the almost invariably off-white backdrop. The carved-like lines lay the painter’s heroes bare without idealising them.
Duration of the exhibition: 11 August – 1 September 2012 – Apothiki Art Center -Parikia, Paros.
Tel. no.: 00 32 475 71 59 42 & 00 30 69368 10127 firstname.lastname@example.org – www.apothiki.com – Opening hours daily: 10.30 – 13.30 & 19.00 – 23.00