Ladies Who Travel
RHEA Bailey has just arrived from Germany and by the time you have read this will have gone to Bulgaria with Maria Tourou.
More when they return.
Susan Kerr in Florence
SUSAN was at the Nicos Kouroushis exhibition at Kastelliotissa and informed the Arts Page about her participation in Florence
for Il Calore del Colore at Galleria D’Arte Mentana.
This was a mixed show of nine artists who have great works in colour.
Here is what the art critics wrote about her.
"A Cypriot by adoption. Susan Kerr’s aesthetic perception, an apparent search for pure abstraction in which colour
frees itself from the chains of the subject, resolves itself in a careful study of the elements of light and colour restored
by means of abstract forms.
"Energetic changes, often with cosmopolitan implications or concerning the themes of fire and the sky reify themselves
on the canvas in alternating chromatic explosions with brilliant colours in many varied combinations.
"Fluctuating, colourfully important surfaces which stand out even more in contrast to the dark backgrounds from which they
spring, which, though they seem compositionally casual cannot be read as exclusively episodic events.
"So attentive is the artist’s hand, in fact, that with great ability and remarkable intuition she-re-elaborates the
tonal harmonies through the emotions of her own personal experiences which she unleashes in vibrant brushstrokes and a dynamic,
vital texture, highlighting further the energetic and sensitive impact of these works. "
Susan Kerr was born in London. She took her first art classes at Ealing College, London. Later she studied Fine Arts at
Bath Academy of Art, Corsham UK, specialising in painting and lithography and was awarded the national Diploma of Design in
She studied Art Education, and acquired the Art Teacher’s Diploma of the University of Leicester in 1966. Susan participated
in the artistic field of London, and took part in group exhibitions.
She settled in Bellapais, Cyprus, and acquired her Cyprus citizenship in 1966, living and working in Bellapais where, with
husband Costas Joachim, they established their own Studio and Gallery until 1974. She has continued her career with distinction.
Galleria D’Arte Mentana is in the historic centre of Florence, on the Lugano river between the Grazie Bridge and
the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Galleria Mentana represents an irreplaceable point of reference for artists, critics and collectors.
Meeting With History
THIS exceptionally provocative exhibition, an installation by Nicos Kouroushis, was at Kastlliotissa, Paphos Gate, Nicosia
for only a few days last week. Before long we’ll have SALES ONLY (as in one day stands).
This is NOT Nicos’ fault It is a pity as Meeting With History should be viewed by many more visitors.
The whole installation is composed of photographs (of dignities) printed AS NEGATIVES.
Perhaps it should be called "Wrong Moves ". To see negative prints of leaders demonstrates with brilliance the situation
everyone has been in for decades and decades. Nicos appears to be saying "They need not have bothered".
No hope from the start?
This installation must be revived with all the world to see.
Haris at Strovolos Town Hall
I HEAR Haris Parsopollis has an exhibition at Strovolos Town Hall. His work is calm, relaxed and beautiful.