LYRAS AT OPUS 39
Bring out the pegs, Dada
here in Cyprus used to exhibit an artist’s work for about a month.
Economically, things appear to have changed.
Now it’s about a week and a half before the next show.
Enough time for relatives to buy!
artists will be having one night stands. This is not practical because our pavements are cluttered with cars.
is to hang our canvases on the Green, Green Line.
Great watercolours from Kyriacos
KYRIAKOS Lyros’s exhibition will continue at Opus 39 until April 28.
These are excellent paintings of scenes,
seen with a fond aesthetic eye.
THE auction season is suddenly here.
First off the mark is Psathari’s auction house.
house is substantially the extension of the work of Kypriaki Gonia Gallery which, for 14 years, has served and served art
and culture in Larnaca.
The House will deal with the auctioning of the work of Cypriot and Greek artists.
auction will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Nicosia, on Wednesday, May 9, at 8pm.
Viewing will be at Kypriaki Gonia,
45 Stadium Street, Larnaca, Wednesday, May 2, 7pm to 10pm; Thursday, May 3, and Friday May 4 10am to 9pm;; Saturday,
May 5, and Sunday May 7, 10am to 9.00 pm.
Viewing at the Hilton: Tuesday, May 8, 10am to 9pm; Wednesday, May 9, 10am to 4pm
Cypris Auction’s ‘Greek
& Cypriot Painting of the 19th and 20th Century’ takes place the Hilton, Nicosia on May 23.
The works will be
exhibited in the Akamas Room from May 19.
American International School Exhibition
A WONDERFUL exhibition at The Melina closes today 10am-1pm and 5pm – 8pm.
This year’s group of young
artists is made up of three Cypriots, three Britons, one Swede, one Serb, a South African, a Dane and a German.
range of nationalities gives an indication of the diversity of cultural experiences to be expected in this exhibition.
the name of the show (Cocktails) suggests, there is a variety of techniques ranging from sculptures to creative installations
Works will be displayed by Sam Allan, Harriet Beckettt-Butt, Maria Lukic, Kieran Mclean, Stacy Melvin, Nicole
Pekhazis, Sophie Pontikis, Maria Toumazou, Ian Hanson, Rea Lazarides, Theresa Pross, and Philip Weaver.
Samuel Beckett at the Leventis
THIS exhibition takes place at The Leventis Municipal Museum Temporary
Exhibition Hall which is at 17 Hippocratis Street, Laiki Yitonia. Nicosia, until the May 6.
Berlin in context
THIS exhibition at Omikron g Gallery, Nicosia, will continue until April 28.
It is presented by Argo Gallery but
Omikron g is at 2 Vasileos Pavlou, Nicosia (tel 22754009).
Athina Antoniadou shows paintings while Marina Shacola
shows her photographs.
This is a very strong exhibition filling the large and often unused gallery (Omikron g) with images
Space is very relevant in Athina’s huge paintings created from her studio in Berlin, while Marina
Shacola shows beautifully-composed and executed photographs of Athina at her studio and also extending the painters imagery.
In other words the two highly creative women overlap in the final results. This results in an excellent exhibition in
which the space of the gallery contributes.
Sometimes the two artist’s works are placed near each other giving
much visual food for thought. In other parts of this spacious gallery the separate artists enjoy a visual privacy.
other words, an exhibition with more to say than is usual here.
Excellently curated - a most positive move indeed in organization
Annita Georgiou at Technis Dromena
VASSOS Lyssarides honorary chairman of the Social Democrats Movement (EDEK) and no mean painter himself, opened the
exhibition of Annita Georgiou at Technis Dromena Gallery.
It will continue until April 28.
Ruptures of dialogue
Daphne Mavrovouniotis Trimikliniotis has an exhibition at Apocalypse Gallery which will continue
until the 25th of the month.
Brilliant figuration, meaningful themes, eloquent stories abound and all painted with great
sensitivity and vigour.
There is also a very informative book/catalogue available
Here is a comment on a section of
”A stroll down town becomes a bombardment of figures and slogans: “Sale” ,”Clearance”,
“The mannequins in shop windows appear identical, symmetrical copies in dummy-like worlds:
products en masse, they reduce clones of an unreal and anorexic aesthetic.
“They just pose there; next to each other,
typical and vacuous, predictable, seemingly incapable, or better, unwilling to conceal the plastic nudity of the unreal.
they gaze into the void without feeling; perhaps even without being.
“An emptiness all over fills a life devoid
of value or meaning.
“Such was the stroll that gave birth to this series
“Reductions in values and virtues;
in friendship and love , life itself: human existence wholly devalued. And we are but spectators, and stooges in a life-long
trade of souls.”
All powerful stuff. Figuration and thought and concern rules you might say.
And yet a very extra
strength is given to these paintings by the artist’s actual, brilliant ability with the use of paint and subtle collage.
In other words the aesthetics of abstraction gives to every painting yet another dimension.
Go and look at ‘Ecological
3 – Burned Forest’ which is downstairs at the gallery.
Every section in this masterpiece registers emotionally;
even if it’s just a small area of applied canvas holding its own with the whole picture. Great.
Trimiklinitotis was born in Limassol and emigrated to London in 1959, where she studied at Hornsey College of Art, Middlesex
She spent 35 years in London.
She has had 14 solo exhibitions of her work in London, Greece and Cyprus,
and took parting numerous group exhibitions.
She is now the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts.
Here and There
Mike Marshall is at the Pharos Centre of Contemporary Art until May 31.
Sakellaropoulou has icons until April 21 at Gallery k.
Susan Vargas Stefani is at Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca,
until April 20.
Marc-Alain Stamm has photographs at Leo Gallery 18 Amphitritis Street until May 19. Tel 99511546
for personal appointment.
Nicos Tornaritis will open an exhibition of paintings by Christos Charalambous and Gabriella
& Vaso Papetta tonight the 20th of the month at 7pm at Kykklos Art Galley, Paphos. It will continue until May 20.
Leventis Museum of Nicosia’s exhibition on Samuel Beckett continues until May 6.
Why does the image sent
by Morphi Gallery, Limassol of a painting by Lefteris Olympios so resemble one from an exhibition due to be held
at Dromena next month? Lefteris’ exhibition continues until at Morphi Gallery until May 5. He is a very good painter?
But hasn’t April past ?
Don’t forget Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy will be performed at the Hilton
Cyprus on Thursday April 26 and Friday April 27.
For information and reservations tel 22377777. A Dinner
Theatre production by ACT. From 10am to 5pm.
Vera Hadjida at Glorias
VERA’S exhibition – which opened on April 17 - continues until May
Here is a fine artist, and, I would say, one of the tops of her generation who is often underestimated. Full report
next week when I would have seen her new work. But go. Now.
View of Cyprus
A PHOTOGRAPHIC Itinerary
from the 19th to the 20th century at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, opening April 25 and continuing until May 27.
exhibition is based on the book “The island of Cypus, a photographic itinary from the 19th to the 20th Century.”
book is from Entipis publications and is by Lucie Bonito, Haris Yiakoumis and Kadir Kaba.
On Saturday, April
28 at 2pm there will be a lecture by the curator of the exhibition, Dr Haris Yiakoumia - in Greek.
During the time of April 1, I was invited to go on a bicycle ride (I was born in a bike shop actually but
even as a toddler I kept falling off ) through The Bronx, New York but did not go.
What I did miss though and am
very, very sorry because the invite must have gone to Manhattan was to NOT KNOW about April’s ART AWARE. In which
Angelo Evangelou participated
Here is an abridged version of her illustrated talk.
“The earth and the soil attract
“This gravitational pull, this attraction, is so powerful that we spend our entire life attached to the earth
and all its products which nourish us – and when we die we enter deep within it, giving our body to the soil, to become
one with its eco system.
“Our life-long love affair with the earth culminates in a gift of our body to the earth
and in a desire for rebirth and metamorphosis. Through burial and darkness, we make ourselves into a fetus in the womb of
the earth, a pregnant seed awaiting rebirth and photosynthesis, opposing the finality of death, in an attempt to bring light
again to the surface.
“Seeds have been planted in the soil, growing as an intrinsic part of the art-work in a representation
of the cycles of life.”
Angelo is one of our best artists and dominated last autumn’s Inside The Walls Exhibition
Angelo I would have loved to have been there.
Could Nilgun Guney send the Arts Page some information on the other
speaker that evening. PLEASE.
10th European Dance Festival Limassol from tomorrow