To the Sea, to the Sea
FORGET the pool and consider those who love the sea.
Katie Sabry and James Gibbs have paintings of the sea at Aspelia Gallery, Larnaca as well as exhibiting for Open Studios.
Peter Millett, the British High Commissioner, will open their joint show at Larnaca.
Katie captures the colour and shapes of the sea at different times of the year and her work has recently become more expressionistic.
She has been painting for 20 years and considers the sea as a healer and actually has her own canoe which she uses a lot.
The artist has always had connections to nature and the energy of the sea, land and plants.
James Gibbs is a painter of fish and landscapes, who paints the natural environment specialising in marine life and coral
scenes to capture on canvas precious biodiversity.
The British High Commissioner, Peter Millett, opens their joint exhibition at Aspelia, Larnaca, on Wednesday, September
26, at 8pm, and it will continue until October 4.
Under the influence
A VERY strong exhibition by Stephos Metaxas was opened by Loukis Papaphilippou earlier in the week at Apocalypse.
These are high-standard paintings with superb and complex use of colour.
And surely, Metaxas, whose exhibition is on until September 29, is influenced by the great Russian artist Vassily Kandinsky,
a pioneer in the development of a new visual language.
"In 1896 Kandinsky left Russia for Munich, where he studied art and began to pursue his new career.
“By 1908, he was in his early forties and had been painting representational images for over a decade.
“From this point onwards he gradually began stripping away recognisable imagery from his work, using areas of vibrant
colour instead to simulate emotion in the viewer, characterised by a powerful sense of movement, created by contrasting light
and dark areas of colour, linked by strong diagonals."
Some to remember
Nature mort until the 28th of the month at Hellenic Bank Head Office.
88 artists show their latest work in Paphos and Limassol. Collect your fully informed catalogue at your nearest kiosk Or,
The Last Riot
This remarkable exhibition is at Pharos Centre of Contemporary Art .
More next week.
Cyprus College of Art, Lemba
AN Open Studio at Lemba College of Art, Paphos, phone 26270557.
Lemba is between Chlorakas and Kissonerga, on the coast road to Coral Bay, follow the sign at the Helios Bay Hotel.
The Lemba exhibition is a group exhibition of work by Cypriot, British, Irish, North American and other students and tutors
from the Cyprus College of Art and the College sculpture garden. Lemba will still be at Lemba.