The first solo art exhibition by Elessa Antypa entitled “Horizons of the Gaze” will open for the public on Tuesday, May the 18th , 18.00 – 22.00, at the Athens Art Gallery. The exhibition will present approximately 25 anthropocentric oil-on-canvas paintings.
As the curator of the exhibition, Elizabeth Plessa has noted:
“[Elessa Antypa]… is trying to capture on her canvas what she sees. At the same time, paradoxically, the dimensions of her canvas seem to be determined by her gaze. Antypa’s model can be just as much a piece of fabric, a garment that in her work acquires a parallel life with the life of the body it dresses. The flowers on a dress are repeated as a pattern in the composition, creating a decorative element which, while serving the main subject, at the same time is autonomous from the duty of description, claiming another – perhaps the most powerful – role within the theme of the painting. […] Antipa’s paintings do not include, but isolate that which stands out as essential to her gaze. Her works, either in extreme oblong or in a more conventional shape, often have an almost photographic composition, as they do not include, but exclude what goes on outside the frame.”
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated bilingual catalog (Greek-English) with texts by art historian Elisabeth Plessa and painter Alekos Kyrarinis.
Exhibition schedule: May 18 to June 19, 2021
Tue – Fri: 11:00 – 14:30 & 18:00 – 21:00
Sat: 11:00 – 14:30