Current Exhibitions

BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE

BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE

curated by Jannis Varelas & Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
July 27 - August 22, 2017

Danai Anesiadou | Lutz Braun | Voltnoi Brege | Alex Eagleton | Vaggelis Hoursoglou | Jan Kiefer | Oliver Laric | Zachary Leener | Michi Loukas | Katrina Lodge | Carly Mark | Ben Wolf Noam |
Anastasia Pavlou | Nick Poe | Max Ruf | Charlie Roberts | Bjoern Segschneider | Atelier van Lieshout | Wendy White | Sue Williams | Chloe Wise | private collection of Stamata Pardalis

The idea for the group show Build Your Own House derives from the Athenian middle class interiors. Comprising the inner part of the apartment building that had been the regnant architectural element in the city’s urban landscape from the 50s until the late 90s, these pods follow an aberrant architecture, based on standardization. 

Build Your Own House observes the urgent and bland customization of the predefined personal and living space and tracks the singular optimization of the blank canvas that works as the background of the city. The works presented become the condensed redefinitions of the space they are in and reflect the romanticized condition of the user’s singularity. 

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David Adamo & Margarita Myrogianni

David Adamo & Margarita Myrogianni

July 27 - August 22, 2017

Two artists with entirely different styles present their work as part of Dio Horia’s residency program.

David Adamo, presents three sculptures carved out of trunks of cedar trees figuring shapes he saw, or imagined, during his stay in Mykonos. Central to Adamo’s practice is his relationship to form and function expressed slightly distorted in beautiful and yet, uncanny constructions.

Margarita Myrogianni presents a series of photographs of a sea view taken through a summer-house window on Tinos island. Using a Nivea tin cream on the glass window, she reminds the viewer of the performative acts of representation while at the same time delving into an otherworldly and mysterious mise-en-scene.

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Aurel Schmidt

Aurel Schmidt

Night Music

July 27 - August 22, 2017

7 new butterfly drawings feature clusters of black butterflies hallowed in colored light. Morphing from organic to geometric, like cells and crystal formations, their structures echo the microcosms of our world and point towards a possibility of a world beyond, that of the metaphysical or mystical.

Aurel Schmidt (b. 1982, Kamloops, BC, Canada) is an artist known both for the technically adept execution and autobiographical frankness of her drawings. Pieced together using individual parts of the physical and emotional detritus of our world,  Schmidt painstakingly constructs an intricate tableau that serves as a memento mori to our own vulnerability and mortality.

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