Matthew Palladino

Dio Horia was pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in the gallery by American artist Matthew Palladino from July 6th to August 1st.

The exhibition was called Gigantomachy and features 4 new watercolor paintings on paper all made in Mykonos during Palladino’s participation at Dio Horia’s residency program. Gigantomachy is the most important divine struggle in Greek mythology, the battle fought between the Giants and the Olympian gods for supremacy of the cosmos. It is primarily for this battle that the Giants are known, and its importance to Greek culture is attested by the frequent depiction of the Gigantomachy in Greek art. For the exhibition Gigantomachy, Palladino drew on the Greek myth of Gigantomachy by sampling figures and monsters from the remains of the Pergamon Altar which depicts the myth in high relief. (The Pergamon Altar is a monumental construction built during the reign of king Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC on the terreaces of the acropolis of the ancient city of Pergamon in Asia Minor).

Solo Show:           Gigantomachy 2018

Group Shows:      Greek Gotham 2016