Ornament

Group Exhibition


11.12 - 14.01/2017

  • ALEXIS AKRITHAKIS 1, Fire, 1970, tempera and Indian ink on paper, 50 x 65 cm
  • CHRYSSA VOUDOUROGLOU, Untitled, 1998-2002, fabrics, 220 x 190 cm
  • KALLIOPI ASSARGIOTAKI 2, Untitled, 2006, mixed media on canvas, 76 x 85 cm
  • KONSTANTINOS PAPAMICHALOPOULOS 1, Fish in the Sea, 2006-2016, ink, egg tempera and gold leaf on wood, 45 x 81.5 cm
  • LEDA CONTOGIANNOPOULOU 1, Untitled, 2016, oil on cardboard, 25.5 x 32.5 cm
  • TASSOS MANTZAVINOS 1, The Dragon, 2016, acrylic on cardboard mounted on canvas, 80.5 x 21 cm

The group art exhibition entitled Ornament”, curated by art historian Elizabeth Plessa, will be inaugurated on Sunday 11 December 2016, at 12.00 noon. The exhibition will close on Saturday 14 January 2017.

Fourteen artists point out the role of ornament in their work, presenting a most significant aspect of art, from representational painting to abstraction. Using the motif, the graphic element and geometry, they ‘decorate’, ‘adorn’, ‘embroider’ their images. Lines, colours, papers and fabrics serve the main subject of the work, while at the same time they dominate the image becoming autonomous entities, which create visual dialogues between the content of the composition and the element of ornament. In the case of abstract art, ornament acquires a completely autonomous presence in the image: with the use of repetition it creates tension and rhythm in the composition and becomes the subject of the work. The common goal in any instance is, through the use of a seemingly non-spiritual means, as is the element of ornament, the quest for the spiritual in the work of art.

Participating artists:

Nikos Angelidis, Alexis Akrithakis, Nikos Alexiou, Kalliopi Assargiotaki, Leda Contogiannopoulou, Maria Giannakaki, George Hadoulis, Alekos Kyrarinis, Tassos Mantzavinos, Yannis Mihailidis, Elena Papadimitriou, Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos,  Dimitris Sarassitis, Cryssa Voudouroglou.