Artist Efrossini Chaniotis unveils her new exhibition The painted sculpture at the Ladder Art Space in Kew from June 15 to July 2.
Drawing on the ancient Greek tradition and her personal artistic growth, Ms. Chaniotis has created sculptures that she has painted – she studied sculpture in Australia and painting in Greece.
She said the exhibit’s painted, 3D figurative works “represent the meeting of Hellenism and Australia. They are characteristic of my journey through a landscape of migration, intercultural education and artistic identity.
“In Australia I learned to think laterally, develop concepts for my art and experiment; to be free from the authority that tradition brings. In Greece I learned to embrace discipline and art history and to seek beauty, which inspired me to believe in the power of art.”
The exhibition, which will open on June 16, revolves around three themes in the artist’s work: The Wishing Tree† The story of the fisherman and the mermaid and Cycladic art inspired by her The Little Mykonos Projectall of which merge the color and composition of the painting medium with the figurative, sculptural form.
What: The painted sculpture exhibition of works by Efrossini Chaniotis
Where: Ladder Art Space, 81 Denmark Street, Kew, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 15 June to Saturday 2 July with opening party on Thursday 16 June at 6.30 pm.
Information: Contact gallery director Maryam Safinia (03) 9852 8772 or visit the artist’s website: www.efrossiniart.com