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Infinite Complexity Thy Name is Woman

 by Elli Chrysidou

September 27th - October 14th, 2016

Opening Reception on Thursday, September 29th, from 6 to 8pm


Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York City proudly presents Elli Chrysidou: Infinite Complexity Thy Name is Woman an exhibition comprised of an installation series of double portraits. The show, co-curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos and Suechung Koh, will run from September 27th through October 14th, 2016 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, September 29th from 6-8PM.

Chrysidou is a conceptual artist who works in multiple media to produce installations that accord with the gallery space. In her series Complexity, she refers to multiple dualisms, or to the complexity of female, thus, she has painted the subject of caprice and multi-dimensionality in pairs of drawings that must be viewed together. So that, Complexity #58 of a woman with a globe and a fire breathing dragon above her head is paired with Complexity #33, of the same female with an antlered deer as attribute. Chrysidou was formally educated at the University of Fine Arts, Nancy after which she taught art at the University of St. Etienne, from 1990-2007. Consequently, her work is informed by the arts of this European region but also by the German Renaissance. Because of her admiration for Durer, Chrysidou’s often horned and spiny creatures as seen in the dragon motif, can be seen as having been informed by the contents of Durer’s cabinet of curiosities and his interest in Lusterweibchen a type of horned antler chandelier sculpture that he produced with the dragon motif.

Chrysidou is painting about woman’s changeability or flexibility, so that if we were to read the qualities attributed to the type of animal that accompanies each of her works, we could perhaps have more insight into the personalities, albeit stereotypical. She means for this aspect to be viewed more as a psychological complexity inherent in both genders but seen in the female of this series.


For More Information:

Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York, NY 10001, or call 201.724.7077

Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 12-6pm, Sat: 12-3pm, Sun & Mon: Closed


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