Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April's Exhibitions II

April's Exhibitions II

Bernier/Eliades Gallery presented Ulrich Rückriem’s fourth solo exhibition. Featuring  large scale sculptures, models and color floor sculptures.


Ulrich Rückriem was born in 1938 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He is widely known for his massive abstract stone sculptures in pure forms, design and material.


Rückriem believes that a sculpture should be simple, and that a piece of stone should not mimic any other material. The process of creating a work is more important than the result. His work is engraved in stone. "I grew up with stone, he says, and I love it more and more. The stone is enough for me. "


Θόδωρος Παπαγιάννης. Τα φαντάσματά μου - Theodoros Papayiannis. My ghosts

Exhibition of a particular sculptural environment with works by Theodoros Papagiannis, sculptor and Professor Emeritus at the Athens School of Fine Arts.


The artist uses thirty oversized human figures in My Ghosts to stage a contemporary tragic dance. The works, sculpted out of the burnt debris recovered from the fire at the National Technical University of Athens (November 1993) and other recyclable materials, bring together a symbolic dance of the tragedy of Modern Greece. At the centre of the dance is a baking tray with bread, a timeless symbol of mankind’s survival and a fallen figure, which complete the composition.

Lynda Benglis
part one: new works on paper


Lynda Benglis was born in Louisiana (U.S.A.) in 1941 by an American mother and a Greek father, originally from Kastelorizo. She first appeared in New York art scene, in the late ’60s, when she became famous for her radical creative work as well as for the intensity of her critical humour. Benglis has collaborated with several avant-guard artists of her time, and her early work is clearly influenced by the American Abstract Expressionism movement. Her opposition and her ironic position towards the male idols/prototypes/archetypes/models contain her main artistic research. She was celebrated very early among the artists of her generation by being considered as one of the most important “process” artists.

April's Exhibitions II is the second part of April's Exhibitions

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