"In Connection"/ Group Exhibition curated by Mary Stefanou at Domatio
Duration : 11th September - 20th September 2020
Domatio art space invites you to its Group Exhibition " In Connection" curated and conceptualised by one of its artist members, Mary Stefanou.
Artists were invited, through an International Open Call, to get inspired by her theme :
" In Connection "
'Connection' : Which other word more fully captures the function of art in terms of the vital contact between artist and viewer? What does an artist seek through the descent into his inner universe other than connection? What does the viewer seek other than the affinity of the beholding of his world with that of the artist?
Both of them made from the same cosmic material , just as all humans, they vibrate to the same oscillations that move everything else in our known and unknown universe, exactly as revealed to us by science and evoked by the poets’ imagination! Every element of the world, every creation, every creature of the microcosm and the megacosm of our infinite universe, floats in an orbit of connection with the other, until the moment of their complete convergence.
And so the artist and the viewer, themselves suspended in the realm of the cosmic whole that surrounds them, explore the essence of their existence, simultaneously asking questions and receiving answers from each other.
The redemptive quality of art, emerges through the process of our self-exploration, functioning as a vital means of connection with the past, the present, the future, and as a wandering through a ceaselessly changing journey of life. The lambencies and the explosions of the soul, the nuanced array of our emotional palette, the labyrinthian mosaic of our existence, our inner-most truth, find a ‘voice’ through the raw material by means of which we choose to express ourselves. It is a descent that beckons us to let go, to accept, το set ourselves free: a descent that strips one of the cloaks and facades that conceal our essence from ourselves and others. The cathartic sensation of this denuding opens the way to us forming a deeply meaningful connection with our self and our fellow human beings.
The creator, stands before the blank ‘canvas’, guided by the deep source of his being and, gradually, the borders between the conscious and the unconscious world are blurred. In a place where ones hand balances between rational and irrational forces, between the beats of the heart and the neural glimmerings of the mind, between the inner….darkness and light, between the masquerade and the denuding, between the burning and salvation, in a perpetual creative flow!
Art Historian Ifigenia Stefanou
Guest : Fenia Zia age 9.
11th September - 20th September
Opening Friday 11th September 17:00-22:00
Mon-Sat : 18:00-22:00
Sunday : 12:00-17:00
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* Special thanks to Graphic Designer : George Kastanakis Art Historian : Ifigenia Stefanou
* In Connection open call was widely embraced by artists abroad. So Domatio aims to keep Mary Stefanou's theme of "In Connection" for future exhibitions. Connecting us with artists from abroad who wish to showcase their art in Greece.