The dispersing condition of the industrial metropolis completely transfigures the inner constitution of human existence. Psychological reactions do not arise organically, through the element of emotion, but rather technically, through intellection, whilst human relationships inevitably transform from sentimental to mechanical. However, de-spite the technological monotony of metropolitan life, fundamental human functions do not disappear, but instead, are rapidly metamorphosed, like a dream.
The monochromatic works of James C. Lane, Georgia Pilali and Marina Stavrou visually interpret the various aspects of an oneiric state within a contemporary, urban environment, while the protean dream changes continuously, at times, into an expressionistic delirium of Kafkaesque tones, where repressed urges, remorses and traumas, are roughly poured into uncanny figures, or at other times, into various secret loci of a brutalist alienation, and finally, into a mythical daydream, where unconscious traces of memory resurface through the murky tides of a divided consciousness.
Text-Curated by: Aias Christofis
Artists: James C. Lane, Georgia Pilali, Marina Stavrou
The exhibition «Oneirogony» is curated by Aias Christofis, as a part of CHEAPART 2022 | Desire for Art.
CHEAPART 2022 | Desire for Art participates in Gallery Walk / Athens Culture Net of the City of Athens and the Hellenic Art Galleries Association PSAT.
CHEAPART 2022 | Desire for Art
Curated, coordinated by: CHEAPART
Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris
Artist’s coordinator: Anna Androulaki
2 Rethymnou & Vasileos Irakleiou str., Athens 106 82
Opening: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 14:00 – 22:00
Duration: December 11 – 23, 2022, 14:00 – 21:00 daily and weekends
«Oneirogony», 1st floor