ITHACA REGAINED

GREEK ARTISTS IN NEW YORK

Curated by Dr. Irving Sandler

 

Kouros Gallery is pleased to present Ithaca Regained - Greek Artists in New York, an exhibition highlighting the contribution of living artists of Hellenic descent to the cultural life of New York City. Under the auspices of The Consulate General of Greece, the exhibition is in collaboration with the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University. An opening reception will take place on April 14th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Kouros Gallery, and Dr. Sandler will deliver a lecture on the role of Hellenic culture in American modern art on April 18th at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia University. For one day on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the Consul General of Greece in New York will exhibit works by the participating artists.

Featured artists in Ithaca Regained are: Steven Antonakos, Alexandra Athanassiades, Lynda Benglis, Thomas Chimes, Chryssa, Nassos Daphnis, Cris Gianakos, Steve Gianakos, Morfy Gikas, Mark Hadjipateras, George Negroponte, Lucas Samaras, Athena Tacha, Philip Tsiaras, Sophia Vari and Nicolas Vlavianos. All 16 artists are Greek-Americans and/or Hellens who have lived in New York for significant periods of time and have assimilated America’s modernist artistic tendencies. Ithaca Regained calls attention to the Hellenic cultural consciousness of the participants and how their work reveals its interplay between their Greek heritage and American experience.

As unique individuals with different psychological makeups, personal experiences, and above all, individual artistic visions, each artist has contributed greatly to the art world while continuing to broaden their contemporary artistic vocabularies.

A fully-illustrated catalogue is available with an essay by Dr. Sandler.

 

STEPHEN ANTONAKOS

ALEXANDRA ATHANASSIADES

LYNDA BENGLIS

THOMAS CHIMES

CHRYSSA

NASSOS DAPHNIS

CRIS GIANAKOS
STEVE GIANAKOS

MORFY GIKAS

MARK HADJIPATERAS

GEORGE NEGROPONTE
LUCAS SAMARAS
ATHENA TACHA
PHILIP TSIARAS
SOPHIA VARI
NICOLAS VLAVIANOS