VOID

Zoi Gaitanidou

October 9, 2010 - November 6, 2010

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David Castillo Gallery is proud to present VOID, with works by Zoi Gaitanidou. VOID consists of tapestry-like canvases that unfold through the artist’s apocalyptic narrative. VOID depicts the history of a fictional tribe of humanoid beings that live in complete harmony with nature. Their world is significantly altered by an encounter with a seventies-styled spaceship that represents the unknown. Borrowing from the psychological effects of fear of the unknown and a primitive naïveté, Gaitanidou’s tribe embodies universal emotions.

 

Employing the techniques of drawing and sewing, Gaitanidou alters her canvases by both the additive method of sewing and the detractive method of cutting and collage. The negative spaces that dapple the surfaces of her canvases mimic seemingly endless voids.

 

Zoi Gaitanidou lives and works in Athens, Greece and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. The artists has exhibited widely throughout Europe, including the 2nd Athens Biennial, Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.