Greece in USA celebrates the legacy of Stephen Antonakos with «Form, Color, Space»
Stephen Antonakos’ exhibition «FORM COLOR SPACE» curated by Greek curator Lola Siena Koutoudi opens this Thursday, February 24, from 6-8pm at the FIAF / French Institute Alliance Française
Greece in USA’s founding director Dr. Sozita Goudouna who fostered the dialogue for the organization of this exhibition by Ms Koutoudi, moderates a discussion on the work of the notable artist with art writer and editor David Ebony and Naomi S. Antonakos, Director of Stephen Antonakos Studio LLC.
«Essentially a classicist in the Constructivist tradition, Antonakos has revealed the poetry of neon.» – Irving Sandler, Art Historian, NY, 2009
Stephen Antonakos (1926-2013) called his work «real things in real spaces in the here and now.» There are no representations, allusions, symbols. Throughout his work, the forms, colors, and compositions are clear – but their experience in time and space is open and various. The crucial placements of his incomplete geometries allow the forms to be completed in the viewer’s imagination – to be sensed kinetically as well as visually. He considered that the viewer’s experience was what completed a work of art.
GREECE IN USA is under the Auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and is dedicated to offering innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of Greek and Cypriot cultures. The New York non-profit organization seeks to shape and envision the image of contemporary Greece in the United States beyond existing stereotypes and to generate new thinking about the arts and promote cross-cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of creation, artists and curators. More at: https://greeceinusa.com