just a few drops of pink Coppertone
June July August 2019
On Friday 7 June FOUGARO ARTCENTER inaugurates the solo painting exhibition
“just a few drops of pink Coppertone” by Stella Kapezanou until 1 September 2019.
Stella Kapezanou, with origins from Nafplion, has been continuously awarded for her oeuvre in Greece and abroad. The exhibition includes works from the artist’s complete course, as well as a triptych, which was specially created for the exhibition at FOUGARO ARTCENTER.
Kapezanou presents a world full of color, motion and vividness, which is, however, confronted with critique, humor and sometimes irony. The images are structured carefully, with an almost architectural diligence. But if you break the shell of the surface, you begin to realize that what you see may look real but in most cases it is not.
As noted by the Art Director of FOUGARO ARTCENTER Antonis J. Kontroyiannis in the exhibition’ s catalogue:
‘…the works are fist composed intellectually, by a mind that thinks in images; the images may not fit in together, but they are combined with a highly interesting momentum. Memory here operates as a depository of images, symbols, habits and experiences which are retrieved to be joined together. Only thus is it possible to depict Los Angeles beaches with bathers from Arvanitia Beach, or the orange groves of Argolis with the lifestyle poses of timeless models with sensually half-closed eyes. Some tricky dipoles find a painterly cradle to incubate them. Awkward hypotheses are analyzed into form and colour; accepted wisdom and conventions explode, leaving behind as a trace …just a few drops of pink Coppertone’.
Antonis J. Kontroyiannis
opening Friday 7 June 8.30pm
from 18 June: Tuesday to Sunday 6 – 11pm
98 Asklipiou, 21100 Nafplio GR
Thursday & Friday 6 – 11 pm | Saturday & Sunday 12am – 10pm