Opening Reception Friday, October 28, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Exhibit will continue through December 4, 2016
Collapse: (of a structure) fall down or in; give way.
“The 2008 economic collapse shook the whole world, and even though the sky was falling—some of us avoided burial. We felt the aftershock – everything in our lives jumped suddenly into double, like a heartbeat, and then settled back to normalcy.” -Andonia Giannakouros
Gallery C is proud to announce an exhibition featuring the work of Iowa painter Andonia Giannakouros entitled “Collapse” October 28 through December 4, 2016. Andonia Giannakouros is a representational painter working in oil. Her work focuses on the human figure making use of repetition to symbolize disruption, vibration, and to mimic images from her childhood, specifically repeating posters pasted onto walls in Europe. Her work is symbolic of the flattening of time/space/memory combining local and global events with her personal narrative. “Collapse” focuses on the events following the economic collapse of 2008. “The images are frozen moments of fading summers which, having been acted upon by memory, represent a changed reality,” Giannakouros says of her work. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Giannakouros studied art at Clarke University, and spent summers in her parent’s native Greece.Gallery C is pleased to host the artist at an Opening Reception on Friday, October 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The public is invited, encouraged to attend, and to participate in the Historic Millwork District’s innovative art scene. All work is for sale. The reception is free and open to all ages featuring inspired food catered by Molly Kreiss with special musical guest Leon Campos.
Save the dates for Artist Talks during First Fridays programming on November 4 and December 2 at 6:30 p.m.