opening saturday, april 20th from 2pm until 6pm 开幕时间 4月20日 / 周六 / 下午2 - 6 点
exhibition from april 20th until may 2th 展出时间 4月20日 至 5月2日
For this series, Pierre Chaumont is using to create works a traditional Japanese craft called kumi himo which consists of tying a thin silk lace for it to form an organic or geometric shape (circle, ball, leaves, etc.) in a harmonious way. Originally it was believed that in every knot God was present and even if nowadays it has lost this meaning you can still find it for important events like wedding, funeral, child's birth or starting a company. For him, it conceptually represents a way to highlight events in a community or individual's life. In a mixture of drawings, sculpture and video, he explores the possibilities of this technique to translate intangible moments.
This exhibition is possible in part with the help of The Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec.
opening saturday, May 4th from 5pm until 8pm 开幕时间 4月20日 / 周六 / 下午5 - 8 点 exhibition from May 4th until May 12th 展出时间 5月4日 至 5月12日
Bringing the contradictions of the society forward, symbolically representing beautiful rhythm and cord followed by discord, thus creating a viscous cycle overstepping all borders, where power have been used and abused... The beautiful cord of rich heritage and nature turning into discord. On the flip side the realization that contradiction is the power and beauty of universe - opposites not only exist but flow hand in hand and absolute harmony for example feelings of happiness and sadness, bravery and fear, leading to an understanding of darker forces like lust, greed, hatred as being the cause of Discord.
"Where there is discord, may we bring harmony" - Margaret Thatcher.
The medium used by Ameet to develop her artworks is wood, oil paints, wax, resin, 24 carat gold and reviving old techniques of gold leafing/ encaustic in contemporary style. Living a rich artistic and observant life has made her realise the impact of our carbon footprint. Nature has given the gift of beeswax; the perfect medium for my biodegradable mixed media work. Encaustic is an ancient art, originating form 100-300AD Egypt and Greeks. Wax can be colored with pigments, hardened with resin, poured into slabs, sculpted, painted and used to preserve. The colored melted wax flows toward each other, connecting color and shape, layering and revealing in the process.
Pantocrator Gallery through its residencies programs, seeks to strengthen intercultural relations between artists of proven track record and emerging artists from different parts of the world. During all the year, 2 selected artists residents, working in the area of the gallery, for a period of 1-2 months for each artist. Artists can work in any medium they desire, from painting, collage, video, digital art or sculpture to the transformation of their study in an installation or operation of the area. These artists will exhibit and create new work in the gallery as their studio. The gallery is open to the public to interact with artists and see work in progress. More info