Chrysanne Stathacos current exhibition is featured on ArtInfo.
Cooper Cole is presenting Chrysanne Stathacos’ “Gold Rush” through February 2, 2019.
The exhibition includes important historical printed paintings of ivy and marijuana leaves made in the 1990s, along with recent paintings, and assemblages. The viewers can explore a new site-specific installation from “The Rose Mirror Mandala” series, entitled “Alchemical Golden Rose Mandala” that occupies the floor of the gallery where Stathacos has been conducting performative activities during the course of the exhibition.
“Since the 1980’s, Stathacos has created works that conjure a shamanistic and eco-holistic reading. She investigates the spiritual properties inherent in visionary and healing plants, in conjunction with meditation activities. The AIDS crisis had a profound effect on her work, resulting in the use of direct impressions through a range of printmaking techniques using etching presses and silk screens. The impressions from nature were influenced by the works of Yves Klein, Anna Atkins, and The Shroud of Turin,” states the gallery.
Chrysanne Stathacos is a multidisciplinary artist of Greek, American, and Canadian origin. Her work has encompassed print, textile, performance, and conceptual art. Stathacos is heavily involved with and influenced by feminism, Greek Mythology, environment, eastern spirituality, and Tibetan Buddhism, all of which inform her current artistic practice. Chrysanne studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA (1969-1970); at York University, Toronto, Canada (1970-1973). Stathacos has exhibited for over 40 years in museums, galleries and public spaces internationally. Most recently, she created a series of works from her “Rose Mirror Mandala” Series for exhibitions curated by AA Bronson at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2013); Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2015); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2015); and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018). Her works are included in public and private collections including the Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Art Bank, Ottawa; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Stathacos currently lives and works between Athens, Greece, and Toronto, Canada.
Since its conception Cooper Cole has always had a focus on existing as part of the global art dialogue. The gallery not only focuses on inviting international artists to exhibit in Toronto but also aims at promoting Canadian artists abroad through art fairs and partnerships with other galleries across the globe.
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