Fotini Christophillis

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“Emerge”  Art Exhibit to Open at Lambert Gray Gallery November 2!

November 02 2012

5-8 PM

Event Location

Lambert Gray Gallery

54 Broad St., 2nd Floor

Charleston, SC  29412

Event Details

"Emerge", an art exhibit of new work, will open at the Lambert Gray Gallery November 2!  Please join me for a reception November 2 from 5-8 pm.  The gallery is located at 54 Broad St., 2nd floor.  The work will be on view from November 2 - November 29.  At the opening reception, Harrison Ray, a local singer/songwriter, will perform original music.  It will be a delightful evening, and I look forward to seeing you there!  

Emerge is a collection of contemporary oil paintings created around a central theme of emergence, arrival, coming into one’s self, power and presence.  The work is primarily figurative and abstract, with references to the urban and natural landscape.  I am exploring questions of finding one’s self in the world, understanding what is within and observing the world from one’s individual point of view and unique journey.   Each image provokes and suggests an idea that is left for the viewer to discover.  I explore a range of human emotion and seek to understand through the work the complexities of what it means to be alive at this time. 

Lambert Gray Gallery and Studios is located on 54 Broad St., 2nd floor and is open to the public.  The Gallery showcases the work of award winning painters, Hilarie Lambert and Michael Gray and is also the home of their working studios.  I have recently joined forces with Hilarie and Michael, moving my studio space into the gallery after working for four years at Redux Contemporary Art Center.  

Bio:  Fotini Christophillis received her BA in Studio Art and Arts Management from the College of Charleston in 2008. In 2009, she received the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant as an individual artist to present the group exhibit Delete Apathy: Promoting Environmental Action in collaboration with the Coastal Conservation League and then again in 2011 to present the group inter-disciplinary collaborate art project, You Are Safe, as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival at Rick Rhodes Art Gallery.   Fotini paints with a bold use of color, improvisational brushwork and an assertive line.  As a former dancer, movement plays a large role in the work as the color and marks are alive with emotion.  Each image provokes and suggests an idea that is left for the viewer to discover.  She covers a range of human emotion and seeks to understand through the work the complexities of what it means to be alive at this time.  Currently she works from a studio space at Lambert Gray Gallery and Studios and teaches painting and drawing classes privately and at Redux Contemporary Art Center. 

 
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