Event InformationOPENING RECEPTION: October 17, 2018 | 6PM - 8PM
WHERE: 570 LEXINGTON AVE, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10022
This Fall, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York MA in Contemporary Art curatorial course will be mounting a series of exhibitions at our campus in midtown Manhattan. You’re invited to the opening receptions for our student-curated exhibitions. Learn more about the exhibition series.
Limitless Discoveries — On view October 17-22, 2018
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is pleased to present Limitless Discoveries, a solo exhibition of Sotirios Gardiakos, otherwise known as Garsot, curated by Stavroula Coulianidis a candidate in the MA Art Business program.
Spanning over a 70-year career, Garsot captures social, environmental and historical issues through a mythological and scientific lens. His paintings depict surrealist landscapes as well as figurative imagery, as seen typically in Greek artistic practice during the 20th century. Closely examining second millennium BC Grecian events, Garsot emphasizes how the past is a marker for the evolution of today’s ever- changing society. Recognized for his vibrant and lyrical works, Garsot represents his cultural roots by blurring the lines between the real world and the imaginary.
Garsot believes the significance of scientific findings by Greek academics’ centuries ago have a direct correlation with current revolutionary inventions. By acknowledging the historic achievements of his ancestors, Garsot conveys the importance of discovery and how it has become the basis for modern scientific views. The exhibition invites the viewer to look beyond the present time while thoughtfully acknowledging the impact that the past has on humanity today.
In Limitless Discoveries, Garsot examines how Greece’s historical achievements have impacted as well as surpassed current technological advancements. The intertwining of both the past and present is prevalent throughout the chronological organized exhibition. A selection of paintings range from works created in 2008 to 2016, showcasing the evolution of time and Garsot’s artistic progression, as well as how new scientific discoveries continue to surface such as the Antikythera Mechanism.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public upon preliminary registration from 10 AM to 5 PM. RSVP to exhibitionRSVP@sia.edu.