Exhibition: Three Dialogues
Date: 21st April 2023
Location: The Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia
Public Opening Dates: 21/04/23 – 15/05/23
Time: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 -13:00, 16:00 – 19:00 and Saturday 10:30 – 13:00
Contact: +357 22300150
Three Dialogues is a group exhibition by the artists Margaret Paraskos, Emilio Koutsoftides and Cheryl Newman.
The work is connected by an exploration of the human condition, through thematic narratives taken from mythology, folklore and politics creating fictional scenes described as landscapes of emotions.
The scenes are assembled through a series of layers explored by each artist’s practice and chosen mediums. A discussion between the pieces explores what it means to be human, where tension and trauma are key factors of the message, inviting the audience to investigate and be provoked.
Margaret Paraskos Director of Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Paphos. An artist who uses both real and imagined gathered fragments of mythology and folklore in her work. Setting these images in a Cypriot landscape to reveal an experience or memory.This results in an image that is both ekphratic in that it relates to the Levantine storytelling tradition, both poetic and evocative in the way that the images connect ancient myth to contemporary
Exhibitions include solo shows at Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Kypriaki Gonia Gallery Larnaca, and The Cyprus College of Art Lemba. Has taken part in group shows including Portico Gallery, London, Romantic Cyprus, University of Northampton, Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Nostos exhibition at Palia Elektriki Gallery, Paphos and the European Capital of Culture Paphos 2017.
She has work in collections at the Municipality of Larnaca, Zambellas Museum in Nicosia and the Stanley & Audrey Burton Collection at the University of Leeds.
Margaret has an MA in Fine Art from the University of Northampton.
Emilio Koutsoftides is an architect, artist and educator living and working in Paphos, CY. His practice investigates the political uncertainty of communities around the world that are forced to reflect on ideologies/positions they find themselves in society. The work is a pictorial narrative, exploring fictional journeys in which a series of scenes are exhibited as storyboards composed by abstracted forms in which the human figures are expressed through restless lines that create a composition of blurred, blended, and distorted landscapes of emotions.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the 17th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Larnaca Biennale 2021, European Capital of Culture Paphos 2017 and the 6th Annual Installation 2023 E.KA.TE.
Emilio has a March in Architecture from the University for the Creative Arts and is a tutor at the American University of Cyprus and a master class tutor at the Paris School of Architecture.
Cheryl Newman is a London-based artist and curator working with photography. Her practice explores the emotional landscape of love, desire, and family history. Her work mixes archive with storytelling through intervention to describe and examine the photographic representation of memory as both object and illusion.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including, Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, Australia; On Looking, The National Museum Gdansk, Gdansk Gallery of Photography and NOSTOS: The Old Powerhouse Gallery, Paphos, Cyprus; Pingyao Photography Festival China and IAMMF, Seoul, Korea.
She is a winner of A Portrait of Britain, 2023, where her work was exhibited on screens throughout the UK with The British Journal of Photography, JCDecaux and publication with Hoxton Mini Press. Images from her series, SICK IN BED was included in The Eyes #13 / (After)care launched at LA Bal, Paris, during Paris Photo 2022.
Cheryl has an MA in Photography Arts from the University of Westminster and is an associate lecturer at UAL, and Southbank University, London.