CORE is delighted to be associated with Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s exhibition running from 14 January to 11 February 2017.
For her first solo exhibition at the gallery, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva combines new works and recent pieces from the series Making Beauty shown at the University of Nottingham, Djanogly Gallery, in 2016.
Through her practice Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva brings the inside of living bodies under the viewer’s gaze, thus diverting our attention and questioning the hierarchy of appearances and beauty. Making use of animal material, the work reflects on death and aestheticization of life suggesting a transformation of the living towards landscape.
From abstract patterns inherently present within nature and the organic realm, light filters and draws upon matter and space. Here, the sculptural gesture brings fragility and permanence together towards a certain unity of the physical body, the spiritual inhabitant and its environment. The installation re-connects beings and matter through a reflection on power and balancing forces, pushing us to experience the work beyond its physical properties and boundaries, to look courageously at our essential weakness and ephemerality.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is a site-specific installation artist working across the varied media of sculpture, installation, video and sound, photography and architectural interventions. Her materials range from the unusual to the ordinary and the ephemeral to the precious; they include organic materials, foodstuffs and precious metals. Central to her practice is a response to the particularities of place; its history, locale, environment and communities.
Beauty Exposed III
Photo: Nick Dunmur
Beauty Exposed II
Photo: Nick Dunmur
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