Eleni Koroneou

Lila Polenaki

02 Dec 2006 - 09 Jan 2007

Lila Polenaki

2 December - 9 January 2007
Private view: Saturday 2 December 2006

Gallery Hours: 11am to 3pm - 5-8pm Tuesday-Friday, 12 - 4pm Saturday

Eleni Koroneou Gallery is pleased to present the paintings of Greek Artist Lila Polenaki in her 6th solo exhibition. The artist shows a selection of paintings from the last five years.

Using acrylic, textile, paper and the technique of collage from materials and pictures, the artist composes intensely vivid pictures. Colorful textiles, reminiscent of a domestic space and female clothing, pieces of paper, notices and drawings, cut off from their main use and elaborated are incorporated on the painted surface.

With virtuosity on the use of collage from different materials and a special, personal gesture, the artist composes the painted environment, which indwells gleams of female bodies; advertisement poses being deconstructed. The painted surfaces direct in various versions roles and positions of a female hypostasis in relationship to her history and the world.

Lila Polenaki has participated in numerous group exhibitions, having exhibited at Kutscherhaus (Berlin 1994), at the Center of Contemporary Art Crac Alsace (Strasbourg 1997), in ‘’Any place Any’’ at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki 2005), in ‘’Flowers in Contemporary Art’’ at the Benaki Museum (Athens 2006) and at Winters Gallery (Wiesbaden 2006). In June 2006 she participated in the residence program at Majorca, organized by the Danish Gallery Asbaek.


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