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Playing with pencils to create a surreal world

Artist Susan Vargas will present a number of her drawings in ink and mixed media on Friday at Gloria Gallery in Nicosia.

Vargas’ showing of her new series of work, under the name Exodus, will be opened by Emeritus Professor of Art History of Athens School of Fine Arts, Niki Loizidi, at 7.30pm.

As well as giving everyone the chance to admire and take-in her new collection, Vargas will also present an installation, entitled Offering to the Unknown God. This installation has previously been exhibited during the exhibition Trauma and Therapy at the Paphos Archaeological Museum.

Over the years Vargas has worked on a variety of themes and deals with subjects related to contemporary issues, by using allegorical connotations to mythology and biblical stories. She often touches on these themes with a sense of humour or sarcasm.

Groups of people walking, holding houses, fish, bulls, strange animals, boats and flying priests are all images that come from her imagination. Put down on canvas, they make-up a surreal world that also reflects on the power of nature, the destructibility of humankind and the vulnerability of the condition they find themselves in.

The exhibition will run until June 10.

Exodus
Solo exhibition by Susan Vargas Stefani. Opens May 20 at 7.30pm until June 10. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street, Nicosia. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm-12.45pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm-12.45pm. Tel: 22-762605


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