Evgenia Vasiloudes’ visual concept is a seamless extension of her ‘textual nets’ series. Her new body of work, Embroidered Textual Scapes, will be exhibited at Gloria Gallery this December, delving into the themes of the Mediterranean Sea and the art of embroidery.
Vasiloudes’ artworks, which merge printmaking techniques with a prayer-like symbolic process, will be presented from December 5 to 22. The exhibition will be opened by the President of the House of Representatives, Annita Demetriou.
“Exploring an art form once marginalised within the hierarchical confines of patriarchal dominance in Handicrafts,” say the organisers, “Vasiloudes unveils the unspoken female discourse within. Her artistic practice crafts an experience both manual and spiritual.
“The artwork weaves tales – old and new – exploring ideas of kinship and symbiosis, not just among humans but also among non-human entities. These sacks and bundles expand the boundaries of thought, fostering environments of co-creation and inclusion, encapsulating collectiveness, memory and ecology.”
Vasiloudes is a versatile artist and engraver who has participated in eight solo exhibitions in Cyprus as well as Biennales and printmaking showcases, locally and internationally. Initially, her work delved into themes of nature, femininity, ecology and the delicacy of life, referencing mythology and the fertility goddess. Her current artistic practice centres around gender therapeutic methodologies with her most recent art set to be showcased at the renowned Nicosia Gallery.
Embroidered Textual Scapes
Solo exhibition by Evgenia Vasiloudes. December 5-22. Gloria Gallery, Nicosia. Opening night: 6.30pm. Monday: 5.30pm-8pm, Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.45pm and 5.30pm-8pm and Saturday: 10.30am-12.45pm. Tel: 22-762605. www.gloriagallery.net