Maria Pierides and Stella Pierides present 'Ekphrasis'

'Ekphrasis: Between Image and Word'

The gallery is thrilled to host this exciting show of new paintings by Maria Pierides – and a response to each of those paintings by Stella Pierides with haiku, the shortest of poetic forms.

 

Maria Pierides’ work is inspired by her surrounding landscape, cultural identity, history, myth, time – and poetry. Maria’s visual abstractions are the outcome of conversations with the artist’s being in a particular place at a given time, shortcuts of her lived experience in colour, in texture, in paint.

 

The collaboration with Stella Pierides, who responds to the paintings with haiku, adds layers of meaning that expand in ever widening circles and offer new and unexpected inroads to the paintings. Between image and word; between substance, imagination, and reflection; and between the past and the present, a world resonates, inviting us to engage with the whole of our being.

To coincide with her solo show at King Street Gallery, Maria is launching a book featuring a selection of paintings with the haikus written in response to them.

There is a private view in the Chate Room on Friday 27th October, 5.30pm-7.30pm. All are welcome to come.

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Debbie Dunbar specialises in oil paintings of landscape, animals, still life and portraits.

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