CULTURE

Up-and-coming foreign artists show in Athens

On the corner of Epikourou and Korinis streets in downtown Athens, the AMP Gallery building also houses a new art space promoting the work of young, foreign artists, namely the Helen Papadopoulos Gallery.

A few days ago, the AMP and the Helen Papadopoulos galleries inaugurated their new shows in tandem, giving visitors a chance to get a double taste of some serious contempary art from abroad.

The AMP Gallery is currently presenting the first solo show by Aaron King, an artist whom The Huffington Post named as one of the current year?s most promising. Besides featuring a sense of humor, King?s sculptures also take a singular approach to texture.

Featuring works by Erica Baum, Annette Kelm and Josephine Pryde, ?Pictures Extra and Other? runs at the Helena Papadopoulos Gallery until April 16. The group show draws comparisons to the dispersed methods of documentary, fashion and advertising and the messages they convey.

Fabrics play the lead role in Pryde?s works, as they narrate the story of the women they adorn. Baum presents works stemming from her special love for words: a collection of photographs taken in New York City libraries, where emphasis is put on the traces left by users on library catalogue cards and book indexes. Kelm?s still-lifes invariably include traces of the artist herself, usually in the form of recurrent decorative motifs.

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