South likes: Rallou Panagiotou at Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens

Rallou Panagiotou, Goth Gossip, 2013, black marble, inkjet print on leatherette, wood, plastic spheres

South likes: Rallou Panagiotou at Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens
Second Plateau
Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens, Greece
27 November, 2013 – 18 January, 2014

“This show actually cheered me up” a visitor said at the opening of Second Plateau, Rallou Panagiotou’s solo show at Melas Papadopoulos Gallery. Panagiotou’s installations uniquely perform some personal, yet impermanent, themes through an unconventional treatment of materials. At times, pop-style wears a dress made of fragments from a mundane scenario. Like in The Proper Way to Eat a Fig, where two gold-painted open figs lay on the ground next to an unexpectedly pop, ruined, grey wire fence. In others cases, like her marble drinking straws, pop imagery emerges from conceptually loaded materials. In Goth Gossip, possibly one of the most ambitious installations of the show, black marble volumes stand on printed leatherette. Even though Panagiotou’s works appear to be punchlines, they remain more experiments than statements, constantly participating in the creation of cultural value. It doesn’t take much to say that Second Plateau fully justifies the buzz around it.

Angeliki Roussou


Rallou Panagiotou, Second Plateau, 2013 Melas Papadopoulos, Athens installation view

Rallou Panagiotou, The Proper Way to Eat A Fig, 2013, bronze casts, inkjet print on leatherette, iron, wood, spray paint

Rallou Panagiotou, Everything Twice, 2013, archival pigment print

Rallou Panagiotou, Solid base and Sand, 2013, archival pigment print

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