Craft and Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis
January 15 to April 12, 2015
Craft And Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis will present a new large sculpture by New York-based artist Aristides Logothetis created in 2014 that deals with issues related to the many ways visual signs are coded through culture, and then used as support of systems, constructs, and power hierarchies. Emigrating from Greece as a child, Logothetis has had to navigate between joy and anxiety as clashes of culture highlighted the arbitrariness of much of our ordered perception. Since the 1990’s Logothetis has produced a diverse body of work incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, collage, and installation that explore visual perception and its relationship to a reordered, very personal combination of formalism, narrative, process, and metaphor.
From the artist: “These abstracted spiders explore the creature of nature but also the recurring subject in culture: visual, literary, folk, and mythology. While the spider often inspires phobic and even threatening reactions, it nonetheless serves as a frequent symbol and embodiment of the protector and the creator of networks. An interesting variance of symbolism and relationships to the spider exists through different periods and ethnicities: The spider weaves symbolic webs across culture.”
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York