Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Roula Partheniou
Toronto Canada
Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15

STATEMENT OF WORK

My practice centers on an exploration of the replica, typically turning to everyday objects so ubiquitous that we stop really “seeing” them. I tend to start with a material and manipulate it conceptually, responding to its inherent properties.  These material exercises, of isolating what's quintessential about a particular thing and either highlighting or altering it, are in an effort to understand how the mind makes sense of visual information.

A sculpture may be based on a particular found object, but the focus isn’t in replicating the object so much as to explore some aspect of perception. This may be to draw attention to the function of proximity, context, colour, scale and referents that bias our reading; or to distil objects to the most elemental qualities in order to draw attention to some metaphysical essence, which speaks louder about the object than the object itself.




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