Joni Zavitsanos presents "My Father’s Daughter: Byzantine Art in the Modern World" opening reception
"My Father’s Daughter: Byzantine Art in the Modern World" is a special exhibition for local artist Joni Zavitsanos, as it chronicles the work of her late father, renowned Byzantine iconographer Diamantis Cassis, side by side with her own. Her father was on a quest to create meaningful, edifying art. Using the principles of Byzantine iconography, a structured art form used to depict biblical themes in Orthodox churches, he created both ancient and modern imagery that is heralded for speaking to audiences in a unique way. Zavitsanos has followed in her father's footsteps, recreating the ancient imagery of the Byzantine era into a modern statement for today’s society. As a contemporary artist, she aims to depart from the constraints of iconography to create works that are more relevant to the present era, while remaining spiritually meaningful.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until February 6.