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Sawyer Yards presents Pavlina Vagioni: "Proteus Within" public reception

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Photo courtesy of Pavlina Vagioni

Sawyer Yards presents "Proteus Within," an installation by artist Pavlina Vagioni that will occupy the TANK Space at Spring Street Studios.

"Proteus Within" combines sculptural elements with kinetic light, optical illusions, and sound. Drawing from the myth of Proteus, the shape-shifting sea deity from Greek mythology, the work manifests a sense of fluidity and transformation. Through a dynamic interplay of light, darkness, sound, and three-dimensional forms, Pavlina Vagioni transforms the TANK space into an illusory sea, echoing the ever-changing forms of the mythical Proteus.

Simultaneously, the work delves into the territory of the collective unconscious, pulling references from analytical psychology and Carl Jung's theories while rendering a commentary on the "Proteus effect" in our digital age—the influence of one's virtual avatar on real-world behavior.

Rooted in Hellenic mythology, "Proteus Within" builds a cultural bridge, promoting an enriching dialogue between Houston's diverse community and Greece. Spanning the conscious and subconscious realms, it links the individual to the collective, inviting a conversation between personal narrative and global mythologies.

Vagioni is a Houston-based multimedia artist whose work explores classical myths in a contemporary context.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 25.

Sawyer Yards presents "Proteus Within," an installation by artist Pavlina Vagioni that will occupy the TANK Space at Spring Street Studios.

"Proteus Within" combines sculptural elements with kinetic light, optical illusions, and sound. Drawing from the myth of Proteus, the shape-shifting sea deity from Greek mythology, the work manifests a sense of fluidity and transformation. Through a dynamic interplay of light, darkness, sound, and three-dimensional forms, Pavlina Vagioni transforms the TANK space into an illusory sea, echoing the ever-changing forms of the mythical Proteus.

Simultaneously, the work delves into the territory of the collective unconscious, pulling references from analytical psychology and Carl Jung's theories while rendering a commentary on the "Proteus effect" in our digital age—the influence of one's virtual avatar on real-world behavior.

Rooted in Hellenic mythology, "Proteus Within" builds a cultural bridge, promoting an enriching dialogue between Houston's diverse community and Greece. Spanning the conscious and subconscious realms, it links the individual to the collective, inviting a conversation between personal narrative and global mythologies.

Vagioni is a Houston-based multimedia artist whose work explores classical myths in a contemporary context.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 25.

WHEN

WHERE

Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring St #4056, Houston, TX 77007, USA
https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/proteus-within

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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