Be Nice: An Exhibition by Agni Zotis
301 Project is presenting Be Nice, a solo exhibition by Agni Zotis, from March 26 to April 25th in New York. Be Nice relates the current state of the world to the Allegory of the Cave in Plato’s Republic: the play of light and shadow creates illusions in the mind. Be Nice emerges from the cave into the light, allowing for truth. The work mimics the journey of existence embedded in primordial essence. Union brings life; love, which is the defining force; and the inevitability of death. Creation and destruction are a continuum.
According to Ms. Zotis, there are similar patterns that occur in molecular structure, in nature and in outer space, reflecting the relationship of the microcosm to the macrocosm, order in chaos, and individuality within universal consciousness.
She directs raw energy to capture movement in time and space. She equates light with knowledge, as it has the power to alter perception, and her work transforms according to the light to which it is exposed. The artist applies boldly colored pigments, metals, semi-precious stones, and phosphorescence for their aesthetic and energetic qualities as well as their ability to shift, absorb, reflect, and refract light.
Agni Zotis is a multimedia artist exploring the human condition. She works predominately in series of painting and includes performance, video art, and installation as part of her narrative. She studied studio art at Hunter College and anatomy at the Art Students League and learned Byzantine iconography as an apprentice to a monk in Astoria, Queens. She has been the director of various artist spaces in New York City, including AGNI Gallery 2004– 2009 in the East Village, hosting the avant-garde. Interested in empowering youth through mindfulness and arts, she created MAY Kids Transform in 2013. She is a New Yorker of Greek heritage. 301 Project is a series of artistic collaborations to create new ideas.
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