Theodoros Stamatogiannis
November 28 - March 25, 2016

Theodoros Stamatogiannis, Greece / London UK

In Residence: November 28, 2015 - February, 8 2016
On View: January 29 - March, 25 2016
Public Presentation: January, 31 2016

Theodoros' work explores the intersection of sculpture and architecture by introducing physical, social or psychological interventions. Using architectural components such as floors, doors, windows or other architectural objects, he perturbs the way that we use or perceive these elements. His installations raise questions about how space is defined by architecture in private and public contexts. For his project at SPACES, Theodoros will delve deeper into this intersection of sculpture and architecture by focusing on the role that storefronts play in the definition of private and public spaces. His practice will expand to the post-industrial landscape of Cleveland, where the architecture of commerce is affected by population loss and high unemployment rates.

Theodoros is particularly interested in examining how storefronts, as an architectural element, act as vertical borders between private and public spaces, and influence one's experience of an urban environment. Using Cleveland as his model, which includes both vibrant and vacant business districts, Theodoros will investigate the properties of storefronts - design, construction materials, state of repair/disrepair, etc. - to explore our perception of storefronts as an architectural boundary.

Like a lexigram that reveals something about the original word, "I AM GOAT STAINS ON THE DOORS" is derived from the letters in THEODOROS STAMATOGIANNIS. The title of the project reflects Theodoros' process of deconstructing a familiar form to create something new from the components that allows a different perspective to emerge.


National Endowment for the Arts Ohio Arts Council Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts John P. Murphy Foundation Harbor Companies

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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