Agora: Fantasia (Part 1)

Peter D. Gerakaris,   Cova-Paul Accordion Book  - Detail, 2014. Formats: original artwork + multiples (edition of 10). Editions featured in The Schomburg Center Collection (New York, NY). 

Peter D. Gerakaris, Cova-Paul Accordion Book - Detail, 2014. Formats: original artwork + multiples (edition of 10). Editions featured in The Schomburg Center Collection (New York, NY). 

Artist: Peter D. Gerakaris
Curators: iSolAIR + Heather Zises
Location: Pop Up Gallery, Plateau, Praia, West Africa
Dates: March 31 - June 30, 2014

iSolAIR launched its inaugural Artist in Residence Program in Cape Verde, West Africa which culminated in a solo exhibition by American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris. Entitled Agora: Fantasia (Part 1), the show premiered a new series of Gerakaris’ signature origami accordion books in 2D and 3D formats, whose colors and patterns underscore the musicality of Cape Verde. Gerakaris presented a fresh series of mixed media artworks for the exhibition, which were inspired by and created during his two-month iSolAIR program in Cape Verde. Arranged and installed like a "cabinet of curiosities", Agora: Fantasia (Part 1) is comprised of lyrical, micro origami book sculptures displayed in mirrored vitrines.