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Pennswood Art Gallery Hosts Opening for Demetra Tassiou

Posted on May 18, 2018 in Archived News

“Escape” by Demetra Tassiou. Mixed media on wood panel, 48” x 48.”

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, an exhibit  of art work by  Demetra Tassiou will open at the Pennswood  Art Gallery, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road., Newtown, PA with a wine and cheese reception from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.,  preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2:00 to  3:00 in Penn Hall.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Tassiou’s work is elemental and abstracted, using shapes that have an organic quality. She says her pieces “can be viewed as exploding or imploding, erupting or collapsing, regenerating or decaying.” With a process of tearing apart and repositioning elements of previous work, she constantly re-invents and allows for the evolution of  her oeuvre, thereby always maintaining a connection between previous subjects and new ideas.

In “Diversity,” Tassiou uses conventional printing techniques to create complex multi-level pieces which introduce a subject in multiple ways. Titling of her work is always minimal – encouraging viewers to find their own connections and interpretations.

Tassiou studied painting, art education and ceramics at the University of Athens in Greece, her native country, to earn a Bachelor in Fine Arts.  After coming to the United States she earned  an MFA in printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for 34 years including such famous names as Harry Leith Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Jon Redmond, Earl B. Lewis, Tremain Smith, William B. Hogan and Peter B. Treiber is a non-profit, contemporary fine art gallery located in Pennswood Village on Route 413 south of the Newtown by-pass, adjacent to George School. For information about the exhibit and pre-opening artist’s presentation call 215-968-9110.

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Pennswood Village is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 65 and over. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, PA, Pennswood is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at pennswood.org.

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