Newsprint artist Nick Georgiou had an opening reception on October 28 of his new one-artist show “Paper Elegies” at the Temple of Music & Art, showing through November 22. Here’s the gallery description of Nick & his art:
As the debate over the death of the printed word continues, mixed-media artist Nick Georgiou moves the discussion in a new direction by transforming discarded books and newspapers found on the street into sculpture, reclaiming and revisiting how we absorb language and information today.
Using old books, newsprint and a variety of colored papers, Georgiou selects, cuts, arranges, folds, and stacks the printed remains, creating mesmerizing 3-dimensional wall pieces, that speak both to the mounds of discarded print all around us and the constant barrage of information we have available at our fingertips today. In the rapidly exploding world of digital images and words, pulp star Georgiou is a storyteller harvesting the past and examining the future at the same time. Is there an app for that?
Transplanted New Yorker Georgiou received his BFA in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and worked in film prior to pursuing a full-time career as a sculptor. The recipient of commissions from Oxford University Press and the Washington Post Corporation, Georgiou’s work has been exhibited at Black Rat Press and Andipa Modern galleries in London, and in several shows in the New York area.
Last December I visited Nick’s studio here in Tucson and wrote about his unique art (click here). His present show has lots of unusual portraits, whimsical flowers,
a large saguaro cactus, a female nude, all of which he meticulously created.
Temple of Music & Art, www.ethertongallery.com
330 S. Scott Avenue, north of Cushing St.
M to F, 10 to 5 p.m., and prior to Az Theatre Company productions
Nick Georgiou’s website: www.myhumancomputer.com.