Cyprus : Brunch

Studio Apothiki has the pleasure to invite you to Brunch, an exhibition of 3 painters, Fiona Stanbury, Bridget Fahy and Valerie Brennan. Our connection as artists began and flourished through social media. We share an enduring relationship with Cyprus and a similar approach to our work and we are excited to take that dynamic from the virtual to the actual so please join us Sunday Jan 25th at 11am for Bloody Mary's and abstract painting. All the artists will be present at Brunch.
Exhibition continues until Friday Jan 30th. Open daily from 10:30 to 12:30.

Fiona Stanbury currently lives and works in Kent, UK, but her approach to painting and colour was profoundly influenced by living in Cyprus for 14 years, and by memories of her travels. She studied painting at Canterbury College of Art, where one of her tutors was Stass Paraskos. Fiona feels that places emit a shadowy essence, and uses colour to explore and recreate these inner images or ‘inscapes.’ She enjoys the immediacy and expressiveness of brushstrokes and how they can suggest forms, places and space. In particular, she believes that brushstrokes leave traces of thoughts, and become ‘layers of thoughts.’ She has exhibited in Cyprus, Greece, Latvia, and Belarus. She has also exhibited across the UK, and regularly exhibits in London. She has work in the Nicosia Town Hall, in the collection of Tim Scott (sculptor and art critic), and in the permanent collection at the Mark Rothko Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia. She has also written articles for the Cyprus Weekly, The Jackdaw (UK art magazine), and recently for Neoteric art (online art magazine).

Bridget Fahy is an Irish artist living in Pafos, Cyprus. Her work is in both private and public collections all over the world. She has exhibited internationally and most recently her work has being included in exhibitions in Ireland, Holland, New York and Cyprus. She was awarded an artist residency in 2014 at Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Ireland. Bridget Fahy's abstract seascapes are not easily ignored, they are influenced by her surroundings, the constant changing weather patterns and vivid colours of the Mediterranean sea. Writer Lane Ashfeldt describes her work as' full of restrained energy'. In her paintings Fahy uses combinations of surface marks and creates new textures. The continuous play between elements of colour , line and shape have become distinctive characteristics of her work, marks are buried and rediscovered always allowing the traces of the paintings construction to be revealed.

Valerie Brennan is from Limerick City, Ireland and is currently living in Cyprus. She has exhibited widely internationally including solo exhibitions in Mexico City, with The Giampietro Gallery in Connecticut and with the Apocalypse Gallery in Nicosia. Her work has been show in Amsterdam, London, New York, Florence and most recently her work has been exhibited at The Lowe Mill Art Center, Alabama and at the University of Illinois, Springfield and will be included in States of Being a group exhibition in the Torrance Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California. Drawing from a deeply personal vernacular and embracing a process that values joy and unpredictability, her paintings are lush, subjective, evocative and adventurous. Brennan’s work is a potent mix of raw energy and pure emotion but most of all it is filled with the possibilities of play. She is also the author of Studio Critical a blog that explores contemporary painting practices.

STUDIO apothiki is a working studio and occasional gallery that hosts periodical curated events. Founded in 2014 by Valerie Brennan and Bridget Fahy


From: Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Until: Friday, January 30th, 2015
Time: See Description


Corner of Marias Syglitikis & Athinas Street
Paphos, Paphos Cyprus




Valerie Brennan
Phone: 99655112

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