Greek Landscape: Paintings by Barry Feldman
Greek Landscape: Paintings by Barry Feldman opens at Bissell Library on the ACT campus of Anatolia College on 25 May, and is scheduled to run through 7 September. The exhibition represents thirty years of the artist’s devotion to the landscape of his adopted country, from Crete in the south to Nevrokopi, Drama, in the north. A main focus is the mountain of Penteskoufi at Ancient Corinth in the Peloponnese. Another concentration is on Thessaloniki and the surrounding area, including Dasos Kouri, and on Halkidiki. Also exhibited are paintings of Naoussa, Pieria, Epirus, Florina, Drama, Santorini and Lemnos. All of the thirty-four paintings are oil on canvas and range in size from 60 x 75 cm to 125 x 175 cm.
Barry Feldman, a native of New York City, studied art history at Swarthmore College. He settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where he received a Canada Council Arts Award for his landscape paintings. His work has also been shown in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and North Carolina. In 1989 he moved to Thessaloniki, and was one of the founders of the Artists Initiative Amalgama.
His paintings – landscape, still life and self-portraits – as well as his “boxes” and sculptures, and his photographs, have been presented in one-man shows at the Mikri Pinakothiki Diagonios, the Dimitria Festival, the American Cultural Center of the U.S. Consulate General of Thessaloniki, the Ionian Center in Athens, the Sani Festival, the French Institute of Thessaloniki, the Vafopoulio Cultural Center; Gallery CEDEFOP, Stereosis Gallery, Art Forum, and Eirmos Gallery. Most recently, his Poussin: Restructured paintings were shown at the Teloglion Foundation of Arts, AUTH.