chronicles of dreams forgotten

Exhibition Dates: Feb 10 – 25, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday February 10, 5-8 pm
Viewing Hours: Friday – Sun, 1- 6 pm and by appointment

Participating Artists  

Julien Gardair – Alexandros Georgiou – Eirini Linardaki – Vincent Parisot – Panos Tsagaris

With a collaborative digital composition in progress by Eirini Linardaki
and composer Adam Maor

Chronicles of dreams forgotten

Artists see with their feelings and with their dreams, which shape their visions in return. An infinite loop of interpretation and reshaping dives into layers of the soul, conscious and unconscious knowledge of the world, mixed as a new forming reality. This is why artists love their dreams and tell stories about their reminiscences of them. This is why lived and unlived stories are the essence of every shape and layered history they interpret and present.

I met a collector of dreams once who was depositing artists’ dream stories into the archives of a public library. I imagine this as a crazy adventure, dreaming that is, everywhere and for everyone, yet artists choose to take their dreams for a stroll, to give them sometimes the weight of fiction, of a story to contemplate.


In this group exhibition, we gathered works of artists who took reality to a new magical realm. The matter they used was operated on to remove reality, and sometimes give it a new interpretation as a form of storytelling. By removing part of the subject, by layering matter on it, by hiding what is in front of our eyes, the artists connect with the viewers through their fictions, inviting new interpretations. Some of the works are new and experimental,  presented here for the first time, and as the story goes, they form artistic visions and offer a dialogue between altered realities.

Eirini Linardaki, New York, February 2024

Julien Gardair (b. 1976, Versailles, France) is a French, Brooklyn-based artist. He earned an MFA (1999) and BFA (1997) from the Ecole Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Cergy, France.

Gardair develops sustainable systems, often using a blade to reveal relationships that exist within one another. They generate a variety of practices, from intimate works on paper, monumental site-specific installations, sculptures, and videos to paintings and more. His work has been exhibited at Garvey|Simon Gallery, NY (2023), Villa Albertine, NY (2022), Jax01, Riyadh (2022), Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2022), Heaven Gallery, Chicago (2022), BRIC, Brooklyn (2020), 1969 Gallery, NY (2018), NeueHouse, NY (2018), Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami (2016), La Chapelle Art Center, Fr (2016), South Oregon University Gallery (2016), Muzeul Banatului, Timisoara (2016), ADAH, Abu Dhabi (2014), Casa Maauad, Mexico (2014), Spring/Break Art Show, NY (2014), Martos Gallery, NY (2009), Musee Fabre, Montpellier (2007), and Galerie Jean Fournier (2002 to 2006) among others.

Gardair also enjoys collaborations and commissions with architect Jun Aizaki, theater director Luke Leonard, or designers Jerome Dreyfuss, Paola Fernandez, or Alessandra Branca. He recently finished an ensemble of works for Gotham Point in LIC, curated by Standard Arts. He was commissioned a Savonnerie carpet by the Mobilier National of France, which is on display at the Elysee Palace in Paris and a permanent public art installation part of New York City MTA’s Arts for Transit at the 18th Avenue and Kings Highway F train stations commissioned by MTA Arts & Design.

Alexandros Georgiou (b. 1972, Athens, Greece) holds a BA in painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts (1996) and an MFA in painting and photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York (1998). He works mainly with photography, text and painting.


He first showed his work in 1996 at the exhibition Spring Collection ’96, organized by DESTE Foundation at the House of Cyprus parallel to the show Everything that’s interesting is New. Since then he has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad including: 2023 Poetics, Materialities, Performances: Greek Photographic Books, MoMUS, Thessaloniki/ 2023 Stigma, Dromokaiteion mental hospital, Athens/ 2022 Collective Brain, The opening Gallery, NY/ 2021 The right to silence, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, CUNY, New York/ 2020 Theorimata II, On History, EMST/ 2014 Fremd bin ich eingezogen…, Kunstverein Heidelber / 2014 No Country for Young Men, BOZAR, Brussels/ 2013 Liquid Assets, Steirischer Herbst festival, Graz/ 2011 The eye is a lonely hunter: images of humankind, 4. Foto-festival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg/ 2008 Transexperiences Greece 2008 EΜΣΤ, 798 Space, Beijing/ 2007 Turbulence, 3rd Auckland triennial, Auckland, New Zealand/ 2006 give(a)way EV+A Biennale, Limerick, Ireland/ 1999 METRO, 1st DESTE Prize, DESTE foundation, Athens/ 1999 In my room, White Columns, New York 

His solo shows include: 2023 Three Continents, three friends. Drawings 1993-2023. City of Athens Art Gallery/ 2023 From the point of view of Yes, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens/ 2023 Empress and Spirits, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki/ 2021 Prince in blue crown meets the family in his body, at Rebecca Camhi Gallery/ 2017 postGods at Benaki Museum of Islamic Art / 2012 Without my own vehicle I-V/ 2010 One year in Varanasi, Eleni Koroneou gallery.

Eirini Linardaki (b.1976, Athens, Greece) is a Greek-French visual artist and public art developer based in New York and the island of Crete. She received her fine arts education at L.I.T. Limerick, Ireland, the Universität Der Kunst of  Berlin, and Marseille, France.  

She draws inspiration from her diverse educational background across Europe and her projects in Liberia with Handi cap International. Her work, rooted in community engagement, emphasizes accessibility and multiculturalism. Since  2014, Linardaki has collaborated with the city of New York (the Department of Transportation, the Mayor’s Office for Climate Policy, and the Parks Department) on various public art endeavors. Since 2022, she has collaborated with  Baltimore City Schools to bring public art to high schools.  

Linardaki works often in Newark, NJ, where she is part of a public artists community. She partnered with Audible Inc. in the Newark Artist Collaboration, resulting in four public art commissions by her. In 2024, she created a large-scale digital installation for Grand Central Station commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design.

Her «Occupy Art Project» launched in 2019 with the French Institute and Albertine, NY, fostering collaboration among artists and curators from the US, France, and Greece. The initiative unites artistic communities across borders.  

Linardaki was a guest artist lecturer at Sheffield University and the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2022, she received Sing For Hope’s Artivist Award for her impactful public art and community involvement, followed by the  Newark Artist Accelerator Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. Linardaki is also a proud mother of two.

Vincent Parisot (b. 1975, Clamart, France), from a very early age, created paintings in the Parisian suburbs. He studied at the Fine Art School of Quimper, France, and LIT, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland. After his studies, he moved to the south of France to work in public programs with schools for the Gottfried Honneger Foundation and the Espace de l’Art Concret, an experience that enriched his knowledge of Modern and Concrete Art. He moved to Marseille in 2000 and traveled extensively through Europe until 2009, when he established his studio on the island of  Crete in Greece. Since then, he creates urban painting interventions in the city of Heraklion, Paris, and New York. 

(1995-1998): Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Quimper, DNAP avec mention. (1998): Limerick Institut of Technology and Fine  Arts College. Ireland. (2000) – Young European artists’ biennale, City of Lyon, 1st prize laureate. (2003) – 11th biennale of young artists of Europe and the Mediterranean, Athens, Greece. In Between, Fri-Art Fribourg Kunsthalle, Switzerland.  (2006) – Der Jungbrunnen, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany. – Curious Little Sister Wants More,  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (2010) – In the backyard of kings, action field Kodra 10,  Thessaloniki, Greece. (2012) – The sleeping project, a series of interventions in the public space, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.  (2015) – 60eme Salon de Montrouge, a selection from the contemporary art scene, Montrouge, France. (2016) – IICD center / French institute, Abuja, Nigeria. (2017) – Art contemporain et logement social, Mairie de Paris 11eme / Elogie Siemp, 125-127 boulevard de Charonne, Paris, France. (2018) – Paper moon, CCA Museum of contemporary art of Crete,  Rethymnon, Crete, Greece. – Apocalypse Then and Now, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York.  (2020) – Public commission in Agios Nikolaos, Crete / in project the Spirit of the Staircase. – Occupy project #1, Greek  Consulate, and Cultural Services French Embassy in the US, New York. (2021) – The Colossus, Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklio, Greece. (2022) Occupy project #3, Greek Consulate, and French Consulate, NYC.- Raised Through,  Eirini Linardaki and Vincent Parisot, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, UK – Nuit Blanche Heraklion, Natural History  Museum of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. – The Flag Project (2022), in partnership with the Climate Museum and United  Nations, Rockefeller Center, NYC. (2023) – Pedagogies of the common/s, EIGHT / OXTΩ, critical institute for arts and politics, Athens, Greece.- Artful Partners, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York.

Panos Tsagaris (b.1979, Athens, Greece) is a visual artist living and working in New York and in Athens. He earned a BFA in 2004 from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada.

Tsagaris’ practice has always been informed by his interest in the spiritual and the mystical. With key philosophical first edition texts as his guideline, he explores through his work spiritual notions of transformation as those appear in different esoteric traditions and mythologies. Central in his practice is the self-transformative process and how it materializes in contemporary life, and in today’s global socio-political matrix, on an individual as well as on a collective level. Through his work Tsagaris aspires to capture the fragile connection between the seen and the unseen, the conscious and the unconscious and the material with the immaterial, to offer visual insights in the value and ever- lasting presence of change and impermanence.

His work has been exhibited at the Jule Collins Smith Museum (2023); Eleusis2023-Cultural Capital of Europe (2023); the Baker Museum (2022); Momus Museum (2022); PERA Museum (2022); the Benaki Museum (2021); the Decordova Museum (2019); the McEvoy Founda- tion of the Arts (2019); Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (2018); the Flag Art Foundation (2017); Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2017); Casino-Luxem- bourg (2017); Torrance Art Museum (2017); Manege State Museum (2016); MUSA Museum (2016); MASI Museum (2016); BOZAR (2014); Belvedere Museum (2014); Palais de Tokyo (2012); among others.

He has participated in the 1st Yerevan Biennial (2020), in the 4th Canakkale Biennial (2014), as well as in the 2nd and 4th Thessaloniki Biennials of Contemporary Art (2009, 2013).