Press Release

Cristin Tierney is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Yorgo Alexopoulos entitled Transmigrations. This is Alexopoulos’ first show with the Gallery. 

For this exhibition Alexopoulos will present an ambitious video installation comprised of twenty-four flat screen monitors combined, synchronized, and installed on three of the gallery walls. A digitally animated metanarrative will unfold across the array of video screens augmented by sound effects and an original score. This immersive environment will take the viewer on a journey through a series of distinct visual chapters that explore our collective connection to nature, myth, magic, and things larger than the self. Alexopoulos produced and juxtaposed his own original artworks, including photographs, paintings, and live action video with adapted images that are rooted in symbolism to create this unique art experience.

Using the classic modernist grid as a compositional grounding, Transmigrations is a time-based digital tapestry of abstract and representational images. There is no algorithm or automated component that drives the technology behind the work. Rather, Alexopoulos creates his animations in real time making finalized decisions, using techniques and strategy he developed early in his career as a painter and visual effects artist. His work is stylistically and intrinsically inspired by Jennifer Bartlett’s Rhapsody, a 987- enamel plate installation from 1976. Alexopoulos’ hypnotic work is also informed by the tradition of early landscape painting and a sense of the sublime.  Moreover, a part of the artist’s inspiration for this work stems from his belief that there is a innate benefit derived in the contemplation and reverence of nature and all aspects of our universe that are beyond our understanding.

Yorgo Alexopoulos lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the USA.  Most recently his multi-channel digital animation, No Feeling Is Final, was on exhibit at the Torrance Art Museum, in California, and a unique architecturally site-specific version was commissioned by the Art Production Fund for the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. 

- Cristin Teirney Gallery, New York City ( On view February - March, 2012 )