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Carte Blanche Project

The Consulate General of Greece in New York kindly invites you to the second iteration of the Carte Blanche project featuring Alex Eagleton

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   Carte Blanche Project
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Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

New York, 69 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075, USA

About the event

Alex Eagleton was born in Athens, Greece in 1979.

He studied psychology and fine art at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Currently, lives and works in New York City.

The artist's recent solo exhibitions include Everyone is Crazy at the Journal Gallery in New York (2023), Tic Tac Toe at Europa gallery (2022), The Ocean Shrugs at Mr Fahrenheit in New York (2020), Letting A Fish Watch A Sunset at 22 Ludlow in New York (2019) and This Is Heaven at Safe Gallery in New York (2018). Eagleton’s work has been included in group shows at Club Rhubarb, New York, Pioneer Works, New York, NY; CANADA, New York, NY; Safe Gallery, New York”, NY; Flat Two, London, UK; Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece; and Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece, among other venues worldwide.

In 2015, Eagleton founded Aetopoulos, an artist-run project space in Athens, Greece.

The Alex Katz foundation recently acquired and donated Eagleton’s work to the permanent collection of the Portland Museum of Art.

“I tend to think of simple things and this can get complicated. It’ s important to let the work sit. Even when nothing is happening, the work evolves. At some point it regains focus and at this new starting point I go in and I try to finish the job.

The attempt to do something simple, can involve a lot of preparation. Much like a professional kitchen, preparation and organization are essential.

As an arguably impatient person, I have a desire to tackle ideas with abstraction. After all, abstraction can carry a mythology of immediacy. This is where disaster and dissatisfaction bubble together - much like the outside world - to force me to correct and to sit so that the work can make itself.”

Carte Blanche project is a pilot artist showcase program conceived and presented by the Consulate General of Greece in NY in collaboration with the advisory arts committee comprised of Eirini Linardaki, Natasha Katerinopoulos, Lolita Koutoudi, and Panos Tsagaris. This program is made possible with major support provided by the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce.

The project aims to showcase the work of artists from Greece who live and/or work in New York. This is the first step of a developing initiative to boost their representation and presence in NYC by having bi-monthly art exhibitions hosted at the Consulate General of Greece in NYC.

Moreover, to recognize the plethora of Greek arts professionals in NYC, the arts committee will rotate annually for the various diverse voices of the community to be demonstrated and experienced by local audiences.

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