Margaret Tsirantonakis: Anthos Paintings

Category: Art
Location: Curtis Gallery


“Anthos” means flower in Greek, and flowers in all their stages and glory are the subjects of Margaret Tsirantonakis’ upcoming exhibition of paintings at New Canaan Library. “The flower is a springboard as well as an actor in the ensemble of each of my paintings and works on paper,” states Ms. Tsirantonakis, a native of Greece who lives and works in Stamford, CT.  Anthos will be on display in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery from December 8 – January 12.
 
Anthos announces the importance of the flower in the artist’s work, often reflecting the sun-washed colors and Mediterranean mood of her native Greece. From the bougainvillea blossoms picked in Chania, Crete (the artist’s birthplace) to the vivid pink roses of her Stamford garden, from tiny sketches to large-scale paintings, flowers find their way into the works, often claiming center stage.

Margaret Tsirantonakis’s most recent solo exhibition was in March 2013 at the Prince Street Gallery, NYC where she exhibited large scale paintings of interiors with still life arrangements as well as intimate watercolors done in Crete. Tsirantonakis has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast. She has had two previous solo shows at the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery in 2002, and 2004.Her paintings have been included in the Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA, Off the Beaten Track: Contemporary Mindscapes, as well as in The Elements: Earth show at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, CT. 

 
Her paintings were recently included in Chaniart 2013- Home Sweet Home exhibition in Crete, Greece. Tsirantonakis received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, NYC. She has also participated in the New York Studio School’s Drawing Marathon, NYC. Tsirantonakis’ work is in corporate and private collections in the United States, Europe and Japan.
 
 “Anthos” is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library. The curators for this show are Diane Kerner and Ann Barua. For additional information please contact Susan LaPerla at 203.594.5007 or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.