A selection of works by celebrated twentieth-century Cypriot artist Andy Adamos is on display through 31 October. Showcasing sculptures in wood and metal, the exhibit also features wooden panels, which the artist assembled, carved, and painted to create vibrant pictures. Born in Cyprus, Adamos spent most of the 1960s and 1970s in South Africa, where he was influenced by modernist sculptors and African wood carvers. In 1972, Adamos founded a school of sculpture in Famagusta, but he and his family were forced to flee during the Turkish invasion of 1974, leaving many of his works behind. Due to the efforts of Turkish-Cypriot sculptor Baki Bogac, these works were preserved and returned to the family in 1993.
Sergis Hadjiadamos, curator and son of the artist, will present several gallery talks. Giclée prints of the wooden panels are on display in Armonia Bar and are available for purchase, as is a book covering the artist’s life and work.