Calliope Pavlides: Seasons of Unraveling
1206 Maple Avenue, 5th floor, #523 Los Angeles, CA 90015
May 01, 7 PM - 10 PM — ends May 08, 2021
Seasons of Unravelling features Calliope Pavlides’ latest body of work that formed during a challenging year. With her series of paintings starring embodied natural disasters, Pavlides marks time by creating a metaphor for the pandemic as a personal apocalypse. Digesting her experience through a set of dark tales on canvas enables her to dream of a sunnier reality. The title refers to “unravelling” as the motion of spiralling out of control, as well as the idealistic anticipation for a disentangled world. Using line as a form of unravelling, her brushwork spins, loops, and breathes, in a kind of reckless abandonment to motion. Despite the dark undertones of the subject matter, Pavlides’ mark-making and narrative playfulness bring a lightness to these works. At times, she takes on a child’s perspective, assigning human features to a spring breeze and repeatedly filling in the cracks with rainbows. The show includes 9 paintings on canvas and 9 works on paper.