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seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
dimensions variable
2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, drawings
December 2016
Meltemia and other stories
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, drawings, embroidered sea grass on cotton
2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings and soft mesh
14"x11"x5"
December 2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seaweed, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
dimensions variable
2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
detail
2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
dimensions variable
2016
seaweed, seagrass, tar, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
seaweed, tar, pen on japanese paper
7 1/4" x 5 1/4" framed
December 2016
Oceans and Seas II (b)
crocheted seaweed, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
dimensions variable
2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
detail
2016
seaweed, embroidered seagrass, fabric, tradition, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
embroidered sea grass on fabric
33" x 33" framed
2016
Meltemia and other stories
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, drawings, embroidered sea grass on cotton
2016
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, fishing nets, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
dimensions variable
2016
Oceans and Seas II (a)
crocheted seagrass, found strings, found & given fishing nets, wood
dimensions variable
2016
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, Alyki
ink on seaweed
2016
drawing, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greece, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco
pen and sea water on paper
10"x10" framed
October 2016
drawing, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greece, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco
pen on paper
10"x10" framed
2009

My first solo show with Don Soker Contemporary Art, in San Francisco, CA.

Meltemia and other stories is an attempt to share feelings of comfort and adventure, of migration and returns to small coves to rest and feel protected. "Meltemia” refers to north periodical winds of the Aegean Sea in Greece. They appear every year and they can be very strong during the day but often die down at night. Although they are ideal winds for sailing if they are smooth, they can be very dangerous when they are strong with lots of trash washed out at the seashores.

Don Soker Contemporary Art is transformed into a homey haven, welcoming me back from my trip to Paros, my home island. My aim here is to share the above feelings as reminders of our passerby nature and of the certainty that everything, hard times and good times, moves into circles. Most importantly a reminder that what always saves us is to stick to one another and to what we love, no matter the odds.

Please, see photos of the opening at the following link, thanks to Artbusiness.com: http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/120316.html

For any inquires, please contact Don Soker: donsoker@yahoo.com
2180 BRYANT STREET STE.205, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94110 | 415.291.0966

Gallery website: donsokergallery.com

December 3, 2016 - January 7, 2017