Go on an ‘Odyssey’ at Ashawagh Hall


The work of artists Bill Kiriazis and Scott Sandell will be featured in an exhibition on October 19 and 20 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

“Odyssey,” new paintings on ground aluminum by Kiriazis, are developments of his large scale sculptural work. The atmospheric color in the paintings suggest the changes in daylight as reflected on the surfaces of Kiriazis’ outdoor work. While the tactile quality of the metal substrate documents the artist’s physically demanding process, the color is intoxicatingly ethereal, and illustrates the true subject of the work — light. Kiriazis lives in Springs, but spends time on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Both venues are drenched in radiant light and color.

Since Sandell’s last show at Ashawagh Hall, he has made what may be the world’s largest fine art print for the PPG Arena (home to the Pittsburgh Penguins) and installed 16 free hanging mobiles that run over 100 feet along the ceiling of the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Sandell received a Pollock Krasner grant for printmaking and was commissioned to create the giant colorful sculpture in the Peter and Nancy Richard Family Foundation lobby in the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. His Ashawagh Hall installation features a series of large format new works-on-paper and a large sculptural work titled “Falling Sky” that hangs from the ceiling.

The show is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.