International artist Joni Zavitsanos’ art will be shown at mid-town Houston’s MATCH Gallery from January 23 through February 5. Her art will hang side by side with the art of the man who inspired her creativity – her father.
The exhibit is titled “My Father’s Daughter – Byzantine Art in the Modern World.” Ms. Zavitsanos’ work is inspired by her late father the artist and iconographer Diamantis John Cassis. Many of the pieces that will be shown are fresh off an exhibit at Fordham University in New York.
The opening reception is Thursday, January 23 at 6pm. The exhibit has been cited at Glasstire here and at 365 Things To Do In Houston here.
The MATCH Gallery is at 3400 Main Street. Parking information for the gallery can be found here. MATCH is a performance venue for the Houston region’s small and mid-sized arts organizations that showcases an art in many forms. The exhibition is supported by the Consulate of Greece in Houston.
Ms. Zavitsanos’ work is influenced by both Byzantine Iconography, the earliest form of Christian art, and her father, a renown Byzantine iconographer. Her goal is to present a sense of the ancient past made present in today’s world. “On a personal level, the work allows me a connection with my father and my Faith, bridging my life on earth with what mysteriously lies on the other side,” she said.