Sophia Petrides
Poetics of Intimacy
May 04 - June 03, 2006

Larissa Goldston Gallery is pleased to present Poetics of Intimacy, an exhibition of new color photographs by Sophia Petrides. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, June 3, with a reception for the artist on May 4 from 6-8pm. This will be Petrides’ first solo exhibition in New York.

Petrides’ large, technically sophisticated, layered photographs are at once spare and intense, abstract and representational, real and surreal. They portray architectural elements from the artist’s house and studio and explore the relationship between the physical and emotional spaces she inhabits.

“My space, imaginary or real, is my body and soul… everything is familiar until I focus on the details, the fragments of its architecture – then the familiarity collapses.”

Capturing everyday objects such as doors, ventilation units, cables, lights and a bed, Petrides investigates how the architectural forms of her surroundings can reveal or disguise her inner feelings. Simultaneously, recognizable and familiar physical elements dissolve and become abstract when viewed over and over again. The pictures can thus be read as an exposition on the architecture of human emotion, of the spaces in which our emotional lives are played out.

Sophia Petrides was born in Greece in 1962 and received a Bachelor of Political Science from Pantio University in Athens and a Bachelor of Fine of Arts from Parsons School of Design. She currently lives and works in New York City and Berlin. Her work has been exhibited internationally in England, Germany, Greece, Japan, Switzerland, Korea and Brazil.

The gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street on the third floor. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at 212-206-7887, email at, or visit
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