Haris Epaminond’s Vol. XXII challenges classic Western logic, proffering a recontextualized, non-linear perspective towards overlapping histories of civilizations. Spanning centuries, the minimal elements become artifacts inextricably essential to a larger, contemporary ethos based in art and architecture. The physical objects manifest memories from expanses of various Mediterranean and Asian identities, simplified to dominant typologies like encyclopedic chapters. Truncated columns, fractured marble, frescoed walls, vases, and symbolism allude to specific cultures while remaining tacitly universal and innately human. These parallel spaces are strung together, reflecting onto each other by mirrors throughout the gallery in the construction of this newly discovered place.
~ Jake Weigel
Photos: courtesy of Aspen Art Museum, 2017. Photo Credit: Tony Prikryl