Deanna Maganias was born in Washington D.C. U.S.A and studied Fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and at the Cooper Union, New York.
She has had solo shows in Rome, New York and group shows at the National Theatre of Greece (Athens), the Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens), the Prague Biennial, the Museum MACRO (Rome), and 'Outlook' during the Olympic games in Athens among others.
Her works are part of museum collections: EMST (Athens), MACRO (Rome), and Marta Herford in Herford, Germany, and two private collections Dakis Joannou (DESTE) and Dimitris Daskalopoulos (NEON).
In 2010 she was commissioned to build a national memorial in Athens dedicated to the Greek-Jewish victims of the holocaust.
Since 2010 DeAnna lives and works between Cortona in Italy and Athens Greece.
Verse I - Η άνοιξη του Ζήνωνα / Spring paradox, 2020
Rebecca Camhi gallery is happy to present a solo show in two parts by DeAnna Maganias entitled ‘’Verse I, Spring paradox, 2020’’.
The installation comprises 94 drawings, 65x50 cm; graphite on paper made between March 20th, 2020, the day of the spring equinox, and June 21st, the first day of summer.
The first drawing describes a square, the last a circle. Each sketch gives a shape to every day in between, as one shift almost imperceptibly into the next. The transformation of form can only be understood through the accumulation of drawings that represent moments in the passing of time.
Marking every day with an ordered geometric form serves as a strategy of defense and refuge against the chaos of the outside world. This process of accumulation evokes thoughts about infinity in the context of ordinary days on a human scale.
The title 'Spring Paradox, 2020' is a reference to Zeno, a Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who created arguments that seem logical but whose conclusion is deliberately absurd or contradictory.
The 'Dichotomy Paradox' puts forth that, given that any length of distance may be infinitely divided, one can never arrive from point A to point B.
The second part will be exhibited in June of 2021.
For additional information please contact the gallery at [email protected] and +30 210 5233049.