IDEAS UNLIMITED – exhibition at Sabbionara Gallery, Chania from July 15 to 23.
Hercules Papadakis is a man for all seasons. While prejudice and petty restrictions proliferate, he responds with openness and warmth to nature, the plight of people under stress, the talent of others and to potential awaiting expression.
Artist, photographer, playwright and poet, his feelings flow with unpretentious relevance through his works in the exhibition IDEAS UNLIMITED at the Sabbionara Gallery, Hania from July 15 to 23. He fearlessly defies limitation. He sees society shrinking – free thought, action and idea prone to wither in the wake of increasing constriction. But he is creatively positive. “I hope the exhibition shows how ideas can be unlimited and expressed in many ways and mediums. Ideas have no borders,” he says.
Also showing in this exhibition, with equally positive interpretations, are Maria Malaxianaki (Ma.Ma) with works inspired by dance, and Linda Talbot, whose series “Succubus” is based on the mythical demon-woman who seduced and demolished men.
There will be special evening events at the exhibition and other artists will contribute works. Medicine will be collected for Doctors of the World and food for Hania’s Social Kitchen. Proceeds from prints and cards will go to a fund to help refugees and others in need, including The Ark of the World, a shelter for mothers and children in Athens.
And there will be a photographic competition – visitors are invited to photograph the event or art work they feel best expresses “Ideas Unlimited”. Prizes include a dinner for two at the Colombo restaurant and treatment at Al Hammam, Hania. The photographs will be shown in a future exhibition.
The opening party for “Ideas Unlimited” is on Friday July 15.