Dispossessed, an exhibition by Elena V. Smyrniotis

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For hundreds of thousands of years, ice has remained a permanent feature of our planet, until now. Irresistible and pristine bodies of ice are disappearing around the world due to rising temperatures.

The Dispossessed represents a surreal seascape of icebergs floating in the middle of a dark ocean. The icebergs are formed from layers, embodying sheets of compressed snow that fell thousands of years ago. Each layer holds the mystery that vanishes along with melting ice. The Dispossessed creates an atmosphere of nostalgia, longing, and melancholia for the disappearance of this primeval ice. The installation achieves this experience by merging myriad fields of practice; it unifies sculpture, architecture, light, and sound.


Elena V. Smyrniotis is a printmaker and installation artist with a background in architecture. She is the current Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking at the University of Iowa. Her work explores utopian landscapes and their place in the collective imagination, with a particular focus on architecture, topography, and cartography. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame, her MA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Saint Francis, and her MA in Architecture and Engineering from the State Petroleum University (Ufa, Russia).

Her exhibition record includes shows at PINEA-LINEA DE COSTA (Rota, Spain), International Art and Design Exhibition in Selçuk University (Konya, Turkey), solo shows at Artlink Gallery (Fort Wayne, IN), and at the Snite Museum of Art (South Bend, IN), where she was awarded the Walter Beardsley Award in 2017.

Smyrniotis’s extensive international experiences include a Fellowship at the Rome Global Gateway (Rome, Italy); research with the Rome Capitoline Museum and the Hertziana Library and Geographical Society of Italy; teaching printmaking workshops at the Gems Metropolitan School (Dubai, OAE); and participation in workshops at the Painting School of Montmiral (France).

She taught printmaking and drawing at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Saint Francis. In 2019 ,she was a Visiting Artist at the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. She was the founder and director of the Art and Architecture School for Children  (Ufa, Russia) and worked as an architect in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Saturday, July 24, 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, June 3, 12:00pm to Sunday, August 29, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, June 4, 12:00pm to Monday, August 30, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, June 5, 12:00pm to Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, June 6, 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, June 10, 12:00pm to Sunday, September 5, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, June 11, 12:00pm to Monday, September 6, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, June 12, 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, June 13, 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, June 17, 12:00pm to Sunday, September 12, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, June 18, 12:00pm to Monday, September 13, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, June 19, 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, June 20, 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, June 24, 12:00pm to Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, June 25, 12:00pm to Monday, September 20, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, June 26, 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, June 27, 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, July 1, 12:00pm to Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, July 2, 12:00pm to Monday, September 27, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, July 3, 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, July 4, 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, July 8, 12:00pm to Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, July 9, 12:00pm to Monday, October 4, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, July 10, 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, July 11, 12:00pm to Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, July 15, 12:00pm to Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, July 16, 12:00pm to Monday, October 11, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, July 17, 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, July 18, 12:00pm to Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, July 22, 12:00pm to Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, July 23, 12:00pm to Monday, October 18, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, July 25, 12:00pm to Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, July 29, 12:00pm to Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, July 30, 12:00pm to Monday, October 25, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, July 31, 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, August 1, 12:00pm to Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, August 5, 12:00pm to Sunday, October 31, 2021 6:00pm
Friday, August 6, 12:00pm to Monday, November 1, 2021 6:00pm
Saturday, August 7, 12:00pm to Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:00pm
Sunday, August 8, 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:00pm
Thursday, August 12, 12:00pm to Sunday, November 7, 2021 5:00pm
Friday, August 13, 12:00pm to Monday, November 8, 2021 5:00pm
Saturday, August 14, 12:00pm to Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:00pm
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Thursday, August 19, 12:00pm to Sunday, November 14, 2021 5:00pm
Friday, August 20, 12:00pm to Monday, November 15, 2021 5:00pm
Saturday, August 21, 12:00pm to Tuesday, November 16, 2021 5:00pm
Sunday, August 22, 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:00pm
Thursday, August 26, 12:00pm to Sunday, November 21, 2021 5:00pm
Friday, August 27, 12:00pm to Monday, November 22, 2021 5:00pm
Saturday, August 28, 12:00pm to Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:00pm
Sunday, August 29, 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:00pm
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