Exhibition: January 7, 2022 through March 6 • Quiet Gallery
Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia, 706-613-3650
Please visit the library for an exhibition of Athens artist Elinor Saragoussi during January and February in the upstairs Quiet Gallery.
Ms Saragoussi uses a variety of media including illustration, soft sculpture, and large-scale installation to build a fantastical personal world in which she strives to inhabit and hopes to give others the opportunity to escape their reality for a moment or two. Her work uses playful, bright, and accessible imagery / mediums to investigate the complex and often melancholic thoughts and emotions that often float through the mind. This juxtaposition of the playful and dark translated through detailed craft creates something that feels special and is best experienced in person, something that cannot be replicated in a virtual environment.
Saragoussi is an artist and musician from Denver, Colorado, and is now based in Athens, Georgia. She graduated with a BS in biology from the University of Colorado in 2014. Over the past four years, she has shown work in and around Georgia at art spaces including the Albany Museum of Art, Bascom Center for Visual arts, Lyndon House Arts Center, and Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Her 2020 installation “Escape Plan” was acquired by the Albany Museum of Art in 2021 and she has received honors such as the Shelter Projects Grant from the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts and a grant from the Judith Alexander Foundation.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Masks are required in the library. For further information, visit www.athenslibrary.org/rslathens, or call 706 613 3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.