Artist's photos reveal Athens in a different, darker light

CRITIC'S CORNER

Art column

May 10, 2006|By GLENN MCNATT | GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC

At first glance, Greek artist Dimitra Lazaridou's dazzling, large-scale color photographs, on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery, seem like contemporary evocations of the masterful views of Parisian architecture created by French photographer Eugene Atget during the first two decades of the last century.

Lazaridou's images of working-class neighborhoods in her native Athens have the same calm, even light, which seems to bathe everything in a classical stillness, the same intense preoccupation with such architectural details as doors, windows and gates, the same haunting absence of people, though the evidence of human habitation is everywhere.

If you go Dimitra Lazaridou: Without Borders runs through June 3 at C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St. Call 410-539-1080.

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