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View of “Athanasios Argianas,” 2015. From left: Song Machine (A Chair for Your Memory) No. 3, 2015; (Mute) Pause Series No. 1, 2015; Song Machine (A Chair for Your Memory) No. 4, 2015.

Athanasios Argianas

On Stellar Rays

View of “Athanasios Argianas,” 2015. From left: Song Machine (A Chair for Your Memory) No. 3, 2015; (Mute) Pause Series No. 1, 2015; Song Machine (A Chair for Your Memory) No. 4, 2015.

In his sophomore exhibition at this gallery, “Swimmer’s Arms Are Oars,” the Athens-born Athanasios Argianas continued to explore “the space between the senses” in an elegant group of sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that jibe with his dual roles of visual artist and electroacoustic-pop composer. Argianas’s practice combines a fascination with the resonance of fragmented language—the shards of text that he incorporates (often almost invisibly) into his objects evoke snatches of overheard conversation—with a sensitivity to physical proportion and the interaction of built objects with the environments in which they find themselves. And while the works exude an aura of quiet reflection, references to music abound in their forms and titles.

In the center of the room were three entries from Argianas’s “Song Machine” series (all works 2015). Made from slender rods of

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