WindyCity Greek‘s Sports & Media Correspondent Terry Poulos is also an artist! His sculptures inspired by the world’s oldest computer are on display in Chicago.
On January 27 at 6:00 pm, attend a reception featuring our own Terry Poulos and his sculptures inspired by the Antikythera Mechanism, at Hilton|Asmus Contemporary in Chicago. These sculptures are part of the exhibition, “Inspired by Antiquity,” currently running at the famed River North art gallery.
A natural storyteller, native Chicagoan Terry Poulos, whose work is in the permanent collection of the British Museum, will recount the history of his inspiration and discuss the process of creating the ART-ikythera Mechanism and his other sculpted works Archimedes Vortex and Atlantean Continuum, at the reception on January 27.
Having closely followed science, math, philosophy, nature, and archaeology for 20 years, and having read myriad books and periodicals and combined with interviews and research/writing for feature articles on various scientists, Terry has acquired a profound appreciation for and insight into the sciences and humanities. He is a member of the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, co-founder of Chicago’s Greek Media Club, and a Charter Member of the National Hellenic Museum.
About the Anikythera Mechanism
Inspired by Antiquity
From the masters of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo and Botticelli to the Romantic painters of the 19th century, the art of ancient Greece and Rome has inspired artists for over 2,500 years. As Picasso painted the Minotaur repeatedly and modern artist Cy Twombly inserted ancient Greek words into his paintings, antiquity continues to act as a key impetus for contemporary artists.
“Inspired by Antiquity”, featuring a series of exhibitions, will parallel the Field Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great”. While “The Greeks” sheds light on the fascinating history of ancient Greece and Rome, “Inspired by Antiquity” illustrates the unbroken line of inspiration in art from ancient times to the present.
Hilton |Asmus Contemporary is located at 716 N. Wells, Chicago. “Inspired by Antiquity” runs through April 29, 2016. 312.852.8200