Eleni Koroneou Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by the Greek American artist Gerasimos Floratos, titled “1977”, bringing together large scale paintings and works on paper.
Gerasimos Floratos is a first generation Greek American and New York native. His family immigrated to the United States in the early 70s, where his father opened a local convenience shop in 1977 in Times Square. Since his teenage years, Floratos worked behind the counter of the family business up until he began showing work to the public some years ago. The experiences and memories from that time are a continued source of inspiration for him and his practice throughout the past years. On the occasion of his first show in Greece, Floratos wanted to make this connection with his family’s history, and the experiences he received working at the store during his youth.