Εnny Monaco Curates a Touch of Paradise
The Pop-Up Concept Store
Mykonos summer 2017
rom July 1st to September 1st 2017, the upscale, multi-brand store, Enny Monaco, has expanded its regular presence in Mykonos with a Pop-Up Concept Store in the Matoyiannia neighborhood's neoclassical, Venieri Mansion (the Enny Monaco store at Tria Pigadia operating regularly). This was the first time in nearly a century that the mansion opened to the public and its usually belle époque-era interiors had be transformed with enviable Deloudis furniture for the duration of the event under the creative direction of Greek interior designer Marilyn Katsaris. An event Yatzer was a part of!
American artist, Caroline Larsen, (courtesy of Dio Horia Gallery and the artist) brought colors, textures and patterns to life evoking "a celebratory tropical frenzy." Meanwhile, the tropical-imbued prints of artist, Philippos Theodorides' illustrations also evoke the same tropical thought origins. Versaweiss' innovative prints of enormous tropical birds poking out of black and white landscapes, as well as their pin-up palm tree girls (all courtesy of CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery and the artists) seem to bridge the earthly with the extraordinary. On the other hand, George Vaviloussakis' acrylic on canvas paintings did nott need it any "rose colored glasses" to idealized, and photographer Yiorgos Kordakis' seascape photo illustrated a familiar version of summertime. On the other side of the spectrum, the embroidered art collaboration of photographer Vangelis Kyris and Anatoli Georgiev celebrated the twelve inhabitants of paradise according to ancient Greek lore; the anthropomorphized beauty of the natural elements; as well as the strength and identity of indigenous peoples from around the world. Jeff Koons-inspired resin Balloon Dog sculptures (courtesy of Mamush Gallery) brought a glamorously animated flare to the idealized form of "Man's Best Friend" and seem to prove an animal lovers belief that our furry friends represent the goodness of a little bit of "heaven on earth."