Vardea (Mavromichali) Chryssa
(1933 - 2013)
Vardea (Mavromichali) Chryssa was active/lived in New York / Greece, France. Vardea Chryssa is known for neon luminous pop image sculpture, assemblage.
Biography Vardea (Mavromichali) Chryssa
Born and educated in Athens, Greece, Vardea Chryssa, known
professionally as Chryssa, became a U.S. citizen and earned a
reputation for her sculptured assemblages utilizing light from neon,
and plexiglas combined with mixed media pieces. One of her pieces, Untitled Light Sculpture (1980) is 22 feet long and is installed in
the atrium of a building at 33 Monroe Street in Chicago. It was
programmed electronically to create changing patterns of reflected
light through 900 feet of neon tubing.
Chryssa's sculptures with
precision and definite form were a reaction against the prevalent
Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s with its emphasis purely upon the
artist's intent. In her work, the focus is on material
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