There are certain experiences that come but once in a lifetime, and one that’s topping my list at the moment is visiting an art gallery in Mykonos after midnight. There was something almost ethereal about seeing art in the wee hours of that Grecian morning — perhaps it was the rosé I’d had at dinner, or getting blissfully lost in Mykonos town on my way to the show, the friends I was with, the intimate size of the gallery — the list goes on. But the fact remains that despite dreamy hours on the beach and refreshing swims through crystal waters, endless amounts of tzatziki and seafood ad infinitum, my almost-1AM trip to Minima Gallery, was without a doubt a major high point of my summer holiday, and one I will never forget.
The most memorable part of the exhibition itself, which will be on view until 30th September, is a collection of paintings by American artist, Jeffrey Kroll. The abstract works are a feast for the eyes, with their bold use of colour and Jeffrey’s exquisite ability to portray light. It really feels as if sun rays are bouncing right off the canvas.
There is also a sculpture by Jeffrey on show. It depicts the writhing body of a woman who’s torso extends and melds into the upper body of a man hovering hauntingly above her. The work is reminiscent of a mermaid with a violent undertone all too familiar in Greek mythology, making it the perfect piece to close out my Mykonian art night out.
For those traveling to the island of windmills and fun this summer, do something a little different, and head to Minima Gallery for a late night glass of icy white and a magical evening of art.
– India Irving
Jeffrey Kroll is on view at Minima Gallery until 30th September, 2015; Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Greece; Open Daily 11AM – 1AM; Admission: FREE