Sculpture: Hope in Plaster

Hope in Plaster

"We have a patient. We have placed him in a plaster cast. We keep him there until the wound heals," said Premier George Papadopoulos, the colonel who is strongman of the current Greek military regime. He was only trying to explain why civil and political liberties in Greece remain suspended under martial law. But it was the sort of metaphor that appealed quite naturally to Assemblagist Vlassis Canairis, 40, who studied medicine at Athens University before turning to the practice of painting and sculpture in 1950. The exhibition that he has mounted in Athens' small "New Gallery"...

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