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painting of a unicorn by Ariana Papademetropoulos

Ariana Papademetropoulos
Self Portrait 1996, 2022
Oil on canvas
41 3/8 x 27 3/8 inches (105 x 70 cm)
© Ariana Papademetropoulos; Photo by Argenis Apolinario; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Opening this week at Vito Schnabel Gallery in New York, Papademetropoulos’s latest solo exhibition presents a storybook suite of new large-format paintings that feature a coy, translucent unicorn as her personal stand-in and chronicle her adventures through a radiant, surrealist wonderland—a mirror of her native Los Angeles. "Baby Alone in Babylone" deepens Papademetropoulos’s exploration of the liminal shadow-place between dreams and waking.

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