Lost and Found Souls, from the show "Sacred Matter" at Smack Mellon Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, September 2002. Karen Dolmanisth was the second installation in the show: her installation was entitled "Theological Reversals". Each half of the show was 3500 sq. ft.

Lost and Found Souls is a group of altars, hanging "Ghosts", and freestanding sculptures that I have been working on for the past ten years. I began working on it when a friend of mine, who is an antiques dealer, offered me several boxes of religious memorabilia. I had, at the same time, commissioned an icon in honor of my father, Dionysius Gokinos, who died before my birth. The collection of religious objects began simply but grew into separate altars with separate themes that eventually took on the direction of what is now a devotional installation. It is a series of altars exploring grief, a lost life, the nature of someone never known, periods of great happiness in my life, cultural phenomena, and our society's misguided dumping of chemicals on the environment.

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20th Century Icons


Century Icons Overview


20th Century Icons 1


20th Century Icons 2


20th Century Icons, detail 1


20th Century Icons, detail 2

 

 

Lost and Found Souls / Sacred Matter


General View, Lost and Found Souls, 1


General View, Sacred Matter
Karen Dolmanisth & Deborah Masters, 1


General View, Sacred Matter
Karen Dolmanisth & Deborah Masters, 2


General View, Lost and Found Souls


General View, Lost and Found Souls


General View, Lost and Found Souls

 

Catholic Women's Altar


Catholic Women’s Altar
General View 1


Catholic Women’s Altar, detail 1


Catholic Women’s Altar, detail 2


Catholic Women’s Altar
detail 3


Catholic Women’s Altar, detail 4


Catholic Women’s Altar, detail 5


Catholic Women’s Altar
" Who Bears the Burden"

   

 

Mexican Childhood


Mexican Childhood Altar 1


Mexican Childhood Altar 2


Mexican Childhood Altar 3


Mexican Childhood Altar 4

 

Otto's Altar


Otto’s Altar 1, Otto Ghost 1


Otto’s Altar 1, Otto Ghost 1a


Otto’s Altar 2


Otto’s Altar 3


Otto’s Altar 4


Otto’s Altar 5

 

Pennsylvania Childhood


Pa. Childhood 1, General View


Pa. Childhood 2, General View


Pa. Childhood 3, General View


Pa. Childhood 4


Pa. Childhood 5


Pa. Childhood 6

 

Power Woman


Power Woman Altar


Power Woman Altar 0


Power Woman Altar 1


Power Woman Altar 2


Power Woman Altar with Snake Lady


Power Woman Altar, detail 1


Power Woman Altar, detail 2


Power Woman & Red Panel, detail 1


Power Woman & Red Panel, detail 2


Power Woman & Red Panel, detail 3


223 Water Street


Water Street and Mafia Monsters Altars


Water Street Altar 2


Water Street Altar 3


Water Street Altar 4


Water Street Altar, detail 1

 


Fathers and Marriages


Fathers and Marriages Altar (Mary)


Fathers and Marriages Altar, 1


Fathers and Marriages Altar, detail 1


Fathers and Marriages Altar, detail 2


Fathers and Marriages Altar, General View

 


Joan of Arc


Joan of Arc & Frida Ghost


Joan of Arc 1


Joan of Arc-Machismo Altar 1



Rebekkah's Altar


Rebekkah’s Altar 1


Rebekkah’s Altar 2


Rebekkah’s Altar 3


Rebekkah’s Altar, detail 1


Rebekkah’s Altar, detail 2


Rebekkah’s Altar, detail 3


Rebekkah’s Altar, detail 4
Power Woman & Red Panel, detail 3



Science and Technology


Science and Technology Altar 1


Science and Technology Altar 2


Science and Technology Altar 3


Science and Technology Altar 4



September 11th Altar

 


September 11th Altar

 


September 11th Altar, Spirits 1


September 11th Altar, Spirits 2


September 11th Altar, Spirits 3


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