Magda Parasidis: Ghosts in Sunlight

Posted Nov 01, 2020

August 24 – December 4, 2020
Reception: Friday, September 4, 2020; 5 – 8p
Miller Gallery
Updates and reception sign-up: here or contact 614.823.1792

In the conceptual project Ghosts in Sunlight, Magda Parasidis reimagines the urban ghetto she has known as home as a space of poetic revelation. She transforms the housing projects from structures of oppression into the sites of ecstatic nighttime reveries of memory and resistance. Her work considers the connections between the personal, the political and the aesthetic, while subverting the systems of power that make some lives visible and others not. With a practice rooted in photography, Parasidis’ text-based images create a meditative and dreamlike visual space in which she explores urban poverty and the mechanisms of marginalization, while inviting the viewers to examine their emotional responses to race, class and difference in the service of a renewed critical consciousness.

A Roof Over My Head: History of Inequity and Architecture
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:30a – 12:30p
See recording of webinar below

Magda Parasidis’ exhibition Ghosts in Sunlight asks viewers “to contemplate their emotional responses to race, class, and difference, in the service of a renewed critical consciousness.” This panel discussion delves further into the contemplation of these topics, raised in Parasidis’ work. Using perspectives from the history of art, architecture, sociology, and lived experiences, we will consider questions of housing versus dwelling, surveillance and segregation, and what works in contemporary design for housing and public spaces. 

carla corroto, sociology
amy johnson, art history
magda parasidis, artist
paul walker clarke, architecture
hosted by janice glowski, museum & galleries director

Location and Hours

Miller Gallery
Art & Communication Building
33 Collegeview Road
Westerville, OH 43081

M - F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sa & Su 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Breaks


All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Magda Parasidis Inline Image