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Primordial Beings: Sculpture from Ana Riesser

  • NYC, New York
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  • October 13, 2018

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Ana Riesser, A Change of Skin, White Alabaster, Shihuahuaco Wood, 29.5'' x 9'' x 7.5''
L' Origine du Monde, Black Marble, White Alabaster,Shihuahuaco, Cedar Wood, 30.5" x 9.5" x 10.5

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ana Riesser in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Ana Riesser’s abstract sculptures employ organic shapes and sumptuous surfaces to allude to human bodies. Using diverse materials including alabaster, marble, and wood, the artist creates precarious compositions that indicate the simultaneous strength and fragility of human bodies. Her elegant, streamlined forms appear almost as relics from a past civilization, their gently sloping lines and elongated forms capturing a primordial being.

In her sculpture titled Organic Shapes, Riesser creates a vertical, abstract composition from carefully smoothed wood and alabaster. The undulating geometric forms appear to be hazardously stacked and inherently fragile. Bride, a large monolith carved from marble, depicts the dress and body of a woman in one fluid form. Highlighting the exposed veins in the material, the artist’s pared down form recalls the restrained statuary of Greek antiquity. Finally, Woman Waiting is fashioned from an elongated piece of smoothed wood. The object, vaguely figural, appears slim, delicate, and dangerously perched, evoking a thin and knobbed carved bone. Using varied materials, Riesser’s highly works surfaces create radical oppositions and evoke primal bodily relationships.

Organic Shapes, Alabaster,12" x 11"

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 2, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

Ignatius | María de Echevarría | Fiz Dominguez | Dora Duran | Larry Greenberg | Anton Hoeger | Martha Jimenez | Frank M. Alba | Noriyoshi Morimoto | Patricia Queiruga | Ana Riesser | Paula Sayago Lundin | Siv Storøy | OK HYUN YOON

About the Exhibition

Mystery as Muse explores humanity’s search for the unknown. Featuring 14 international artists with a mix of painting and sculpture, the work captures the mystery of what it means to be human. From the secrets of the universe to the uncharted waters of the subconscious, the exhibition takes a closer look at the scope of the human imagination.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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