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Stacey Dolen: Life Force

  • NYC, New York
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  • April 28, 2018

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Stacey Dolen,Transcending Planar Space 1, Digital Print on Aluminum, 16'' x 15''
Stacey Dolen,Transcending Planar Space 2, Digital Print on Aluminum, 16'' x 14.5''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Stacey Dolen in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 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

In her digital works printed on aluminum, artist Stacey Dolen mines her personal history with physical trauma and transformative healing to create layered compositions that draw from nature. As a psychotherapist, Dolen is keenly aware of processes of psychological growth and personal development and works to identify the ways in which experience drives behavior. In her own work, she considers how the past shapes perceptions of the present, and how this acknowledgement is capable of giving rise to new visual forms.  Underlying themes of physical vulnerability and psychological resilience recur in Dolen’s works that image the environment and human anatomy as vehicles to reflect on processes of birth, growth, death, and regeneration.

In her kaleidoscopic works titled Forsythia and Through the Trees, Dolen celebrates the variety and complexity of organic forms.  These prints are an homage to the magnificence of the natural world and call attention to the vulnerability of nature at a moment when climate change and environmental degradation threaten our future. Meanwhile, works such as Janus and Transcending Planar Space 1-2 feature spare, graphic compositions. Fragile and elastic, decaying and regenerating, these digital prints render the human form as a terrain for exploration.

Stacey Dolen, Forsythia, Digital Print on Aluminum, 22.5'' x 16''

Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 18, 2018

Reception: Thursday May 3, 2018 6-8 PM

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

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

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Stacey_Dolen.aspx

Featured Artists:

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Sam Barrow | Paul Christener | Stacey Dolen | Linda Harding | Shifra Levyathan | Lorella | Alexander Toto | Wallace

About the Exhibition

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Illumination features photographs by eight artists whose works consider the radiant potential of light. With subject matter ranging from floral still lifes to dramatic landscapes, the works on view use luminescence as a painterly medium to convey attitude, emotion, and atmosphere.

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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