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Visceral and Sensory: Noriyoshi Morimoto

  • NYC, New York
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  • October 13, 2018

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Noriyoshi Morimoto, Beans 30-1, Acrylic on Canvas, 35'' x 35'' x 1.1''
Noriyoshi Morimoto, The Memories of a seed S80-1, Acrylic on Canvas, 57.3'' x 57.3''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Noriyoshi Morimoto 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

In his gestural acrylic on canvas paintings, Japanese artist Noriyoshi Morimoto renders abstracted beans and seeds with thick, monochromatic strokes. The artist’s dynamic brushwork disappears and reemerges in a dance that mimics the unconscious mind and the slippage of memories. He explores the enduring connections between man and nature in these works that utilize fluid, sinuous lines and a simplified palette in order to capture the dual vitality and simplicity of the natural world. Visceral and sensory, the resulting paintings are energetic ruminations on what is invisible and what is seen, what is known and what remains a mystery.

In works such as Bean 30-1, Morimoto renders two curvilinear bean forms in thick swaths of black pigment. His The Memories of a Seed S80-1 is a more complex composition, appearing to depict a single seed from various perspectives in a single image. Finally, With Respect to Area -Repose of soul-1 is the artist’s most dynamic composition. His brushwork appears furious, and strokes of green are interspersed among the artist’s typical monochrome palette.

Noriyoshi Morimoto, With respect to area S80-2, Acrylic,57.1'' x 57.1''

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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