Mask of Worro: The Avant-Garde Revisited

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  • April 18, 2019

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MaskOfWorro, Iffy the Clown, Acrylic with Satin Varnish Polymer, 72'' x 24''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Edward Asuzu in A Rich Spring Profusion. The exhibition opens April 18 and runs through May 8, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 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

Nigerian-American artist Mask of Worro (Edward Asuzu) creates vivid, collage-like, abstract paintings. Mask of Worro thinks of his work as a collection of displaced forms, shapes, and colors, consolidated using various techniques. The artist grew up in Lagos, in a family of avid art collectors. The artist’s father collected traditional African art, especially masks and sculptures, and was also interested in Eastern European art. Early on Mask of Worro became familiar with Russian avant-garde art, such as Wassily Kandinsky’s expressive non-objective paintings. Traditional African art, Eastern European Modernism, as well as contemporary Nigerian art—are some of the defining influences at play in the artist’s work.

Mask of Worro aims to empower others through his art. He seeks to raise awareness of the great cultural wealth of his country of origin and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, he wants to bring attention to issues of poverty, lack of education and proper healthcare in this region. Mask of Worro donates proceeds from sales of his paintings to charity organizations involved in combating these issues.

MaskOfWorro, Masque Opus 1.0,Acrylic with Satin Varnish Polymer, 72'' x 24''

Exhibition Dates: April 18 – May 8, 2019

Reception: Thursday, April 18, 2019 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/exhibition/Rich_04_18_2019-Artist-MaskOfWorro.aspx

Featured Artists:

MaskOfWorro | Emanuele Biagioni | Deana Evstefeeva | Lillian Gray | William Ingham | Becky Sungja Kim | Hwajin Lee | Stephen Najda | Seo | Sheetal Shaw | Catherine Timotei | Diego Velez | Anna Weichert

About the Exhibition

Filled with the energy and vitality of spring, A Rich Spring Profusion includes the work of 13 artists working across a range of mediums. Bright colors, natural landscapes and abstract forms awaken new life in the viewer as they tackle a mix of personal and universal themes. From animal-like sculpture to mist-covered city streets, the work infuses the viewer with a sense of discovery, not unlike the first day of a new season.

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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