The Moment - Feb 22, 2020

Janina Leigue: The Joy of Painting

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  • August 24, 2019

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Janina Leigue, Antique Glass, Oil on Canvas, 36'' x 48''
Janina Leigue, Bourbon Time 1, Oil on Canvas, 36'' x 36''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Janina Leigue in A Splendid Summer Showcase. The exhibition opens August 24 and runs through September 14, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 5 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 

Bolivian artist Janina Leigue paints luminous scenes of everyday life. Leigue spent three years living in Madrid where she was deeply influenced by paintings by the Old Masters. When painting, Leigue uses a process of discovery, allowing ideas to unfold naturally as she works. In addition to painting from life, she will often photograph scenes and then work with the photographs to arrange them into a new composite image that resonates with her emotionally. She works using a full palette, allowing her to experiment freely with the use of color.

Leigue states that her mission as an artist is to inspire delight in her audience. The enjoyment that Leigue takes in painting is evident in the way that she lovingly handles her subjects. The rounded quality of Leigue’s forms gives them a voluptuous and soft appearance. The light in Leigue’s pieces has a diffused quality that appears to hover over and embrace her subjects. With a characteristic warmth and richness, Leigue’s paintings are infused with ebullient spirit.

Janina Leigue, Bourbon Time 2, Oil on Canvas, 20'' x 31''

Exhibition Dates: August 24 – Sept 14, 2019

Reception: Thursday, September 5, 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/Splendid_8_24_2019-Artist-JANINA_Leigue.aspx

Featured Artists:

Chinemerem Omeh | Stephanie A. Pitoy | SirK | Marliese Scheller | Mariela Soldano | Sandra Guy | Charlotte Lisboa | Tringa Khadija | Yutaka Fujimori | Salwa Almoayyed | Leandro Miguel Cruz | Ada Luisa Trillo | Rachel Misenar | Jerry Anderson | Aaron Pierre Pines | Gray | Ai-Wen Wu Kratz | JANINA Leigue

About the Exhibition

In and Out of the Garden is a collective exhibition presented by Agora Gallery, featuring work by nine different artists with mediums ranging from painting to mixed-media to installation. Natural forms, expressive compositions, and bold color palettes create an energetic narrative focused on the exhilarating and intoxicating reality of the human experience.

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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