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Samantha Ortiz: Materiality and Realism

  • NYC, New York
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  • December 05, 2018

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NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Samantha Ortiz in The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition. The exhibition opens December 5 and runs through December 15, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 6 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

Samantha Ortiz realizes compositions in different modes. Ranging from still-lifes, to abstraction, to an almost minimalist style of painting, the variety underlying Ortiz’s works is unified by the way she allows canvas to become a visible substrate for her works. Rather than emphasizing the illusiveness of paint on canvas, Ortiz foregrounds the materiality of the media she puts to use.

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The ink on canvas work No Title 1 provides an excellent example of her process, where Ortiz intends the viewer to become invested in how a picture is made as opposed to what it depicts.

Exhibition Dates: December 5 – December 15, 2018

Reception: Thursday, December 6, 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/Samantha_Ortiz.aspx

Featured Artists:

Luis Amado De Sousa Villa | Ordí Calder | Clara de Bobes | Yani deSousa | Rigoberto Diaz | Josefina F Moran | Jorge Doldan Berlan | Harold Ferrer | Silvio Fischbein | Paciel González | Jonathan Herrera Soto | Gabriel Jaquez | Sisel Lan | Tina Maria Dunkley | Martin Morales | Eme Erre | Laura Mosquera | Sioban ODonoghue | Samantha Ortiz | Miguel Otero Fuentes | Neyda Pitt | Ella Prince | Kevin Quiles Bonilla | Ciro Quintana | Raelis R Vasquez | Perez Reiter | Valerie Rey | Daniel Serva | Nora Sidoine | Martín Sigwald | Luisa Valderrama | Yanine Zatarain | Cesar Zuniga | Luba Zygarewicz

About the Exhibition

The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 30 artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and artists of Latin American origin. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors

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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