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Martha Jimenez: Contextualizing Art as an Experience

  • NYC, New York
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  • October 13, 2018

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Martha Jimenez, With the Soul on Her, Bronze, 7.5'' x 6.5''x 3.5''
Martha Jimenez,The Gossiping Ladies, Bronze, 14'' x 18.5'' x 6.5''

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

Creating a sizable body of work that ranges over a variety of media—from paintings to sculptures, to ceramics, to etchings—Martha Jimenez is interested in the anthropology underlying the works she makes as much as with the formal experience of looking at her art.

Her overt allusions to canonical works and styles, often mingling several art-historical inspiration into one piece, reveals a willingness to examine how art occupies a relational space in the modern world, as opposed to the way works were related to in earlier times. Nonetheless, however firmly rooted and informed by works from a previous time, the importance of Jimenez’s oeuvre lies in the way she recreates these visual precedents, allowing her contemporary intuition to comment on what might otherwise become stolid, academic copies.

In “Untitled 2,” for example, history becomes a kind of template for the artist’s work, a record of endeavor that the contemporary mind can freely enter into (and modify) in accordance with a more experiential logic. The jester-like figure Jimenez depicts won’t remind you of anything, though you’ll feel connected to it instantly.

Martha Jimenez,Night Breakfast, Mixed Media on Canvas, 43.5'' x 31.5''

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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