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Curiosity and Critique: Paintings by Jorge Garcia-Sainz

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  • September 21, 2018

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Jorge Garcia-Sainz, El Charro, Oil on Canvas, 16''x 12''
Jorge Garcia-Sainz, La Charra, Oil on Canvas, 16'' x 12''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Jorge Garcia-Sainz in Autumn Equinox: Collective Visions in Abstraction and Figuration The exhibition opens September 21 and runs through October 11, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 27 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

Jorge Garcia-Sainz’s figurative oil on canvas paintings utilize vivid light and color to convey stories about beauty, love, nature, sex, and politics in the artist’s native Mexico. Born in Mexico City, Garcia-Sainz renders images from daily life, but layered in these works is subtle, mordacious critique and irony. The simple, beautiful, bucolic life depicted by the artist is exaggerated a bygone remnant of an idealized past. What persists in a sense of freedom and strength as Garcia-Sainz communicates a curiosity and joy for life amid cultural critique.

In El Charro and La Charra the artist depicts a man and woman wearing traditional Mexican Charro attire, complete with wide brimmed hats and ornately decorated clothing. The pair stands in silhouette against a background of rolling, green pastures to create a diptych, the solidity of the two bodies communicating strength and resilience. El Picador depicts a picador on horseback inside the monumental Plaza de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain. The corpulent figure and spindly horse create a strong juxtaposition, in turn highlighting the strange, and at times grotesque, relationship between man and animal.

Jorge Garcia-Sainz, Peaches, Oil on Paper, 6'' x 8''

Exhibition Dates: September 21 – October 11, 2018

Reception: Thursday September 27, 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:

GK AUSTIN II | Susana Bergero | Carol Carpenter | Ora Cohen | Natasha Estanga | Jorge Garcia-Sainz | Kenji Inoue | Tina Louise Lambert | Gabriele Pellerone | Nora Pineda | Fábio Salun | Sieglinde Scharf | Henrik Sjöström | Bo Song | YoungHee Woo

About the Exhibition

Autumn Equinox features works by fifteen artists who contend with the traditions of figuration and abstraction. These artists draw from the past to present fresh, contemporary perspectives on universal ideas.

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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