Dueling Energies: Katja Yoon

  • Katja Yoon,Erotica, Acrylic on Canvas, 16''x 13''

    Katja Yoon,Erotica, Acrylic on Canvas, 16''x 13''

  • Katja Yoon, Iceland, Acrylic on Canvas, 8'' x 8''

    Katja Yoon, Iceland, Acrylic on Canvas, 8'' x 8''

  • Katja Yoon,Winter,Acrylic on Canvas, 16'' x 24''

    Katja Yoon,Winter,Acrylic on Canvas, 16'' x 24''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Katja Yoon  in Life is But a Dream. The exhibition opens May 22, 2018 and runs through June 12,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 24 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

Katja Yoon uses oil and acrylic paint on canvas to capture the moods and atmospheres of her surrounds. Her expressive works lay bare the connections between impulsivity and consciousness, the bold colors and dramatic lines in her paintings highlighting the interplay of dueling energies. The artist often layers subtle shades of white to create soft, harmonious backgrounds and then paints blocks of powerful foreground shades, ultimately finding the precarious balance between vitality and harmony.

Yoon draws from her Scandinavian and South Korean heritage to create works that are restrained in composition and streamlined in palette. Blue Sea and Iceland each feature centralized compositions with jolts of line and color hovering like a gash in the middle of the canvas. In works titled Erotica and Pleasure, Yoon creates organic surfaces in which the layering of color and line becomes almost anthropomorphic, the canvases resembling undulating human forms. Finally, Winter is a sparse abstraction hinting at a grey, snow covered landscape. The monochrome layers of color have a transportive quality that is simultaneously energetic and peaceful.

Exhibition Dates: May 22-June 12, 2018

Reception: Thursday May 24, 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/Katja_Yoon.aspx

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toNI Altenstrasser | Maria José Cabral | Margret Carde | Benny De Grove | GLIL | Paciel González | Olga Loschinina | Samantha Messias | Jennifer Morrow | Svetlana Nelson | Olivia O'Keeffe | Gottfried Roemer | Jutta Schulte | Ifat Shatzky | Amber Warren | Satoco Yamamoto | Katja Yoon

About the Exhibition

Life is But a Dream is a group show that explores the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product on the shelf of popular culture. Comprising 17 artists, the primary link joining them together is how memory can be reshaped by the imagination. These artists all share in examining the content of what they remember, with social and familial life acting as a lens through which they reexamine recollected moments.

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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