Svetlana Nelson: Beauty in the Undisturbed

  • Svetlana Nelson, Foggy Fantasy, Oil on Canvas, 24'' x 24''

    Svetlana Nelson, Foggy Fantasy, Oil on Canvas, 24'' x 24''

  • Svetlana Nelson, It's a Spring!, Oil on Canvas, 18'' x 24''

    Svetlana Nelson, It's a Spring!, Oil on Canvas, 18'' x 24''

  • Svetlana Nelson, Valley of Flowers, Oil on Canvas, 11'' x 14''

    Svetlana Nelson, Valley of Flowers, Oil on Canvas, 11'' x 14''

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

Svetlana Nelson’s vibrant landscape paintings unabashedly celebrate the beauty and tranquility of the natural world. Working in predominantly oil on canvas with brush, palette knife, and bare hands, Nelson colors her compositions with luminous hues and highly textured surfaces that imbue her works with a temperament that is at once jovial and hushed. In works such as The Mood (part 1) (2018), the viewer overlooks the water’s edge of a pond. Thick, wispy brushstrokes of deep magenta comprise the grasslands that surround the water’s right bank, their crystalline reflections rendered with bright shades of violet, blue, and green. A solitary pine cone peers curiously over the shoreline, its presence reminding the audience of the undisturbed grace within the natural world. Velveteen washes of light blues, pinks, and chartreuse compose a tranquil sky, kissed by faint mountain silhouettes in the background.

Inspired by abstract art, Nelson launched her painting career in April 2017, and within seven months of beginning her practice, she held her first solo graduate exhibition at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The artist explains: “All my paintings are from my soul and mind. I have many ideas for future work. Art has changed me, and the earth has become more beautiful in my eyes.”

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

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Featured Artists:

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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