NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Donato Grima in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 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
Donato Grima describes his paintings as "the result of a visceral attitude. Stormy and sensual, Grima's work treats the human body itself as a force of nature. He paints the body, particularly the female nude, writhing in action. They double over; they slink; they lean into the wind. Their bodies are outlined with inky black curves and soft highlights on delicate flesh. They act out relationships in voyeuristic compositions and otherwise engage the viewer, offering themselves up for empathy. However, the despite their expressive body language the figures often turn their faces away, suggesting both anonymity and universality.
Grima has been compared to Goya for his skill in depicting contemporary social issues, particularly political ones. But his work is, in the end, a singular mix of the ghostly spirit of draftsmanship, the austerity of monochrome, and the impact of large scale imagery.
Grima was born in Argentina and has also lived in Venezuela and Spain. He has exhibited widely in such countries as Colombia, Veneuela, Mexico, Spain, the United States, Germany, and Argentina.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11 – Dec. 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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/Donato_Grima.aspx
Osvaldo Bacman | Ed Belbruno | Laura Colantonio | Josep Francés Anaya | Andrew Glass | Monika Gloviczki | Donato Grima | Theresia Innerhofer | Martin Randall Joyce | John Kingerlee | Malvisi | Vicente Marzal | Koki Morimoto | Eduardo Ojeda | Z. Michael Schmidt | Irene Shcherbakova | Eunhyue Shin | Dave Weindorf
About the Exhibition
Featuring eighteen artists, Metamorphosis is an exhibition of contrast and change. The works on view present diverse and opposing perspectives on time, place, and the human condition, calling into question the arbitrary nature of boundaries. Through dynamic juxtapositions, the exhibition conjures feelings of harmony and mutual transformation despite the presence of difference.
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.