NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Richard Tomlin in The Figure and Unknown Places. The exhibition opens July 7, 2018 and runs through July 27, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 12 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
In his whimsical, vivid watercolor paintings, artist Richard Tomlin revisions domestic scenes from the mid-twentieth century. Often utilizing foreshortening, Tomlin’s tilted picture planes are layered with playful art deco furnishings in vibrant shades of magenta, butterscotch and cerulean. The artist captures diverse interiors with attention and care, toying with line, form, and perspective to render everyday scenes with endearing humor.
Tomlin’s Art Deco Vibrance captures a slice of luxurious domesticity from a bygone era. Shag carpeting and an ornate lamp are accented by a clean, modernist painting to create a space that is richly textured and brightly ornamented. In Art Deco with Muntz T.V., Tomlin uses complimentary hues of bright blue and saturated yellow to imagine a quintessentially American interior complete with a 1940s style Muntz brand television. The composition is playfully foreshortened to give the comfortable, homey scene a sense of playful vigor. Finally in Black Piano & Green Vase at the Theatre, the artist flattens his composition, rendering the architectural details of an elegant interior space with stark lines and subtle shading.
Exhibition Dates: July 7 - July 27, 2018
Reception: Thursday July 12, 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/Richard_Tomlin.aspx
Monica Adams | Francis Annan Affotey | Yu He | Angela Blattner | Ilaria Castagnacci | Boguslawa Czarnecka | Fiorenza D'Orazi | Jutta Ebeling-Dehnhard | Ashraf Elsharif | Marco Henrie | Ketan Kelkar | Gunter Langer | Pino Lavecchia | Taikyu Lim | Susan Marx | Andreas Meer | Mireille Pizzo | Mileidy Plata | J.H. Rebelato | Linda Rosen | Marliese Scheller | Christine Stettner | Richard Tomlin | Gonzalo Urrea Correa | Germán Valles Fernández | Hugo Ximello-Salido
About the Exhibition
The Figure and Unknown Places is an exhibition featuring twenty-six international painters and photographers exploring the connections between humans and the world we inhabit. Working between landscape painting and portraiture, the artists included reassess traditions and convey unique perspectives on timeless themes. Utilizing diverse visual languages, these artists provide fresh insight on engrained understandings of culture and nature, man and animal.
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.