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Natasha Estanga: Dynamism in Repose

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  • September 21, 2018

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Natasha Estanga, Carmin Ftalocianina, Oil on Canvas, 28'' x 63''

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

Natasha Estanga's paintings collapse the conventional opposition between materiality and symbolism, process and abstraction. The titles she affixes to her paintings often function as semaphores, a kind of hovering ambiguity which conceals as much as it reveals. At bottom, her paintings are replete with the kind of gestural layering, coloration, and textures that only oil on canvas can create.

Estanga's palette can utilize earthen colors (greens, oranges, turquoise) or more radically subjective combinations, like a subdued red mixed with white and black. Whether they realize a sense of discord or a sense of calming tranquility, Estanga's colors work to anchor her subject-matter — an emotion, person, or idea — within an atmospheric space. Carmin Ftalocianina, for example, despite its overt abstraction, seems to gesturally recreate the tonality of the name given as the painting’s title. The work is infused with gestural tracings, like the motivations that emerge from a person's character; simultaneously, the painting feels entirely organic, the thick layers of paint lending the picture an almost sculptural appearance.

Natasha Estanga, Heidegger, Oil on Canvas, 20'' x 59.5''

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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