NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Gonzalo Urrea Correa 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 black and white digital photographs, Gonzalo Urrea Correa combines aspects of landscape, portraiture, and street photography to create rich images that expose various aspects of the human condition. His high contrast works depict diverse subjects — smiling families, beloved pets, and manual labor are each captured with attention and care. The scenes are decidedly humble, the artist choosing to photograph the everyday experiences of people as they work, eat, and play. Capturing moments that are both posed and spontaneous, Urrea’s lens documents small gestures with compassion and empathy.
Urrea’s photograph titled Galeria is a sparse, grainy composition that straddles genres of posed portraiture and extemporaneous street photography. The image has the appearance of a film still; a man leans from his window, engaging in an unknown interaction with the camera. In Bulldog, Urrea captures an unseen moment between a man and his dog. Muscular and tattooed, the anonymous figure clutches his small dog in an unexpected moment of tenderness. Indeed, Urrea’s images expose moments of sincerity amid quotidian monotony.
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/Gonzalo_Urrea_Correa.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.