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Zvia Merdinger: A Commanding Presence

  • NYC, New York
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  • June 05, 2019

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Zvia Merdinger, Blue Jungle, Mixed Media on Canvas, 63'' x 55''
Zvia Merdinger, Flowers of Giverny, Mixed Media on Canvas, 63'' x 55''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Zvia Merdinger in Enlightenment, Delight & Wonder. The exhibition opens June 5 and runs through June 25, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 6 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 

Israeli artist Zvia Merdinger creates exceptionally emotive large-scale oil and mixed media paintings distinguished by using a broad spectrum of vivid colors. Although the influence of German painter Gerhard Richter’s large abstract works is immediately evident upon initially glancing at the works in both the application of color as well as some of the surface treatment, Merdinger tactfully retains her originality by juxtaposing these elements with her own unique techniques as well as subject matter based on her own personal experience. In doing so she creates a mesmerizing blend of abstraction and figuration which captures the eye instantly and keeps it roving among the colors.

Much of this personal subject matter harkens back to some of Merdinger’s earliest memories of the sublime, endless forests in Russia which she encountered whilst residing in a refugee camp in Kirgizstan, USSR during World War II. These youthful memories resurface in her paintings as abstracted, organic forms, which, coupled with the scale of the works, allows them to appear as large and striking as they would have been to a child. The abstraction of the ground behind the natural forms also lends the works a dreamlike quality and removes them from reality.

Exhibition Dates: June 5 – June 25, 2019

Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2019 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/Exhibition/Enlightenment,_6_5_2019-Artist-Zvia_Merdinger.aspx

Featured Artists:

Margaret Adams | Pamela Bennett Ader | André Bakoš | J. Roger Charoux | Venceslao Mascia | Zvia Merdinger | Ashley Morgan | Lisa Sommers

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.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea
New York, New York
olga@agora-gallery.com
212.226.4151 ext. 202
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
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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