Chaos / Control: Ifat Shatzky

  • Ifat Shatzky, Big Blue, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''

    Ifat Shatzky, Big Blue, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''

  • Ifat Shatzky,Hazy, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''

    Ifat Shatzky,Hazy, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''

  • Ifat Shatzky,Red, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''

    Ifat Shatzky,Red, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ifat Shatzky in Life is But a Dream. The exhibition opens May 22, 2018 and runs through June 12,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 24 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 Ifat Shatzky blurs the boundaries of abstraction and landscape painting in her oil on wood panel works. Constructing narratives about the confluence of time and space, the artist paints in an effort to question notions of chaos and control, intention and intuition, randomness and order. Her hazy, mysterious compositions are created through wiping, exposing, scratching, and smearing — her process is one of simultaneous creation and destruction. Building the surface of the canvas layer-by-layer, Shatzky’s pictures each retain traces of their unique histories and remnants of their dynamic creation.

In her painting titled Hazy, Shatzky renders an atmospheric landscape in shades dark brown. Faint hints of a river, trees, and a mountain range emerge from the smoky layers of paint like ghostly ruins. In Big Blue the artist suggests the image of a stormy sea. Without a clear horizon, the canvas floats between subtle abstraction and watery landscape. Finally, Red veers into complete abstraction; layers of brick red paint are applied in varying opacities to create a scene that is at once peaceful and ominous.

Exhibition Dates: May 22-June 12, 2018

Reception: Thursday May 24, 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:

toNI Altenstrasser | Maria José Cabral | Margret Carde | Benny De Grove | GLIL | Paciel González | Olga Loschinina | Samantha Messias | Jennifer Morrow | Svetlana Nelson | Olivia O'Keeffe | Gottfried Roemer | Jutta Schulte | Ifat Shatzky | Amber Warren | Satoco Yamamoto | Katja Yoon

About the Exhibition

Life is But a Dream is a group show that explores the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product on the shelf of popular culture. Comprising 17 artists, the primary link joining them together is how memory can be reshaped by the imagination. These artists all share in examining the content of what they remember, with social and familial life acting as a lens through which they reexamine recollected moments.

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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