NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Jennifer Morrow 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
Jennifer Morrow’s haunting paintings seamlessly capture the emotional clarity of the subconscious mind. Working in predominantly mixed media, watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper, the artist marries bold, immediate lines with translucent washes of color controlled by the application of alcohol to compose unnamed, sepulchral faces that gaze portentously at the viewer. Morrow often places each face upon crystalline layers of pale color that comprises the background of her works.
In Unnamed No67 (2018), an anonymous bust stares wide-eyed and open-mouthed at the audience upon a background of cream and dusty lavender. Morrow outlines the figure with forceful, erratic strokes of charcoal, smearing the medium in places that identify cavernous shadows below the cheekbones and deep divots in the figure’s collar. Burnt washes of orange and black compose the figure’s hollowed eye sockets that are contrasted with bold swaths of blue on the forehead and bright magenta around the lips. The anonymity and nearly sunken appearance of Morrow’s subject invites her audience to explore their own curiosities. The artist explains: “Through this process I can capture my vision, thoughts and feelings on people and challenge the viewer to question what they are seeing.”
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
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.