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Siv Storøy: Collage and Characterization

  • NYC, New York
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  • October 13, 2018

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Siv Storøy, Keeper of Light, Mixed Media on Canvas, 33.5'' x 24''
Siv Storøy, Dragonfly, Mixed Media on Canvas, 33.5'' x 24''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Siv Storøy in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 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

The works of Norwegian-born Siv Storøy are carefully crafted admixtures of photography, acrylics and ink. What makes their union possible is her reliance of digital media, in terms of which she blends these different formal elements—often representing women whose bodies and attire are contextually offset from the backdrops they are positioned against.

As fashion establishes a sense of rapport with the world—determining how one is seen, and indicating one’s consumerist tastes—Storøy uses allusions to fashion as a kind of middle term, linking the personalities of her females figures with the environments surrounding them. In “Into the Woods,” the presence of a figure, a face, takes on a symbolic meaning: the woman seems representative of some purified emotion, embodying this state of feeling in the way she’s poised in relation to her circumstances.

In other pictures, women appear as protagonists in a story narrated through the collage-like juxtaposition of objects. As the eye moves from element to element, feature to feature, the collaged elements meld into a unified story as much as a unified picture.

Siv Storøy, Tellus Utopia, Mixed Media on Canvas, 33.5''x 24''

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 2, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 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:

Ignatius | María de Echevarría | Fiz Dominguez | Dora Duran | Larry Greenberg | Anton Hoeger | Martha Jimenez | Frank M. Alba | Noriyoshi Morimoto | Patricia Queiruga | Ana Riesser | Paula Sayago Lundin | Siv Storøy | OK HYUN YOON

About the Exhibition

Mystery as Muse explores humanity’s search for the unknown. Featuring 14 international artists with a mix of painting and sculpture, the work captures the mystery of what it means to be human. From the secrets of the universe to the uncharted waters of the subconscious, the exhibition takes a closer look at the scope of the human imagination.

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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