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Leandro Miguel Cruz: Bold Color

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  • August 24, 2019

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Leandro Miguel Cruz, Broadway, Oil on Canvas, 72'' x 48''
Leandro Miguel Cruz, Merengue, Oil on Canvas, 60'' x 72''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Leandro Miguel Cruz in A Splendid Summer Showcase. The exhibition opens August 24 and runs through September 14, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 5 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 

Leandro Miguel Cruz paints playful and surreal images in bright, bold color. Cruz was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. When he first moved to the United States as a child, Cruz underwent a major surgery that restricted him to bed for months. It was at this time that he began to draw and discovered his love for art, a passion that endured throughout his life. Cruz paints in oils, working in a style that draws influence from Cubism and his Caribbean roots. 

When painting, Cruz draws inspiration from the natural world. He is particularly intrigued by the vibrant colors of fish, birds, and other animal life. As an artist, Cruz hopes to work towards perfecting his ability to replicate the beauty that he finds in nature. Cruz’s work features strong shapes and colors. Through whimsical and dreamlike scenes, Cruz creates a sense of wonder in his viewer. His pieces also have an undeniable lightheartedness and sense of humor to them. Striking and spirited, Cruz’s paintings depict a world filled with amazement and surprise.

Exhibition Dates: August 24 – Sept 14, 2019

Reception: Thursday, September 5, 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/Splendid_8_24_2019-Artist-Leandro_Miguel_Cruz.aspx

Featured Artists:

Chinemerem Omeh | Stephanie A. Pitoy | SirK | Marliese Scheller | Mariela Soldano | Sandra Guy | Charlotte Lisboa | Tringa Khadija | Yutaka Fujimori | Salwa Almoayyed | Leandro Miguel Cruz | Ada Luisa Trillo | Rachel Misenar | Jerry Anderson | Aaron Pierre Pines | Gray | Ai-Wen Wu Kratz | JANINA Leigue

About the Exhibition

In and Out of the Garden is a collective exhibition presented by Agora Gallery, featuring work by nine different artists with mediums ranging from painting to mixed-media to installation. Natural forms, expressive compositions, and bold color palettes create an energetic narrative focused on the exhilarating and intoxicating reality of the human experience.

Leandro Miguel Cruz, Yankee at the Plate, Oil on Canvas, 60'' x 36''

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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