Marliese Scheller: Alchemy and Transformation

  • Marliese Scheller,Oiseau Azteque,Oil on Masonite,22.5'' x 18.5''

    Marliese Scheller,Oiseau Azteque,Oil on Masonite,22.5'' x 18.5''

  • Marliese Scheller, Danse Matinale,Oil on Masonite,30'' x 45''

    Marliese Scheller, Danse Matinale,Oil on Masonite,30'' x 45''

  • Marliese Scheller, L'alchimiste,Encre de Chine on Paper,40.5'' x 26''

    Marliese Scheller, L'alchimiste,Encre de Chine on Paper,40.5'' x 26''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Marliese Scheller in The Figure and Unknown Places. The exhibition opens July 7, 2018 and runs through July 27,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 12 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

Marliese Scheller’s paintings explore a psychological realm that mingles folklore with ecstatic states of mind. Generally portraying a figure or birds against solitary landscapes, Scheller’s works are alchemical recreations of the emotional complexity revealed to us only through introspection. What sets her pictures apart is the way they blend allegory and mysticism, laying bare the inner lives of the viewers who see her works while creating a pictorial context that blends familiarity with extraordinariness.

Danse Matinale is typical of Scheller’s output. Like a tarot figure in the major arcana, a man is dancing on a mountaintop while holding the sun in his hands. The strangeness of this image is tempered by the way oil paint lends a familiar, comforting aspect to what would otherwise be a lonely, forbidding landscape. What’s more, the association of holding the sun carries with it the connotation of a return to life. In this poeticized recreation of the phrase carpe diem, we see in Scheller’s character only what we can discover in ourselves.

Exhibition Dates: July 7 - July 27, 2018

Reception: Thursday July 12, 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:

Monica Adams | Francis Annan Affotey | Yu He | Angela Blattner | Ilaria Castagnacci | Boguslawa Czarnecka | Fiorenza D'Orazi | Jutta Ebeling-Dehnhard | Ashraf Elsharif | Marco Henrie | Ketan Kelkar | Gunter Langer | Pino Lavecchia | Taikyu Lim | Susan Marx | Andreas Meer | Mireille Pizzo | Mileidy Plata | J.H. Rebelato | Linda Rosen | Marliese Scheller | Christine Stettner | Richard Tomlin | Gonzalo Urrea Correa | Germán Valles Fernández | Hugo Ximello-Salido

About the Exhibition

The Figure and Unknown Places is an exhibition featuring twenty-six international painters and photographers exploring the connections between humans and the world we inhabit. Working between landscape painting and portraiture, the artists included reassess traditions and convey unique perspectives on timeless themes. Utilizing diverse visual languages, these artists provide fresh insight on engrained understandings of culture and nature, man and animal.

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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