NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Carol Carpenter in Autumn Equinox: Collective Visions in Abstraction and Figuration The exhibition opens September 21 and runs through October 11, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 27 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
Using experimental processes and a saturated palette, Carol Carpenter creates vivid works of organic abstract art. Though often painting traditional-feeling compositions like landscapes and still lifes, Carpenter's Belle Époque style and her floral elaborations lend her work a unique abstract quality. While her paintings often tackle familiar subject matter, Carpenter's use of unusually rich colors sets her depictions apart, approaching not only Modern art movements, but also referencing the fantastic qualities of Romantic landscape painters like J.M.W. Turner.
Carpenter's distinctive approach, which involves establishing an abstract layer of paint beneath the final painting, is noteworthy for the organic qualities it imparts upon her paintings. In the process of elaborating on the natural images from the paint splatters, Carpenter creates new perspectives on natural beauty, drawing not just from her own perspectives, but on nature's physical processes and the collusion of chance and technological innovation. These blurred lines in Carpenter's work, whether physical or metaphorical, result in particularly sensual paintings, with textures, brushstrokes, and colors flowing together in fantastic and dreamlike ways.
Exhibition Dates: September 21 – October 11, 2018
Reception: Thursday September 27, 2018, 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
GK AUSTIN II | Susana Bergero | Carol Carpenter | Ora Cohen | Natasha Estanga | Jorge Garcia-Sainz | Kenji Inoue | Tina Louise Lambert | Gabriele Pellerone | Nora Pineda | Fábio Salun | Sieglinde Scharf | Henrik Sjöström | Bo Song | YoungHee Woo
About the Exhibition
Autumn Equinox features works by fifteen artists who contend with the traditions of figuration and abstraction. These artists draw from the past to present fresh, contemporary perspectives on universal ideas.
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.