NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Susana Bergero 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
In her acrylic on canvas paintings of everyday objects, Argentine artist Susana Bergero transforms the familiar into something extraordinary. Plates, teapots, flowers, and animals are imbued with a sense of fantasy and wonder in these works that feature layers of enigmatic imagery. Indeed, in these paintings rich in symbolism, the artist explores pleasure, suffering, desire, happiness, and guilt via seemingly banal remnants of quotidian life. With a restrained palette and diverse compositional arrangements, Bergero combines memories of images, books, and personal encounters and transmutes them into pictures that provoke questions without ever revealing answers.
In works such as Plato Reverso, Bergero paints simple objects but from an unusual and abstracted perspective. The underside of a plate is identifiable only through the inscription, “Made in China,” that decorates the center of the golden composition. In her painting titled Torre, the artist depicts a precariously stacked tower of teacups. The wares are overlapping and layered to create an abstracted picture in which everyday objects become unusual, mythical, and surreal.
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.