NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Olivia O’Keeffe in Life is But a Dream. The exhibition opens May 22, 2018 and runs through June 12, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 24 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
Olivia O’Keeffe’s vibrant paintings are simultaneously abstract and reminiscent of the natural world that surrounds us. Working in predominantly acrylic on canvas, the artist will typically lie the canvas flat on a table and proceed to let gravity guide the process of pouring and splashing paint onto the surface of her compositions. Once dry, O’Keeffe will allow the painting’s initial appearance dictate the final composition’s outcome. Her process is as playful as the works themselves; the artist often incorporates vibrant shades of blue, crimson, turquoise, and green that harmoniously marry with an organic abandon through her brushstrokes.
In Breaking Free (2016), spirited shades of violet, navy, royal blue, and turquoise writhe and pirouette around each other, unencumbered by the boundaries of line and shape. Nonetheless, the sinewy drips of color that flow vertically from the top to the bottom of the canvas are reminiscent of deep sea-dwelling organisms, or perhaps a cosmic flow of energy; O’Keeffe leaves it up to her audience to decide. The artist currently resides in the Netherlands.
Exhibition Dates: May 22-June 12, 2018
Reception: Thursday May 24, 2018 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/artistpage/Olivia_O%27Keeffe.aspx
toNI Altenstrasser | Maria José Cabral | Margret Carde | Benny De Grove | GLIL | Paciel González | Olga Loschinina | Samantha Messias | Jennifer Morrow | Svetlana Nelson | Olivia O'Keeffe | Gottfried Roemer | Jutta Schulte | Ifat Shatzky | Amber Warren | Satoco Yamamoto | Katja Yoon
About the Exhibition
Life is But a Dream is a group show that explores the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product on the shelf of popular culture. Comprising 17 artists, the primary link joining them together is how memory can be reshaped by the imagination. These artists all share in examining the content of what they remember, with social and familial life acting as a lens through which they reexamine recollected moments.
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.