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The Passage of Time: Photography by Yong Chen

  • NYC, New York
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  • February 19, 2019

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Yong Chen, Biological Timer_Breathing, Analog on Fine Art Paper, 4" x 90"

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Yong Chen in Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition. The exhibition opens February 19 and runs through February 28, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 21 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

Born and raised in Fujian, China, artist Yong Chen uses photography to document the passage of time. After several memory lapses, Chen started using his camera to record moments in his life as they unfold in real-time. In his work, Biological Timer_Breathing, we see a long strip of film that shows his subject breathing in and out. Recording this small, simple act reminds us of the preciousness of life. Our memories shape our understanding of the world. Chen asks us to remember and cherish such everyday moments before they fade from our memories all together.

Exhibition Dates: February 19 – February 28, 2019

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 2019 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:

Katharina Acht | Per Bix | María Alejandra Ibáñez | Céline Anaya Gautier | Giovanni Antonio Mocchi | Giovanni Armenio | Mark Battista | Derek Brown | Mario Caragliano | Yong Chen | Scarlett Coten | Cyrille Dubreuil | Richard Greene | John Manno | Anabela Maravilhas | Marc Carniel | Mariela Martin | Stephanus Meyer | Valerie Meyer | NPier | Joseph O'neill | Nathan R. Goddard | Marllos Rodrigues | Ulla Skov Jensen | Aldebarán Solares | Denise Solay | Rainer Stark | Renata Vale | Anoukart | Laura Viñas

About the Exhibition

Agora Gallery is proud to present the final part of the 2nd Annual Chelsea International Photography Competition: the Exhibition. Judged by an outside panel of jurors, the Exhibition features talented photographers from across the globe. The engaging and captivating creations of these artists reflect their diverse backgrounds and their versatility in using varied techniques.

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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