NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Christine Stettner 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
In her mixed media paintings, artist Christine Stettner blurs the boundaries of figuration and fantasy to create bright, whimsical works layered with rich imagery. Lithe, dancing figures often populate her compositions lending the pictures a sense of freedom or independence. Insects and plant forms take on human qualities in these otherworldly compositions that blend bold color and shape to explore the perceptions, experiences, and unspoken questions that permeate life.
Stettner’s The Piano Player of the Century is a playful landscape painted on a panel of irregularly shaped wood. The imaginative scene features a musical dragonfly playing piano for a large audience –a playful tableau that embraces wonder amid the everyday. In Vino Veritas features a silhouetted body amid layers of translucent blue and red pigment. Part lively fantasy and part surreal enigma, the composition reveals a wealth of expressive possibilities. Finally, in Dynamic Freedom, Stettner layers diverse materials onto her vivid canvas and embosses the wet paint with patterns and marks. The form of what could be a stylized dancing figure evokes the mysteries of humanity that lay hidden just beneath the surface of our illusory world.
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
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.