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The Embodied Abstraction of Patricia Queiruga

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  • October 13, 2018

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Patricia Queiruga, Ensamble I, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas, 39.5'' x 39.5''
Patricia Queiruga, Ensamble II, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas, 39.5''x 39.5''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Patricia Queiruga in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 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

Whether working in a figurative or an abstract mode, Argentinian artist Patricia Queiruga’s paintings always showcase the performance of a body engaged in the creation of a work. Sometime this reveals itself in layered drips of paint crystallized into stretched beads; at other times, performativity is frozen in a splatter-burst of paint covering a confined section of canvas. Either way, process is highlighted, which lends Queiruga’s paintings an emotional charge that less activated pictorial surfaces would be unable to express.

In Small Treasures (triptych), an arsenal of expressive techniques is unleashed across three modestly-scaled canvases. Moving vertically (as opposed to more traditional compositions which move horizontally), the painting’s dynamism is confined to no single place, but is activated at every point of the finalized work. Using a palette of cool blues and greens, the incontestable fact that the painting can be divided into three movements only underscores how the work, in its entirety, exists as a compositional gestalt. In other works, such as those comprised by her Ensamble series, purely geometric shapes, such as the cone, the cylinder, and the sphere are admixed with the gestural presence of the body, filtering the dynamism of the artist’s hand into compositions reminiscent of structural precedents established by Cezanne.

Patricia Queiruga, Ensemble III, Mixed Media on Canvas, 39.5''x 39.5''

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 2, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 2018 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:

Ignatius | María de Echevarría | Fiz Dominguez | Dora Duran | Larry Greenberg | Anton Hoeger | Martha Jimenez | Frank M. Alba | Noriyoshi Morimoto | Patricia Queiruga | Ana Riesser | Paula Sayago Lundin | Siv Storøy | OK HYUN YOON

About the Exhibition

Mystery as Muse explores humanity’s search for the unknown. Featuring 14 international artists with a mix of painting and sculpture, the work captures the mystery of what it means to be human. From the secrets of the universe to the uncharted waters of the subconscious, the exhibition takes a closer look at the scope of the human imagination.

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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