NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Paciel González 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
Paciel González's mixed-media works are often titled after nebulae. And similar to astronomical phenomena, they have an inner logic guiding their formation which seems at once ubiquitous and abstract. Alluding to cosmology as much as the structure of cities, Paciel's pictures could be said to represent the creations of worlds. Mixing photography with other media (such as drawing or paint) allows Paciel to comment on his chosen themes, as though inserting himself into their point of origin and redirecting them.
Paciel has an overt fascination with creation itself, modeled on universal principles present throughout the known universe. In a work like Nebulosa 1190 the conception of worldliness has both a spatial and a psychological meaning. Spatially, the picture seems to swirl toward its center: a locus of energy which provides the picture’s strength. Psychologically, the movement delineated resembles a spiral, like a slow-moving body of water; indeed, the image’s overall watery appearance lends itself to a comparison with flooding. In this way, Nebulosa 1190 is simultaneously unmaking itself and in process of formation.
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/Paciel_Gonz%C3%A1lez.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.
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