NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Mileidy Plata 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
Mileidy Plata’s large-scale, equestrian paintings are as vibrant in color as they are profound in meaning. A native of Motembo, Cuba, the artist at an early age developed a passion for horses, a motif that is perpetually reflected through her work. Utilizing oil on canvas as her primary medium, the artist imbues each of her subjects with a nearly anthropomorphic sense of expression upon her highly saturated canvases. The artist explains: “I consider horses my soul mate, so I portray it in my work - the horse as an expression of my emotions, the reflection of my personal experiences, my worries, joys, fears and what my attitude is towards each one of them.”
In works such as Exitation (2017), the noble equestrian serves as the focal point of the composition, pushed to the foreground of the canvas. The horse, rendered in weighty shades of royal and navy blue, stares longingly towards the right side of the composition, its head thrown back in contemplative bewilderment. A nearly abstract landscape comprises the background of the canvas, rolling hills executed in vibrant shades of ruby, emerald, orange, and blue. Towards the top register of the composition, we observe swaying palm trees and the faint outline of a lightning bolt. Bordering on the surreal, Plata’s works demonstrate the sublime majesty of the dignified animal.
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
Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Mileidy_Plata.aspx
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.