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Mher Evoyan, Forgotten, Oil on Canvas, 23.62'' x 19.69''

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: The Best of 2017

Posted: August 10, 2017 08:27

Agora Gallery is pleased to present the 2017 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Now in its 32nd year, the competition has a rich history of recognizing exciting new talent from all over the world. This year's participants display a growing social awareness, an eager curiosity of spatial and tonal questions, and outstanding technical skill. Included are several incisive photographers who document contemporary urban, exurban, and completely wild places with compassion and respect. One selected sculptor gives life to outsized and fantastic shapes. There is a...

Corinne Garese,Fête,Oil on Canvas,46''x32''

Sensorial Realities: Voyages Onward

Posted: June 29, 2017 09:59

In Sensorial Realities, Agora Gallery's new group exhibition, every canvas on the wall is a portal to a different world. The ten artists featured here offer some of the most seductive alternative universes a viewer can hope for, whether it's a reinterpretation of Gilded Age portraiture or a compression of twenty-first century concerns into a surreal landscape. They create spaces out of oil, acrylic, stone, ceramic, and mixed media which break down barriers and open up new ideas. Some pieces on display are outright landscapes. There are stripped-down paintings of endless plains, which...

Sandra Nitchie,La Catrina, Marilyn Monroe IV,Oil on Canvas,30''x24''

Expanding Expectations: Portal to Enigma, Persistence of Form, and The Fire Within

Posted: April 11, 2017 20:14

This spring Agora Gallery presents a trio of exhibitions that elevate tradition. The group exhibition Portal to Enigma takes on abstraction, with participating artists depicting people, nature, and everyday life through various aesthetic lenses. Some play with color, some play with pattern, some even attempt to turn the invisible visible and play with time. There are also pieces that are purely non-representational studies in repetition, brushstroke, and tone contrasts. A smaller collective exhibition, Persistence of Form, seeks to tease more out of the realist style. The featured work...

Sheree Friedman,Dream of the Sabra,UV Matte Plexi-Sandwiched HD Print on Resin Coated Paper of Found Images,Acrylic and Pencil Drawing,40''

Spatial Fluidity and Contemporary Perspectives

Posted: March 19, 2017 19:04

This April Agora Gallery embraces the unexpected with a trio of forward-thinking exhibitions. Spatial Fluidity features nine artists who blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, be it through introducing new media or using traditional materials in unique ways. There are pieces that experiment with mixed textures, some that use distinctive and asymmetric surfaces, and some that even incorporate light. Contemporary Perspectives is a group exhibition that marries classic subject matter with new styles, such as romantic botanicals portrayed in energized, saturated...

Alejandro (Alexati) Carrillo, Autumn Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 47.5"x31.5"

February 2017 Exhibitions: Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions

Posted: December 28, 2016 07:43

Agora Gallery presents Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions, two collective exhibitions that celebrate the different ways today's artists approach aesthetic. Plurality of Expression includes abstraction, surrealism, still life, and portraiture, each with a twist that pushes them beyond the usual boundaries of genre. A photographer creates "portraits" of women covered or wrapped in various tactile substances in a meditation on womanhood, and on the next wall over a painter superimposes stark, one-dimensional earthly beings onto rainbow-colored paintings of the heavens. Emerging...

Alejandra Burguette,Circular Lips,Acrylic & Gouache on Paper,24''x18''

January 2017 exhibitions: Enigmatic Realms and Kaleidoscope of the Mind

Posted: November 29, 2016 21:58

Agora Gallery welcomes the new year with two exhibitions that dive into the most inventive corners of contemporary art. Enigmatic Realms is a collective featuring eight artists who together truly touch every part of modern society. There are inquiries into technology alongside placid images from the seashore. There are highly allegorical narratives, and there are jolting images of objects in motion. What ties each artist together is the unifying determination to see everyday people, places, and things in a new way. Similarly, Kaleidoscope of the Mind is a collective exhibition in which...

 

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