Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Agora Gallery presents Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, a group show comprising works by photographers who all explore the limits of what can be captured by the camera’s lens.

Illumination mingles a documentarian eye with photographs that are fanciful and abstract, showcasing through the works of several artists the full range of techniques and styles available to the creative photographer today.

Deftly moving from accentuating the subject-matter of a photograph, to highlighting the manner in which an artist decides to present this subject-matter for display, every aspect of the process underlying the creation of a photo becomes a subject for investigation, experiment.

Illumination reveals the history of a medium constantly in flux—one whose techniques are constantly vying with painting, film, and digital media, yet which still manages to hold its own as a representational medium par excellence. As each artist elegantly frames the essence of what he or she pictures, Illumination shows how photography can offer glimpse of luminous clarity between fantasy and reality.

The Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography begins October 20, 2017 and runs through November 9, 2017 with an opening reception on October 26 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: October 20  – November 9, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

Mario De La Isla  |  Petra Bernstein  |  Kathleen Messmer  |  Mila Gerasimova  |  Annette Schreiber  |  Gabriela Segura

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.


Annette Schreiber,Illusion, Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper, 16'' x 24''
Petra Bernstein, Mystic River, Photograph on Fine Art Paper, 16'' x 24''
Mila Gerasimova, Cycle Thinking 1, Collage on Canvas, 48'' x 40''
Kathleen Messmer, Enlightened, Photograph on Aluminum, 24'' x 16''
Mario De La Isla, Golden Gate Bridge 1, Photograph on Fine Art Paper, 13'' x 19''
Gabriela Segura, Encuentro, Photographic Print on Aluminum, 20'' x 30''

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