Life Is But A Dream

This spring Agora Gallery proudly presents Life Is But A Dream, a group show exploring the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product of 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.

Maria José Cabral, toNI Altenstrasser, Jennifer Morrow, Olivia O'Keeffe, Margret Carde, and Katja Yoon use memoried experience as the raw material out of which they synthesize dream-like scenes. By contrast, Gottfried Roemer and Benny De Grove use the realist precedent of the photograph to create defamiliarized landscapes and portraits. Amber Warren and GLIL advantageously use mixed-media and collage techniques, respectively, to realize free-associative commentary on their chosen subjects. And Svetlana Nelson, Olga Loschinina, Samantha Messias, Jutta Schulte, Ifat Shatzky, Paciel González, and Satoco Yamamoto utilize a wide breadth of media to challenge the presumption that memory can only be understood as something that occupies the past.

Life Is But a Dream will open May 22nd with a reception Thursday, May 24, 2018 6-8 PM and will remain on view until June 12, 2018. Entrance is free.

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/collectivecatalog/Collective_5_22_2018.aspx

Featured Artists:

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 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.

Upcoming Events

  • May 24, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

American and European Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

www.lesliehindman.com

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Jill Nathanson.  Cadence, 2017.  Acrylic and polymers with oil on panel.  55 x 72 inches
  • May 24 - June 30, 2018
  • New York, New York

Jill Nathanson: Cadence

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

www.berrycampbell.com

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  • May 24, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Artist Talk: Gallery Selections 2018 Artists

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

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Face pot used as a cremation urn © Museum of London
  • May 25 - October 28, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Roman Dead

Museum of London Docklands
No.1 Warehouse
London, United Kingdom

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands

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R.  S.  Prussia cobalt blue bowl, a 15-inch carnation mold example, yellow and cobalt blue with pink and yellow rose decor and gold stencil highlights.
  • May 26, 2018
  • Douglass, Kansas
  • May 26-27, 2018
  • Barrington, Illinois

9th Annual Barrington Art Festival

Amdur Productions

Downtown Barrington
Cook and Station Streets
Barrington, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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  • May 30, 2018
  • Winterthur, Delaware
Jonathan Lyndon Chase Man Dreaming in Garden, 2015 Acrylic on bedsheets 72 x 72 in.
  • June 1 - July 14, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Lyndon Chase: Sheets

Kohn Gallery
1227 Norht Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California

http://www.kohngallery.com/exhibitions/

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Jacques Lowe
  • June 1 - November 27, 2018
  • Hyannis, Massachusetts

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum exhibits iconic images restored after the original negatives were destroyed on 9/11

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
397 Main St.
Hyannis, Massachusetts

http://jfkhyannismuseum.org

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  • June 2, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Closing Reception: Gloria Muriel “Beyond the Eyes”

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

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An exhibition of new works by recent graduates of Laguna College of Art + Design’s MFA program in painting
  • June 3-14, 2018
  • Santa Ana, California

LCAD Regarding Reality I

Laguna College of Art and Design

Q Art Salon
205 N. Sycamore St
Santa Ana, California

https://www.lcad.edu/regarding-reality-1/

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Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
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Anita Shapolsky Gallery
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New York, New York
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