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

Paula Rego, Scavengers, 1994 Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 120 x 160 cm Private collection © Copyright Paula Rego.  Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
  • October 17, 2018 - January 14, 2019
ART CALL TO ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS – RED 2018
  • October 17 - November 12, 2018
  • Fishkill, New York
  • October 18-23, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California
  • October 20 - November 30, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Rachel Lauren Kaster | Anamnesis, Solo Exhibition

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California

https://www.facebook.com/events/321664575055607/

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Catherine Asanov
  • October 22 - November 3, 2018
  • Santa Monica, California

Catherine Asanov, solo exhibition at dnj Gallery, Santa Monica

Photographs from one of "The Best Fashion Ad Campaigns of 2018" with Badgley Mischka

dnj Gallery
3015 Ocean Park Avenue
Santa Monica, California

https://www.dnjgallery.net/

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Photo credit: Colored engraving of Wentworth Woodhouse by Nathaniel Whittock, ca.  1840
  • October 23, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Evening Lecture: "Wentworth Woodhouse"

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/education/adult/lectures/

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Robbie, Abergavenny, Wales, 2015 © Clémentine Schneidermann, courtesy of Sion and Moore
  • October 24 - November 3, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
Image from the 2017 Fine Art Print Fair
  • October 25-28, 2018
  • New York , New York

Fine Art Print Fair

International Fine Print Dealers Association

River Pavilion, Javits Center
11 Avenue at 35th Street
New York , New York

http://www.printfair.com/

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Lot No.  72, IRVING RAMSEY WILES, American (1861-1948), The Loiterers, oil on canvas, signed and dated, 18 x 24 inches, Estimate:$100,000-150,000.
  • October 25, 2018
  • Milford, Connecticut

Shannon's Fine Art Auction, October 25th

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
354 Woodmont Road
Milford, Connecticut

http://www.shannons.com

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The Opening Night of TEFAF NY Fall
  • October 26, 2018
  • New York, New York

THE OPENING NIGHT OF TEFAF NEW YORK FALL 2018

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, New York

www.society.mskcc.org/tefaf

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Featured Event

Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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