Marlene Kurland: Portraits In Conversation

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Marlene Kurland, Bridal Party Attitude, Giclee Print, 30'' x 40''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Marlene Kurland in Fall Equinox. The exhibition opens September 19 and runs through October 8, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 19 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

 

With oil paint on canvas, artist Marlene Kurland transcends everyday experiences and imbues them with a joie de vivre, a joy of living. The personalities in her contemporary artwork radiate happiness as they walk on a sparkling beach or gather for family festivities. Their energy seems to break through the rectilinear confines of linen and wood stretcher bars, inviting the viewer to shift from stranger to informal friend and share in their celebration of life. At Agora Gallery, as Kurland exhibits her Wedding series, viewers can feel the experience of their own dreamy wedding memories or imagine an upcoming personal event of their own. In her previous series, also exhibited at Agora Gallery, cell phones were the main focus of her work, emblems of the modern experience of the social placed amidst more traditional imagery.

Marlene Kurland, Nicole & David's Wedding, Oil on Canvas, 30'' x 40''

 

Inspired by the 19th-century French impressionist painters, Renoir and Monet, and post-impressionist Bonnard,Kurland utilizes color and light to emphasize emotion. In both of her Maryland and Florida studios, she often lays down shapes and neutral pigments at the outset of her process. Kurland adds bold brushstrokes of varied hue, deliberately forming the dynamic and energetic mood of her portraits. Academic backgrounds in psychology and art inform her paintings, combining the power of optimism with visual communication to capture the soul of her subjects. In a world where negative news can influence an individual's outlook on life, Kurland aims to evoke positive dialog with delightful moments through familiar and newly created memories.

 

In addition, Kurland is frequently commissioned for family paintings, ordered by collectors from all over the world and inspired by their favorite photos. As Kurland stated, "I look forward to painting the love of you and your family members...a gift they will treasure forever!" Kurland includes in all of her commissioned paintings her upbeat and unique style to give life to each family she paints, thus creating a loving, cherishable, personal gift that inevitably elicits great emotion.

 

Exhibition Dates: September 17 – October 8, 2019

Reception: Thursday, September 19, 2019 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/Exhibition/Fall_9_17_2019-Artist-Marlene_Kurland.aspx

 

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.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea
New York, New York
olga@agora-gallery.com
212.226.4151 ext. 202
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
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.


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