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The War Within: Paintings by Dante Biss-Grayson

  • NYC, New York
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  • May 11, 2019

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Dante Biss-Grayson, Trauma 2 Blood in the Sand, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 48'' x 36''
Dante Biss-Grayson, Trauma 7, Oil on Canvas, 48''x 30''
Dante Biss-Grayson, Trauma 9 Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 48'' x 30''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Dante Biss-Grayson in In and Out of the Garden. The exhibition opens May 11 and runs through May 31, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 16 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

Dante Biss-Grayson’s art is an expression of his experiences as a combat veteran combined with the PTSD those experiences begot him. Having studied art before enlisting, he became reacquainted with painting as a means of confronting and expressing the loss, the absurdity, and the beauty of war.

Being half Native American, of the Osage Nation, Dante uses the archetype as an image to guide his artistic process, getting into a trance like state and letting the work find itself. He adheres to the Zen tradition of simple strokes converging with one idea, leaving on the canvas one decisive expression. Trauma 9: Self Portrait aesthetically emits as much joy as chaos. Striking highlights coupled with a subdued color palette intermingle within the frame, possibly foreshadowing hope in the midst of despair, or perhaps the opposite.

Exhibition Dates: May 11 – May 31, 2019

Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2019 6-8 PM

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

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

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Featured Artists:

Osvaldo Bacman | Caspar Baum | Dante Biss-Grayson | Guanzhong Ge | Dana Ingesson | Meir Raz | Dede Schuhmacher | Yoshiki Uchida | Suqun Zhang

About the Exhibition

In and Out of the Garden is a collective exhibition presented by Agora Gallery, featuring work by nine different artists with mediums ranging from painting to mixed-media to installation. Natural forms, expressive compositions, and bold color palettes create an energetic narrative focused on the exhilarating and intoxicating reality of the human experience.

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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