Aldebarán Solares: Photographic Memory

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  • February 19, 2019

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Aldebarán Solares, Untitled #5, from Umbral series., Analog on Gelatin Silver/ Fine Art Paper, 16" x 24"

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Aldebarán Solares in Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition. The exhibition opens February 19 and runs through February 28, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 21 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

Mexican photographer Aldebarán Solares is intrigued by the relationship between photography and memory. Solares observes that while today’s world is inundated with images, our understanding of photography as a medium that affects memory and desires has not necessarily grown.

In his “Umbral” (“Threshold”) series, he asks what it means to stand between remembrance and oblivion, and memory and the recorded image. To create what he calls the “vortex” in the middle of the photograph, Solares directed a beam of light at the surface of the photograph, obliterating a portion of the image.

Exhibition Dates: February 19 – February 28, 2019

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 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:

Katharina Acht | Per Bix | María Alejandra Ibáñez | Céline Anaya Gautier | Giovanni Antonio Mocchi | Giovanni Armenio | Mark Battista | Derek Brown | Mario Caragliano | Yong Chen | Scarlett Coten | Cyrille Dubreuil | Richard Greene | John Manno | Anabela Maravilhas | Marc Carniel | Mariela Martin | Stephanus Meyer | Valerie Meyer | NPier | Joseph O'neill | Nathan R. Goddard | Marllos Rodrigues | Ulla Skov Jensen | Aldebarán Solares | Denise Solay | Rainer Stark | Renata Vale | Anoukart | Laura Viñas

About the Exhibition

Agora Gallery is proud to present the final part of the 2nd Annual Chelsea International Photography Competition: the Exhibition. Judged by an outside panel of jurors, the Exhibition features talented photographers from across the globe. The engaging and captivating creations of these artists reflect their diverse backgrounds and their versatility in using varied techniques.

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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