Irene Shcherbakova: Sculpting the Textures of Human Form

  • Irene Shcherbakova, Nameless, Plaster, 20" x 18" x 16"

    Irene Shcherbakova, Nameless, Plaster, 20" x 18" x 16"

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Irene Shcherbakova in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 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

Ever since she saw the Venus de Milo at the age of six, Irene Shcherbakova’s love for sculpture has led her to express herself in that medium. Working in clay, bronze, plaster, and marble, she creates pieces that capture the texture and spirit of the human form. Her sculptures have both the precision of the artists she admires, such as Rodin and Michelangelo, and a thoroughly modern sense of freedom. From pieces that transform the body into an abstracted series of curves to ones in which every hair and facial gesture is rendered in detail, her work communicates a vitality that brings each subject fully alive.

The spontaneity that animates Shcherbakova’s sculptures is rooted in her artistic process. “I am very quick,” she says, and she lets the internal impulse that drives her work take its own course. However, that impulse goes hand in hand with a disciplined approach to her materials, resulting in pieces that allow her to pursue her quest for beauty in all its forms. Born in Ukraine, the artist now lives and works in the Netherlands.  

Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11  – Dec. 2, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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  |  Ed Belbruno  |  Laura Colantonio  |  Josep Francés Anaya  |  Andrew Glass  |  Monika Gloviczki  |  Donato Grima  |  Theresia Innerhofer  |  Martin Randall Joyce  |  John Kingerlee  |  Malvisi  |  Vicente Marzal  |  Koki Morimoto  |  Eduardo Ojeda  |  Z. Michael Schmidt  |  Irene Shcherbakova  |  Eunhyue Shin  |  Dave Weindorf

About the Exhibition


Featuring eighteen artists, Metamorphosis is an exhibition of contrast and change. The works on view present diverse and opposing perspectives on time, place, and the human condition, calling into question the arbitrary nature of boundaries. Through dynamic juxtapositions, the exhibition conjures feelings of harmony and mutual transformation despite the presence of difference.

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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