Nora Sidoine: Painting as Spiritual Archeology

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  • December 05, 2018

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Nora Sidoine, Improntas IV, Acrylic & Mixed Media on burlap, 47'' x 52''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Nora Sidoine in The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition. The exhibition opens December 5 and runs through December 15, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 6 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

The artwork of Nora Sidoine pays homage to her native Peruvian heritage. It is informed by the arid landscape of Peru’s northern desert coast: and area rich in remnants of pre-Colombian cultures. Ruins of ancient cities, legends, and artistic traditions passed down through generations strongly affected the artist early in life and continue to lend their force to her artwork. Sidoine writes that her ancestors envisioned the universe as patchwork, woven together to form a unified whole. Echoing this vision, she works with fabric, which she paints, cuts, tears, and arranges as a kind of collage, using canvas, gauze, or burlap as background. Like the weavers of the past, she aims to symbolically recreate the universe in this process.

While abstract, Sidoine’s mixed media pieces refer to the landscape, often in bird’s eye view. This cosmic perspective also allows to interpret these images as magical symbols or a kind of lost language. On several levels at once her paintings represent an archeological exhumation of the distant past and a grounding in this rediscovered history.


Exhibition Dates: December 5 – December 15, 2018

Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2018 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:

Luis Amado De Sousa Villa | Ordí Calder | Clara de Bobes | Yani deSousa | Rigoberto Diaz | Josefina F Moran | Jorge Doldan Berlan | Harold Ferrer | Silvio Fischbein | Paciel González | Jonathan Herrera Soto | Gabriel Jaquez | Sisel Lan | Tina Maria Dunkley | Martin Morales | Eme Erre | Laura Mosquera | Sioban ODonoghue | Samantha Ortiz | Miguel Otero Fuentes | Neyda Pitt | Ella Prince | Kevin Quiles Bonilla | Ciro Quintana | Raelis R Vasquez | Perez Reiter | Valerie Rey | Daniel Serva | Nora Sidoine | Martín Sigwald | Luisa Valderrama | Yanine Zatarain | Cesar Zuniga | Luba Zygarewicz

About the Exhibition

The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 30 artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and artists of Latin American origin. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors

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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