Abigail Custis: Joyful Abstraction
- NYC, New York
- April 28, 2018
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Abigail Custis in Spring Awakenings. The exhibition opens April 28, 2018 and runs through May 18, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 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
Adventurous and relentlessly curious, Abigail Custis fills her canvases with as much visual information as possible. Custis is an abstract painter who plays with all the physical possibilities of acrylic paint. Thick, streaky, layered, spattered, spiky, soft - there are textures in her body of work that may never have been associated with acrylic before. She is able to create from both ends of the spectrum. This extends to her color palette as well. A single piece can contain every neon, every earth tone, every highlight and shadow. Custis is able to keep the eye wondering but not confused.
Many of Custis's compositions eschew a central organizing principle. Instead, they are constructed out of collections: collections of one kind of brushstroke, or of a certain kind of color treatment, or of many small shapes coming together. Other works have a shape to them that relates more to a representational image.
Custis was born in Salisbury, Maryland and has lived between Virginia and Maryland. She currently spends her summers painting on the eastern shore of Virginia and has exhibited widely in the area, including a show in Washington, D.C.
Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday May 3, 2018 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/artistpage/Abigail_Custis.aspx
Jerry Anderson | Maria Beykirch | Abigail Custis | Lizzy Forrester | Nancy Holleran | Maribel Matthews | Margit Enggaard Poulsen | Becky Sungja Kim | Jenna Rose Simon
About the Exhibition
Spring Awakenings features recent works from nine emerging artists working in painting, drawing, and mixed media. These artists offer fresh insight into established subjects, imbuing the traditions of portraiture, landscape, and still life with a renewed sense of wonder and excitement. The works on view present new worlds in which the everyday is transformed and conventional ways of interpreting the world are disrupted.
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.