Illumination and The New Flux – NYC

This fall Agora Gallery presents two complementary group exhibitions which together re-frame the thematic and stylistic tension between painting and photography. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography showcases 6 photographers whose work allows viewers to a glimpse into worlds both imagined and hyper-real. With a meticulous eye for detail, the works of these photographers highlight the fundamental reality of dreams and desires. The New Flux: Naturalizing the Art of Painting continues this exploration into medium specificity. Featuring 11 artists, the exhibition showcases the full range of techniques and perspectives available in painting today. Commenting on how nature influences the architectural and social development of urban spaces, the artists featured in The New Flux mingle pictorial realism with an almost filmic sense of narrative and tone.

Both exhibitions open October 20 and run through November 9, 2017, with a joint opening reception on Thursday October 26, 2017 6-8 PM. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: October 20  – November 9, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

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

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_10_20_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Mario De La Isla  |  Petra Bernstein  |  Kathleen Messmer  |  Mila Gerasimova  |  Annette Schreiber  |  Gabriela Segura

The New Flux

Muggi Peters  |  Su-Jeong NAM  |  Patricia Olguín  |  Patricia Gray  |  Chijia He  |  Cynthia Evers  |  Gitte Peters  |  Claudia Breidenbach  |  Luz Letts  |  Michael Dolen  |  Stivi

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.

Image: Luz Letts, The Viewers,Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas,24” x 28”

Pathways: Blurring the Lines – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Pathways, an exhibition featuring the works of Enrico Ambrosio, Westby and Mercier, Lorena Becerra, Anita Birkenfeld, Hanneke Kempers, Nancy McLean, Iva Milanova, Frédérique Négrié, Alaleh Ostad, Elke Riedel, Rody, Svetlana Sintseva, and Bekir Smolski.

Through a survey of the diverse oeuvres of the aforementioned thirteen artists, Pathways examines how art can blur the lines between fantasy and reality. For example, Enrico Ambrosio’s digital explosions of color and light are contrasted with Nancy Mclean’s dynamically textured, whimsical adaptations of everyday scenes and objects. Meanwhile, Alaleh Ostad reinterprets traditional landscape scenes by transforming them into dynamic, abstract compositions through energetic swirls of oil paint on canvas. The exhibition considers these motifs through a myriad of media, including paintings, sculpture, digital compositions, photography, and multimedia collages. The innovative use of various materials and media by each of the artists in Pathways presents the viewer with the opportunity to overstep the boundary of the real into the ethereal.

Pathways will open on September 26th, with an opening reception on September 28th from 6-8pm, and will remain open until October 17th, 2017.

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 26  – Oct. 17, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

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

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_9_26_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Enrico Ambrosio  |  Lorena Becerra  |  Anita Birkenfeld  |  Rody  |  Hanneke Kempers  |  Nancy McLean  |  Iva Milanova  |  Frédérique Négrié  |  Alaleh Ostad  |  Elke Riedel  |  Svetlana Sintseva  |  Bekir Smolski  |  Westby and Mercier

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.

Image: Westby and Mercier, Let There Be Light, Ink on Canvas, 36” x 48”

Breaking with Realism: Meditations on Emotion – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Breaking with Realism, featuring the works of Marco Mendoza, Noelle Kristine, Maciej Marecki, Nancy Landauer, Rina Lazar, Alex Osborne, Sydnei SmithJordan, Joan Criscione, Iftah Geva, Nobuko Saji, Claudia Mayer-Mallenau, Vandana Nittoor, Philippe Thélin, Georges de Groot, Heesu Choi, Patricia Brintle, Marc Tremblay and Herluck Antoine Blémur.

The eighteen artists in this exhibition are each recognized for their own respective practices that offer a refreshing meditation on how variations in color, composition, and texture reflect the complexities of emotion. The exhibition pushes the boundaries of traditional realist painting, sculpture, and photography by juxtaposing imaginative, contemporary portraiture with dynamic, abstract works that recall themes of spirituality, humanity, and the natural world in piercing detail. Furthermore, each artist presents a variety of mediums, including but not limited to oil and acrylic on canvas, pastel, and collage that invite the viewer to contemplate the collective language of the human experience.

Breaking with Realism will open on September 2nd with an opening reception on September 7th from 6-8pm, and will remain open until September 22, 2017.

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 2  – Sept. 22, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

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

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_9_2_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Herluck Antoine Blémur  |  Patricia Brintle  |  Heesu Choi  |  Joan Criscione  |  Noelle Kristine  |  Georges de Groot  |  Iftah Geva  |  Nancy Landauer  |  Rina Lazar  |  Maciej Marecki  |  Claudia Mayer-Mallenau  |  Marco Mendoza  |  Vandana Nittoor  |  Alex Osborne  |  Philippe Thélin  |  Nobuko Saji  |  Sydnei SmithJordan  |  Marc Tremblay

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.

Image: Patricia Brintle, Night Wedding, Acrylic on Canvas, 36”x 48”

Dancing Devils of Yare exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

September 1 – October 1
Free Opening Reception: First Friday: September 1, 5:30-7pm
Herberger Theater (222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix)

The public is invited to the free opening reception for “Dancing Devils of Yare,” featuring photography by Gina Santi, at the Herberger Theater Center (HTC), located at 222 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix. Meet the artist, and enjoy live music by Oliverio Balcells – Painting with Music and no-host bar.

The Dancing Devils of Yare (Diablos Danzantes de Yare), a religious festival representing the victory of good over evil, has been celebrated in Venezuela since the 18th century. The Sociedades del Santísimo (Societies of the Holiest) are in charge of the celebrations. Various aspects of this tradition were captured in 32 featured photographs.

The artwork is on display and available for purchase through October 1. A portion of each sale benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Gallery hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/Fifth Street) weekdays, after 5pm. Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

Nature Nurtures Us exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

September 15 – November 9
Free Opening Reception: Third Friday: September 15, 6-8pm

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) will open the second annual Nature Nurtures Us, a two-dimensional exhibit at the Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center, located at 455 N. Third Street, Suite 1200 in Phoenix. The art depicts the visual benefits of our natural world that reduce the stress and mental fatigue of our everyday life. Nature, well-being without side effects.

The public is invited to the free opening reception on Third Friday, September 15, 6-8pm, to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The artwork by Arizona artists is on display and available for purchase through November 9.
Curators: Connie and A O Tucker.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays, after 5pm. Purchase validation at the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

The Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. A portion of the proceeds from each piece sold benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Program.

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: The Best of 2017 – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to present the 2017 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Now in its 32nd year, the competition has a rich history of recognizing exciting new talent from all over the world. This year’s participants display a growing social awareness, an eager curiosity of spatial and tonal questions, and outstanding technical skill.

Included are several incisive photographers who document contemporary urban, exurban, and completely wild places with compassion and respect. One selected sculptor gives life to outsized and fantastic shapes. There is a wide range of painting on display, including pieces whose abstraction is so subtle that it verges on something more like stylization. There is also a palpable return to hyperrealism, with several impeccably realized still lifes and portraits that dare the viewer to do a double-take. Among the displayed works is a feeling of rediscovery of the hand-wrought craft of art in an increasingly digital world.

The exhibition opens August 19, 2017 and runs through August 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 19 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: August 19  – August 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, August 19, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Chelsea_8_19_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

“KARAK” Bolotbek Karakeev  |  Allen Capriotti  |  Joana Cruz  |  Mario Daniel Quiroga  |  Kristin Dillon  |  Adriana Espinosa Calle  |  Mher Evoyan  |  Ailon Glitzenstein  |  Guy  |  Chie Hirabayashi  |  Emily Jones  |  Michel KIRCH  |  Ian Lee  |  Christina Marie Chavez Banerjee  |  Mauro Masin  |  MENPO  |  Fran Panza  |  José María Peña  |  Donna Pinckley  |  Jiantao Qu  |  Gabriel Schiavina  |  Brian Sesack  |  Keith Thomson  |  Yoong Wah Alex Wong  |  Holly Wilson  |  Rosanne Wolfe  |  M Y Yip  |  Leonard Yang

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.

Image: Mario Daniel Quiroga, El Dia Despues, Digital on Fine Art Paper, 16” x 20”

Enigmatic Visions: Beauty in the Details

Agora Gallery presents Enigmatic Visions, a new collective exhibition that is singular in its attention to the subtlety that can be found in contemporary art. While many equate progress with simply making the next piece bigger and louder, that is not the beginning and end of the state of today’s art landscape. Though the eleven artists on display in Enigmatic Visions come from all corners of the globe, each brings out the magic in more modest concerns.

This shared interest in the small scale can manifest in many different ways. It can be a study of physically empty places: flat, rocky plains or the lonely, mysterious seas. It can be zooming in on a single object for an updated take on the still life. This is a recurring motif in the exhibition, from a series of austere black-and-white photos of flower blossoms to intensely focused images of the body in motion. It can even be a small psychological space, such as the depiction of a single figure or an isolated group of people.

Enigmatic Visions opens July 28 and runs through August 17, 2017 with an opening reception Thursday, August 3 from 6 – 8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: July 28  – August 17, 2017

Reception: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_7_28_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Annette Balsgaard  |  Antonio Biagiotti  |  Olena Bogatska  |  D. L. Brabander  |  James Chisholm  |  Anna Galea  |  Yuki Goodman  |  Larry Greenberg  |  Naini Kumar  |  Linco7n.  |  Jonathan Mann  |  Tammy Phillips  |  Elizabeth Sabine  |  Mark W. Malone

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.

Sonoran Shades exhibit opening reception – Phoenix, Arizona

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC), located at 222 E. Monroe in downtown Phoenix, invites the public to the free opening reception for Sonoran Shades, an exhibit of paintings by Robert P. Meyer, on First Friday, August 4, 5:30-7:00pm. Meet the artist, enjoy live music by Nick Heward and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge.

Sonoran Shades is an exploration of shades of color in the desert southwest. Robert draws and paints the spectrum as he sees it, bright and big. How do you see color in your world?

Meyer began drawing at an early age and has always been inspired by the landscapes around him. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, and raising a family with his wife, he opened a design business in Tempe. Meyer incorporates many of the shapes and colors that exist in the desert Southwest flora around him, even in his own backyard.

Curated by Carrie Meyer, the artwork is on display and available for purchase through
August 29. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Gallery hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/Fifth Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

Sensorial Realities: Voyages Onward – NYC

In Sensorial Realities, Agora Gallery’s new group exhibition, every canvas on the wall is a portal to a different world. The nine artists featured here offer some of the most seductive alternative universes a viewer can hope for, whether it’s a reinterpretation of Gilded Age portraiture or a compression of twenty-first century concerns into a surreal landscape. They create spaces out of oil, acrylic, stone, ceramic, and mixed media which break down barriers and open up new ideas.

Some pieces on display are outright landscapes. There are stripped-down paintings of endless plains, which are made inviting by simplifying the brushstrokes yet unknowable by taking away the horizon line. There are scenes of single people amongst their own place in the land – at once less intimidating but more psychologically fraught. There are classic views of merry seas and beautiful gardens that are made contemporary with their exaggerated colors and forceful compositions. Then there are the “worlds” of another kind: probing portraits, abstracted color fields, and symbol-laden tableaux.

Sensorial Realities opens July 5 and runs through July 25, 2017 with an opening reception Thursday, July 6 from 6 – 8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: July 5  – July 25, 2017

Reception: Thursday, July 6,2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_7_5_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Nora Pineda  |  Caroline Degroiselle  |  Jiri Maska  |  Christine Vella  |  Susan Marx  |  Mr. Sajja Sajjakul  |  Natasha Estanga  |  Horst Lukas  |  Frank M. Alba  |  Corinne Garese

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.

Image: Frank M. Alba,Cyndee’s World,Acrylic on Canvas,30”x40”

Unbound Perspectives and The Elixir of Color: Contemporary Conversations – NYC

This June Agora Gallery presents a pair of exhibitions that generate a unique and essential dialogue between them. Unbound Perspectives, a group exhibit featuring thirteen artists from all over the world, presents a holistic look at the current state of contemporary art. From ink to photography to wood inlay, Unbound Perspectives examines the way image making has changed just in the last few years – perhaps even in the last few minutes. It is an exhibition on the cutting edge.

The Elixir of Color is a solo showcase for the remarkable body of work of painter Sherry Rinderer. Though Rinderer’s pieces tend to share some characteristics, including a degree of abstraction and an outsized scale, her approach varies as widely as the thirteen styles on display in Unbound Perspectives. She is interested in the interplay of textures with one painting, and in the directionality of line in another. In one she layers colors with the softness of an Impressionist; in another she color-blocks her canvas as jarringly as any De Stijl painter. Rinderer is both a chameleon and an auteur.

Both exhibitions open June 10 and run through June 30, 2017 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: June 10  – June 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, June 15,2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_6_10_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Unbound Perspectives

Stephen Najda  |  Johanna Wray  |  Maribel Matthews  |  Saskia Weishut-Snapper  |  Ken Wada  |  Vinod More  |  Gita Levy  |  Alexander Adam  |  Shifra  |  Jolanta Talaikiene  |  Josefina Wendel Carlsson  |  Claudia C Forero  |  Carmen Félix

The Elixir of Color

Sherry Rinderer

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.

Portal to Dreams, Elemental Realms, and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography – NYC

Wojciech Tut Chechliński,Wisdom,Oil on Canvas,46''x32''

Agora Gallery ventures deep into the imagination this May with three group exhibitions of extraordinary range. Portal to Dreams collects six daring artists, several of whom are painters playing with the limits of colors and shape in abstraction. There is also a digital artist who creates uniquely slow-paced animations and another who riddles traditional narrative scenes with intriguing gaps. Elemental Realms brings together a select group of artists with the objective of interrogating texture, both within and on top of the painted surface. A few different participants put the medium of paint through its paces: dabbing it, tossing it, cracking it, and layering it. One artist combines acrylic with gold leaf to create a new kind of physical texture that enters the viewer’s space in a subtle way. In both of these shows, traditions are overturned and expectations are defied.

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography is an examination of the storytelling qualities of photography. Whether they’re using surreal compositions, extreme close-up, unnaturally saturated colors, or pointed symbolism, these artists take digital photography to new heights.

All three exhibitions open May 19, 2017 and run through June 8, 2017 with a joint opening reception on May 25 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: May 19, 2017  – June 8, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_5_19_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

The Portal to Dreams
Ricardo Vivanco  |  Stan Adard  |  Carlos Puig  |  Julio Lopez Vietri  |  Alagir  |  Mali Lasker

Elemental Realms
Donna Broder  |  Bulsby “Buzz” Duncan  |  Wojciech Tut Chechliński  |  Iftah Geva  |  Marlene Kurland  |  Isabella S. Minichmair  |  F. Pavon  |  Menno Vos  |  Kankan Ramos

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Mohamed Bengriba  |  Marco Carnaroli  |  Estelle Choe  |  Aitor Izaguirre Ansa  |  Olga Loschinina  |  Chet B. Simpson  |  Wallace

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.

Image: Wojciech Tut Chechliński, Wisdom, Oil on Canvas, 46”x32”

Expanding Expectations: Portal to Enigma, Persistence of Form, and The Fire Within – NYC

This spring Agora Gallery presents a trio of exhibitions that elevate tradition. The group exhibition Portal to Enigma takes on abstraction, with participating artists depicting people, nature, and everyday life through various aesthetic lenses. Some play with color, some play with pattern, some even attempt to turn the invisible visible and play with time. There are also pieces that are purely non-representational studies in repetition, brushstroke, and tone contrasts. A smaller collective exhibition, Persistence of Form, seeks to tease more out of the realist style. The featured work runs the gamut from hyperrealistic to dreamily idealized. The exhibition evokes an incredible variety of emotions using forms and symbols that are easily recognizable.

The gallery’s solo exhibition, The Fire Within: A Solo Exhibition of Ceramics by Susan Kadish, is a celebration of sculptor Susan Kadish’s deep knowledge of ceramic techniques and cultural curiosity. Kadish’s body of work includes firing applications from all over the world, and representative figures as well as vessels. Her imagination is as impressive as her technical range.

All three exhibitions open on April 25, 2017 and run through May 16, 2017, with an opening reception on April 27 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 25, 2017  – May 16, 2017

Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_4_25_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

The Fire Within: A Solo Exhibition of Ceramics

Susan Kadish

Portal to Enigma

Mague Brewer  |  A. Cornelia Weigle  |  Sven Weigle  |  Catherine Harasymiw  |  Patricia Queiruga  |  Cristina Prieto Crespi  |  Cindy Parsley  |  Lois Gold

Persistence of Form

Raul Mariaca Dalence  |  Marina Sutter  |  Sandra Nitchie  |  Josie Mengai  |  Christian Barbosa

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.

“Dreaming a New World” exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

The Herberger Theater invites the public to the free opening reception for “Dreaming A New World,” guest curator exhibit of monotypes, collagraph prints and mixed media paintings by Sarah Kriehn and Kathy Taylor on First Friday, April 7. Meet the artists, enjoy live music and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge. The Herberger Theater is located at 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 85004.

The artwork is on display and available for purchase through April 30. A portion of sales benefit the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs. Viewing hours are weekdays, 10am-5pm, during performances and by appointment. To preview the exhibit, visit herbergertheater.org/art-gallery/.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) M-F after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

Edgy Art Exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

The Herberger Theater to open Edgy at its Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center location at 455 N. Third Street, Suite 1200 in Phoenix. Featuring 41 Arizona artists, the art in this exhibit is daring, provocative, trend-setting, cutting edge and thinking ahead of the curve, and features a variety of mediums and processes. Curators are Connie and A O Tucker.

The public is invited to the free opening reception on Third Friday, April 21, 6-8pm, to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The artwork is on display and available for purchase through June 8. For a preview, visit our website.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th St.) M-F after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the reception.

For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

Pictured: “Mr. Purple” by George Penaloza

Spatial Fluidity and Contemporary Perspectives – NYC

This April Agora Gallery embraces the unexpected with a trio of forward-thinking exhibitions. Spatial Fluidity features nine artists who blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, be it through introducing new media or using traditional materials in unique ways. There are pieces that experiment with mixed textures, some that use distinctive and asymmetric surfaces, and some that even incorporate light. Contemporary Perspectives is a group exhibition that marries classic subject matter with new styles, such as romantic botanicals portrayed in energized, saturated colors or traditional portraiture that sheds light on historically overlooked people. This exhibition looks at modernity from all sides in drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Both of these exhibitions open April 1, 2017 and run through April 21, 2017 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017  – April 21, 2017

Reception: Thursday, April 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_4_1_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Spatial Fluidity

Sheree Friedman  |  Erin Cooke  |  Pedro Alberti  |  Nello Petrucci  |  Isabelita  |  Annika Carlsson  |  GIDJA  |  Ian A. Matthews  |  Birsen Yurdaer

Contemporary Perspectives

Lauralee Franco  |  Fariba Baghi  |  Craig Frankowski  |  Stephanie E. Graham  |  Gail Comes  |  Bobbie See

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.

The Saturated Palette and Portals of Perception – NYC

This March two group exhibitions of outstanding range come to Agora Gallery. Portals of Perception features a small, select group of painters who create works of fascinating detail. There are cityscapes made of buildings with real personalities, abstract texture-based pieces that turn acrylic paint into physical patterns, beautiful watercolor visions of the seaside, snapshots of modern urban spaces, and portraits of women who refuse to fit into any mold. All are rooted in a particular reality almost clear enough to reach out and touch. The Saturated Palette, by contrast, includes ten artists and offers a far-seeing look at the way color can be used in fine art. Color is used as an accent, as a suggestion, as a main subject, and thrillingly as an exclamation point. It is bold here and subtle there, straightforward in some works and revealed only in contrast in others. For these imaginative artists working in paint, pastel, and encaustic, the possibilities are endless.

Both exhibitions run March 10, 2017 through March 30, 2017 with an opening reception on the night of Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: March 10, 2017  – March 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_3_10_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Portals of Perception

Colin Grant  |  Sydnei SmithJordan  |  Ron Turner  |  Nancy Holleran  |  Shabnam Yousefian  |  Tanja Skytte

The Saturated Palette

Olivia Kapoor  |  Ping Lian Yeak  |  Vanitira  |  Jessica Watson-Thorp  |  Susana Rapallo  |  Han-Yuan Yu  |  Maria Fernandez Gold  |  Irina Goryunova  |  Chen Jin

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.

“Materialize” exhibit – Opening Reception – Phoenix, Arizona

Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix)
First Friday, February 3
5:30-7:00pm

The public to the free opening reception for “Materialize,” a group exhibition featuring the work of 14 ASU Master of Fine Arts students on First Friday, February 3. Meet the artists, enjoy music by Diego Miranda and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Gallery Lounge.

Centered on realized works that span a broad range of materials and conceptual practices, these artists highlight the collective imaginative spaces they share, marked by their engagement with contemporary art forms.

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is one of the largest and most respected public art schools in the country, and a leader in the development of artists and arts educators. The Master of Fine Arts degree is offered for advanced study in ceramics, drawing/painting, fibers, interdisciplinary digital technology, intermedia, metals, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.

“Materialize” will be on display and available for purchase through April 2. A portion of each purchase benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Viewing hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment. Click here to preview the exhibit.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception.

For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

Mélange of Milieu: Defying Category – NYC

This February Agora Gallery presents Mélange of Milieu, a group exhibition highlighting the newest ways to bend genre practiced by artists working today. The eight featured artists hail from the Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, and the United States – among others – yet have much to say to each other. The hazy, Impressionistic landscape paintings on one wall seem to both inform and take cues from the brash figural paintings on the next. Mélange of Milieu is unique in the current crop of gallery shows for featuring sculpture as prominently as painting, or indeed any works on paper. The exhibition makes a conscious effort to include a range of three-dimensional works, the result being an unusually revealing look at the field. There are highly realistic bronze figurines of invented animals, sleek and gestural depictions of the moving body in stone, and assemblages of brightly colored wooden blocks that have been both painted and embroidered, in a way, to evoke the patterns of the cosmos.

Mélange of Milieu opens February 14, 2017 and runs through March 7, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: February 14, 2017  – March 7, 2017

Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_2_14_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Mélange of MilieuAnna Voloshko  |  MORLOT Claude  |  Doris Brown  |  Yuliya Pogreb  |  HERMINE  |  Sa Peng  |  Yoshiko Kanai  |  Rita Galambos  |  Stacie Hernandez  |  Michael Alberon  

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.

Tiny Art Exhibit free opening reception – Phoenix, AZ

Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center (455 N. Third Street, Suite 1200, Phoenix)
Curators: Connie and A O Tucker
Third Friday, January 20, 6-8pm
Free Admission
Website: http://www.herbergertheater.org/community/herberger-galleryarizona-center/

The public is invited to attend the free opening reception for Tiny Art Exhibit, featuring 62 Arizona artists, to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit is on display and available for purchase through March 9. For a preview, visit our website.

The Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. A portion of the proceeds from each piece sold benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

Herberger Theater: “Gathering Earth” exhibit – Phoenix

Guest curator exhibit featuring Candace Greenburg
First Friday, January 6, 5:30-7:00pm
Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix)
Free Admission

The Herberger Theater invites the public to the free opening reception for Gathering Earth, an exhibit of bronze sculpture, mixed-media silk wall hangings and poetry by Candace Greenburg. Meet the artist, enjoy live music by Nick Heward, light refreshments and
no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge.

Derived and inspired by the natural world, the exhibit is on display through January 30. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Viewing hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment. To preview the exhibit, visit HerbergerTheater.org/gathering-earth/.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

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