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.

The Herberger Theater Center… Where the Audience Meets the Art

February 2017 Exhibitions: Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions – NYC

Agora Gallery presents Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions, two collective exhibitions that celebrate the different ways today’s artists approach aesthetic. Plurality of Expression includes abstraction, surrealism, still life, and portraiture, each with a twist that pushes them beyond the usual boundaries of genre. A photographer creates “portraits” of women covered or wrapped in various tactile substances in a meditation on womanhood, and on the next wall over a painter superimposes stark, one-dimensional earthly beings onto rainbow-colored paintings of the heavens. Emerging Visions also features a vast range of artists, with an emphasis on technical exploration. One artist creates his paintings by cutting up and repurposing panels painted by other people, while another creates landscapes by painting layers of dynamic, forceful strips of color.

The magic of both exhibitions is dependent on the diversity of the work on display. Only when placed side by side do the images fully reveal how many little decisions and gestures go into their creation. With Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions, Agora Gallery presents a deep study on both the mind and hand of the artist.

Both exhibitions begin January 21, 2017 and runs through February 10, 2017 with an opening reception on January 26 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: January 21, 2017 – February 10, 2017

Reception: Thursday January 26, 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_1_21_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Plurality of Expression

Alejandro (Alexati) Carrillo  |  George Struikelblok  |  Robert Thiebaud  |  Aurélie Beer  |  Kate Wilson  |  Mimi Moylan  |  Falcan Iulia-Lavinia

Emerging Visions

Jian Jun An  |  Robert Ellison  |  David Gista  |  Roger DiCamillo  |  Ellen Burnett  |  Gabriele Golissa  |  Andrew Glass

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.

 

January 2017 exhibitions: Enigmatic Realms and Kaleidoscope of the Mind – NYC

Agora Gallery welcomes the new year with two exhibitions that dive into the most inventive corners of contemporary art. Enigmatic Realms is a collective featuring eight artists who together truly touch every part of modern society. There are inquiries into technology alongside placid images from the seashore. There are highly allegorical narratives, and there are jolting images of objects in motion. What ties each artist together is the unifying determination to see everyday people, places, and things in a new way. Similarly, Kaleidoscope of the Mind is a collective exhibition in which everything ordinary becomes new again. These artists push the technical boundaries as well as the visual ones; there is slashed canvas, painted writing, and thrown paint. These works do not shy away from images and juxtapositions that are confusing and enticing for their unfamiliarity. Between the two exhibits, Agora Gallery is ushering the new year with both techniques and aesthetics that have never been seen before.

Both exhibitions begin December 29, 2016 and run through January 18, 2017 with a joint opening reception on December 29 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2016 – January 18, 2017

Reception: Thursday December 29, 2016, 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_12_29_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Kaleidoscope of the Mind

Mark Reese  |  Regina Krugel  |  Fahim Somani  |  Irma Lescinskaite  |  Hallie Hart  |  Helen Rosenkranz  |  Alejandra Burguette

Enigmatic Realms

Graciela Bosoglanian  |  Burhan Khan  |  Franck Sastre  |  Viccas  |  Philippe Thélin  |  Judith Tawil  |  Magda Hanna  |  Mikele Arapi

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.

December 2016 exhibitions: Sensorial Perspectives and Landscapes of the Mind

This December Agora Gallery presents two exhibitions that aim to plunge the viewer into new environments. Sensorial Perspectives is a collective exhibition that spans painting, photography, and mixed-media, all in the service of exploring art as something more than simply a visual medium. This experimentation can be seen in portraits in which realistic draftsmanship and neon colors have a playful back-and-forth, or photographs that present the world from the point of view of someone always in motion. Sound, touch, and motion are all evoked. Landscapes of the Mind collects six of the most innovative landscape artists working today from around the world. Through their eyes, mountains become textures slashes of saturated color, birds become lightning-quick dabs in the sky, and shadowy trees become stand-ins for people. Through oil, acrylic, photography, and spray paint, these artists seek to forge a different kind of map. The natural world and its animal inhabitants have never been portrayed with such empathy and imagination.

Both exhibitions begin December 3, 2016 and run through December 23, 2016 with a joint opening reception on December 8 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2016 – December 23, 2016

Reception: Thursday December 8, 2016, 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_12_3_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Sensorial Perspectives

Anna Des  |  Cesar Alvarez  |  Adam Craemer  |  Mihalis Papakalodoukas  |  Manoushak Azad  |  Pierre Boisseau  |  Graciela Fortunata  |  Volkmar Jesiek

Landscapes of the Mind

Clea von Döhren  |  Leilani  |  Clare Page  |  Noel Ortiz  |  Bekir Smolski  |  Jac Fear

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.

November Exhibitions: Divergent Realities and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

This November, Agora Gallery will cover remarkable ground within contemporary art through Divergent Realities and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition Divergent Realities is a collection of six artists with uniquely well-defined visual languages. Comprising a detailed watercolor artist, a realist pencil draftsman, a surrealist, a graphic landscape artist, and two abstract painters, the small group is completely different from one another in its concerns and experiments, yet exist in harmony. Illumination features a similarly wide-ranging group of photographers, with abstraction, action, still life, and landscape all included. We see forests, libraries, skyscrapers, lions, and highways. The artists are plainly well-traveled and knowledgeable, and bring their learning to bear on the work. Every photograph on display offers a contemporary view of the world while still referencing the long, socially loaded history of the medium. Both a science and an art form, photography is pushed to its boundaries in Illumination. Together, Agora Gallery’s November exhibitions offer the cutting edge in today’s art.

Both exhibitions open November 8, 2016 and run through November 30, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Reception: Thursday November 10, 2016, 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/receptionexhibitions/11_10_2016.aspx   

Featured Artists:

Divergent Realities

Menno Vos  |  David J. Marchi  |  Chantal Roy  |  Pauli Zmolek  |  Leni Berliner  |  Tiko Sanikidze

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Cynthia Chace Gray  |  Florian Mueller  |  Iryna Brown  |  Bree Castillau  |  Mary Pearson  |  Kathleen Messmer  |  Steven Anggrek  |  Antonio Biagiotti

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.

Wendy Gillespie and Idiosyncratic Expressions

This fall Agora Gallery is pleased to present Solo Exhibition: Wendy Gillespie and group exhibition Idiosyncratic Expressions. Wendy Gillespie paints landscapes that manage to be both highly detailed and impressionistic in their light touch. The works incorporate a mature sense of color and a classical artist’s sensitivity to distance and atmosphere. Gillespie’s versatile skills allow her to depict a wide range of water and land scenes, including tranquil lakes, churning oceans, grassy plains, sun-bathed orchards, and stately mountains. With Gillespie’s finely tuned observational paintings on one hand, the gallery will also feature a group exhibition of exceptional transformative agility in Idiosyncratic Expressions. These cutting-edge interpreters offer surreal visions of people walking up walls, untethered shapes floating through space, and real-world landmarks filtered through bold colors and flattened perspectives. Figures, objects, and terrains are all reimagined. Through painting and sculpture, this group exhibition showcases some of the strongest and most precise artistic visions in the contemporary landscape.

Both exhibitions will open on October 14th, 2016 and run through November 3rd, 2016 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, October 20 from 6-8 PM. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: October 14, 2016 – November 3, 2016

Reception: Thursday October 20, 2016, 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/receptionexhibitions/10_20_2016.aspx  

Featured Artists:

Te Hirangi: Wendy Gillespie / a Solo Exhibition

Wendy Gillespie

Idiosyncratic Expressions

Yetty Elzas  |  Luz Letts  |  Maria Bayardo  |  Susan Marx  |  Kerstin Lundin  |  Nomi Knecht  |  Rody  |  Mark Salevitz  |  Brenda Ness-Cooper  |  Laura Colantonio  |  Sandra Mueller-Dick  |  Henrik Sjöström  |  Alexander Telin  |  Arlette Zurbuchen

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.

An Autumn of Adventure and Creativity at Agora Gallery – NYC

This September Agora Gallery will present three exhibitions that illustrate art’s ability to tell an ever-expanding range of stories in an almost limitless number of ways. In Interpretive Realms, nature in all its diversity is vividly captured and powerfully transformed through the views of five artists who, though they work in media ranging from photography to traditional Japanese art, all pursue the goal of building a strong personal statement from what they see in the world around them.

Masters of the Imagination presents the work of three women artists from Latin America, each of whom employs a strongly individual take on color, line and texture to provide a surprisingly varied look at a singular artistic heritage. Ardian Tragaj / a solo exhibition puts the challenging vision of the Albanian artist on display, with paintings that combine a lighthearted sense of whimsy with a disturbing undercurrent of darkness and conflict that reflect the political storms which have affected his homeland.

These three exhibits serve to remind us of the many seeming divides that art can bridge—realism vs. abstraction, personal vs. political or dark vs. light. Each of the artists whose work is being shown possesses an ability to harness the energy of those dualities, resulting in works that engage viewers on many levels. Agora Gallery is pleased to be able to present a survey that so successfully demonstrates the continuing emotional and visual power of art.

All three exhibitions will run from September 20, 2016 through October 11, 2016. The opening reception will take place on the evening of September 22nd from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: September 20, 2016 – October 11, 2016

Reception: Thursday September 22, 2016, 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/receptionexhibitions/9_22_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Ardian Tragaj / a solo exhibition

Ardian Tragaj

Interpretive Realms

Ellen Cuylaerts  |  David Stanley Hewett  |  Vida Ryan  |   Marianne Scholtes  |  Vincent Torre

Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition

Michelin Basso  |  Luz Benavente  | Mariana Lino

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.

Unbound Perspectives – Exploring Mediums and the World at Agora Gallery – NYC

Agora Gallery presents Unbound Perspectives, a group exhibition highlighting work that presents reality with heightened aesthetic possibilities. Bringing together no fewer than eighteen artists, the exhibition is an eclectic mixture of photography, painting, and sculpture. Some pieces present subtler, updated forms of surrealism: familiar objects and figures taken out of context and placed into new environments, or classic art historical tableaux with present-day icons swapped in. Other pieces are rooted in abstraction and approach the familiar from the opposite end of the spectrum. There are investigations into color, line, and texture, all as they relate to depicting things from the real world – and especially, imagining them differently. Every work in Unbound Perspectives shares the tension of seeing foreign elements integrated with everyday things. The exhibition celebrates the new and the unexpected, with eyes forward but always carrying knowledge of the past.

Unbound Perspectives will be on view from August 26th – September 15th, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 1st, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: August 26, 2016 – September 15, 2016

Reception: Thursday September 1, 2016, 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/exhibitionannouncement/Unbound_8_26_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Gloria Bhargava  |  Jacky Cheng  |  Von Coop  |  Lynn M Doyal  |  Bradley Gay  |  Monika Gloviczki  |  Stacie Hernandez  |  Kenji Inoue  |  Şebnem Keçeli  |  Sergey Kir  |  Leonardo LEMORÉ  |  Linda Leslie  |  Laurie S. Levin  |  Sherman Lin  |  Koki Morimoto  |  Cindy Parsley  |  George Struikelblok  |  Amanda Von Riesen  |  Mahnaz Weldy  |  Keiichi Yonemoto

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 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition – NYC

This August, Agora Gallery is delighted to present the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition, a collection of work selected by a jury of industry experts in the 31st annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. The outstanding participants hail from all over the world and represent an incredible range of style and medium. Sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, and mixed media are all included.

Some pieces employ minimalist techniques to explore texture and form, particularly in regards to negative space. Some revel in bright colors and the creation of dense jungles of detail. Still others deconstruct the human figure and interrogate the meaning of our self-representation. An innovative photographer produces searing emotional portraits. A new kind of landscape shows plants in intimate close-up. Each chosen artist gives us a different temperament, a different visual language. Most importantly, every artist in this exhibition offers a unique slice of modernity.

The exhibition opens on August 11th and will run until August 23rd, 2016. The opening reception will take place Thursday, August 11th, from 6-8 PM. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: August 11, 2016 – August 23, 2016

Reception: Thursday August 11, 2016, 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/exhibitionannouncement/Chelsea_8_11_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Celina Baldasarre  |  Vassilina Dikidjieva  |  Danielle E Miller  |  Victoria Estacio Huckins  |  Cecil EciAm Gresham Sr.  |  Yueli Guo  |  Kaethe Haase Kornstein  |  Adam Horrigan  |  Dongze Huo  |  Esther Huser  |  André Laplante  |  Rodrigo Lopez Gomez  |  Daniel Ortega Buitrón  |  Sophia Pistofidou  |  Eelze J Ploegh| Anat Propper Goldenberg  | Nancy V. Ridenour  |  Fátima Sarute  |  Alain Schroeder  |  Diane Schroeder | Nora Sidoine  |  Akina Tokiyoshi  |  Liz Walinski  |  Wenjianglin  |  Xi Zhang

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.