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.

Beauty of Color, Line and Form at Agora this October – NYC

As summer’s heat subsides and the warm smells of pumpkin and spice break through the cool, crisp air, Agora Gallery opens its doors to new exhibitions of exceptional note. This October, you’ll find a refreshing and diverse selection of work by talented artists from all over the globe. In Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada, contemporary Canadian artists demonstrate their skill as focused through the natural majesties of their country and its cultural influence. Divergent Realities brings forth the work of artists whose close observation of the world acts as a catalyst for the impulses of their own interpretation. In Modalities of Expression the audience is introduced to the richly varied ways in which artists choose to give form to their inner visions and ideas, and the beguiling charm that these forms possess. George Tsatsos: EU-TOPIAS presents the work of a lifelong artist who only recently began to share his creations with others. An explosion of color, geometry, and detail, his paintings allude to greats like Escher and Haring just as much as they forge their own chapter in art history.

Exhibition Dates:October 10, 2014 – October 30, 2014

Reception:Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/10_16_2014.aspx

Featured Artists:

Modalities of Expression

Angélique Droessaert  |  Ricky Montilla  |  SAHBA  |  Frederik Kløve Jacobsen  |  Joëlle Kem Lika  |  Susan Marx  |  Val d’Off  |  Stephan Schoeppler  |  David Utermann  |  Pauline Walsh

Divergent Realities

Maryhelen Ewing  |  Kristina Garon  |  Karen Greville-Smith  |  Debbie Grossman  |  Kenji Inoue  |  Giorgio Linda  |  Brenda Ness-Cooper  |  Nobuko Ogawa  |  Claudia Pombo  |  Thomas Raoult  |  Robert Paul Saphier

Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada

Edward Bahoric  |  Côté  |  Lina Faroussi  |  Donna Giraud  |  Jennifer Gough  |  Marianne Meyer  |  Komi Olaf  |  Zaineb Shaban  |  Carole St-Germain  |  NEEOCO

George Tsatsos: EU-TOPIAS

George Tsatsos

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 Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen debuts fall Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

Surround yourself with the beauty of handmade craft while you soak in the autumn foliage of Rittenhouse Square. The inaugural autumn complement to the Guild’s spring Fine Craft Fair at the prestigious Rittenhouse Square will bring more than 140 craftsmen to downtown Philadelphia, October 11, 12, and 13.

During the three-day event, patrons can peruse original works of hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine porcelain, blown glass, and more.  Craftsmen are jury-selected into the show, ensuring that craft lovers and collectors find products that embody precise craftsmanship, creative design, and unique style.

Philadelphia potter Jerry Bennett exemplifies these three qualities.  An expert in the use of paperclay, Bennett’s ethereal pottery is carefully formed, thoughtfully embellished, and elegantly glazed.  His designs and construction are highly contemporary, but draws inspiration from traditional techniques such as pit-firing.

“Buying fine craft gives you the opportunity to express your own handmade style with something unique,” says Sherrie Boyer, executive director.  “And it also gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the craftsmen who made it.  It’s a gift to be able to wake up under a quilt made by someone you know, or sit down on a bench that was created just for you.”

The fine craft fair is open Friday, October 11 from 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday, October 12 from 11 am – 7 pm, and Sunday, October 13 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Admission is free. More details at www.pacrafts.org/october.