Agora Gallery presents Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, a globe-trotting collection of contemporary images spanning nature, architecture, social commentary, and technical experimentation. A compelling element of Illumination is that it explores the possibilities of digital photography in a deep, thoughtful way that is usually only reserved for traditional cameras and film.
The six artists included in Illumination each use the storytelling aspect of photography in radically different ways. One photographer lights clean, geometrical architecture to best underline its tactile quality – a fresh, intimate perspective on structures that are sometimes seen as large-scale or impersonal. Similarly, one artist photographs car details in shockingly bright colors and extreme close-up, inviting the viewer into a relationship with these manmade vehicles. There is an artist who creates surrealistic, symbolic images of modern consumerism, while another seeks to capture everyday life in some of the most remote places on earth with warm empathy. There is a photographer who turns real landscapes into imaginary spaces. The final two participants are abstract photographers who break new ground in the digital format with their experiments in saturation, exposure, and printing.
Illumination opens May 19, 2017 and runs through June 8, 2017 with an 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/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Illumination_5_19_2017.aspx
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.
Aitor Izaguirre Ansa,Basque Culinary Center,Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper,14”x24”
Marco Carnaroli,#051 Ferrari – Scraps Series,Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper,24”x16”
Chet B. Simpson,Abstract Seagul,Photograph on Plexiglass,60”x45”
Estelle Choe,Money Shot,Photograph on Fine Art Paper,15”x15”
Wallace,Fields in Winter,Photographic Print on Fine Art Paper,16”x20”
Mohamed Bengriba,Open Mouthed,Digital Photograph on Fine Art Paper,20”x29.5”
Olga Loschinina,Innuendo,Photography on Canvas,24”x35.5”