Agora Gallery showcases new perspectives on realism this spring with Persistence of Form. A highly specialized group exhibition, Persistence of Form brings together representational artists working in oil, pastel, spray paint, watercolor, and acrylic. Though they vary widely in subject matter and approach, every participant is thoughtful and focused in rendering form, down to the small details. However, unlike many traditionally realistic works, these pieces are spirited, unexpected, and thoroughly modern. This exhibition highlights an area of the contemporary art scene that is often overlooked by both the public and many art institutions.
Only a handful of artists were chosen to participate in Persistence of Form. There is a landscape artist who conjures images of the environment that manage to be both incredibly accurate and utterly fantastic visions of paradise. There are two portraitists: one who depicts faces at close range with hyperrealism, and one who employs the full-length body as a vehicle for emotional expression. There is the artist who interrogates famous figures using their recognizable forms, and the artist who captures little moments of everyday life in saturated colors.
Persistence of Form begins April 25, 2017 and runs 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/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Persistence_4_25_2017.aspx
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.
Christian Barbosa,Beresnak,Oil on Canvas,47.5”x31.5”
Josie Mengai,Water Lilies and Boat,Digital Print on Aluminum,30”x22.75”
Sandra Nitchie,La Catrina, Frida Kahlo I,Acrylic on Canvas,30”x24”
Raul Mariaca Dalence,Maui Beach,Pastel on Canvas,16”x20.5”
Marina Sutter,Who Am ,Acrylic & Oil on Canvas,35.5”x43.5”