Agora Gallery is celebrating the variety, beauty and complexity of the world in this month’s exhibition. Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography opens April 19, 2011 and runs until May 10, 2011, with the opening reception taking place on April 21, 2011. As always, all art-lovers are warmly invited to attend, and entrance is free. Those who appreciate the subtlety and appeal of fine art photography are particularly encouraged to visit this biannual and ever-popular show.

Part of the thrill of viewing the work of fine art photographers is that they begin, on some level, with an aspect of the world we all share, and from there move on to present it to us in a way that shows us something new. It is this ability to change the way reality is perceived that makes the photographs magical and even fascinating.

Continuing in the theme of perception and interpretation, some of the artists choose to include symbolism in their works, encouraging us to consider and connect with wider themes and ideas. Others create a certain narrative flow, relishing in the power of their images to tell a story, or a part of a story, without the need for words.

There is also an infectious sense of movement and flow that pervades many of the photographs which will make viewers both appreciate what has been captured and wish that the world they see around them every day bore more resemblance to what they see before them in the exhibition. If how we perceive it is part of the challenge, however, perhaps this show will help us to see through new eyes.

Exhibition dates: April 19, 2011 – May 10, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Featured artists: Jeanne Anderton, Luis Beltrán, Carlo Di Giacomo, Jose A. Gallego, Valdemaro Grifoni, Robyn Hills, Kelly Hunt, Michael Katz, Debra Kayata, David LaBella, Guy Marino, Lennette Newell, Denis Palbiani, Yvonne Ribes Zankl, Carolyn Rogers, Shifra, Caryn Singer, Rainer Maria Stark, Martin Zalba Ibáñez

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