Make art part of your new year by visiting Agora Galleryâ€™s upcoming exhibitions. Let the harmony, joy and resonance of Figuratively Speaking add new vitality to your day, become intrigued by the charm and mystery embedded in the works of Degrees of Abstraction and feel the thrill of being poised on the brink of inspiration and discovery as you examine the art of Portal to Enigma. The exhibitions begin on January 17, 2012 and continue until February 7, 2012. The opening reception will take place on January 19, 2012. Entrance is free and all art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.
There is an abiding sense of honesty and integrity that runs through the works that make up Figuratively Speaking. Whether the artist seeks to capture aspects of the natural world, the complexity of human nature or a personal emotion or experience, there is no doubt that their creation is motivated by a powerful belief and a desire to share a message and understanding. This, combined with the artistsâ€™ skill, makes viewing these artworks a profoundly memorable experience.
In Degrees of Abstraction, visitors will be fascinated by the varying approaches to form and the way it is portrayed. Allowing their backgrounds and knowledge to influence their artistic process, these artists use their own sources of inspiration to share that valuable energy with others, pouring creative vivacity into their creations so that it can, in turn, reach the hearts and minds of those who come into contact with the works.
Portal to Enigma presents a collection of compelling artworks that speak to their audience on a number of levels and through many different techniques. While full of an awareness of the vulnerabilities and frailties of human nature, they are also impressively optimistic and encouraging, standing as proof that new perceptions are possible and that the potential for change is always there to be grasped.
Exhibition dates: January 17, 2012 â€“ February 7, 2012
Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012 6-8 PM
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues â€“ Sat, 11 a.m. â€“ 6 p.m.
Figuratively Speaking: Jim Cobb, Nancy De Boni, Lane M. Duncan, Pat Gastreich, Eliza Gomez, Gwen Graham, Patrick Mason, Coco Mobuli, Trevin Prince, Shyamala Rao, Mark Salevitz, Carmen Sotuela
Degrees of Abstraction: Sevega Adriano, Lawrence R. Armstrong, Brigitte Balbinot, Christian Bundegaard, Carmen Egea, Yuri Elperin, Laila Khan Furniturewalla, Ivana Kosanovic, Deva Lei, Marianna Merler, Marjolijn Oude Vrielink, Andreas Strobel
Portal to Enigma: Mauricio Cadavid, Roula Chreim, Rodolfo Cuesta, Jacques DesgagnĂ©s, Debra Fitzsimmons, Ignacio HĂˇbrika, Kiko Sobrino, JesĂşs UclĂ©s, Zae Ulrich, Aleksandra Vavilova