Influx of Anti-Trump Art: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Monday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from January 31st – February 6th, 2016.

Portrait by Conor Collins  Conor Collins made " using only the racist, sexist, ignorant and bigoted things he has said."

Portrait by Conor Collins made “using only the racist, sexist, ignorant and bigoted things he has said.”

This week we saw Michelangelo get a new diagnosis and we take look at the influx of anti-Trump art since he began his campaign.

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Ai Weiwei Protests Controversial Refugee Law: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Monday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from January 24th – January 30th, 2016.

Source: artnetnews

Source: artnetnews

This week saw Ai Weiwei close his Danish exhibition early and an artist on Facebook censored for a naked performance atop a toilet.

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Agora Gallery’s January 21st Opening Reception

The rest of the American Northeast is busy gathering groceries and supplies before the arrival of winter storm Jonas, but New Yorkers will always make time for a great party. This Thursday, January 21, the party was at Agora Gallery, in celebration of the opening reception for the exhibition Plurality of Expression. One of our more intimate shows, this collection features eleven artists from all around the world whose love for expression, color, and form have united in an astounding display of talent.

agora gallery opening reception

In attendance were eight of the displaying artists. We asked each of them to tell us about what being an artist means to them.  Read more

Art for the Abstract: New to ARTmine

Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”
― Arshile Gorky

ARTmine Abstract

When an artist chooses to create something abstract, they choose to take a risk. They step back from what is concrete and attempt to create a work of art that is unknown and yet recognizable to the viewer. The process of discovery in abstract art allows a viewer to see themselves: their own experiences, their own story, their own feelings. The focus is not so much on the artistic technique, but instead revolves around the overall sentiment in the artwork.

Agora Gallery is always working with artists who dare to work in the abstract, so if you are willing to delve into the unknown, then take a look at some of ARTmine’s newest abstract art.

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60% Of North American Museums Charge Admission: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Monday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from January 3rd – January 9th, 2016.

This week we learned that visiting museums in America doesn’t come cheap, that monkeys can’t sue people, and that the New York Public Library’s digital collection just got way cooler.

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Agora Gallery’s January 7th Opening Reception

There’s nothing like the thrill of anticipation before the first opening of the year, and that’s what we were all feeling in the hours leading up to the reception for The Odyssey Within and Emerging Visions. Together, the two exhibitions feature over twenty talented artists from almost every corner of the globe. We were excited to welcome many of them to our exhibition this chilly (but not bitter) January night.

The artists gathered for introductions before the event opened to the public.

The artists gathered for introductions before the event opened to the public.

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Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays, art lovers!

Please be aware that, with the holidays and the upcoming installation of our newest exhibition, we are going to be closed on certain days. Be sure to check this schedule before you come by, so you don’t accidentally miss us!

Agora Gallery will be closed the following dates: 

  • December 23rd – 28th: Closed for Installation & Holiday
  • December 31st: Closing early (3PM)
  • January 1st: Closed for New Years

Our normal hours will resume on January 2nd, after which we will be open Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM.

Have a lovely holiday season, everyone! Be sure to visit your friends at Agora Gallery the next time you are in town.

"Christmas Cake"   Oil on Board   12" x 16" Robert Lenz

“Christmas Cake” Oil on Board 12″ x 16″
Robert Lenz – featuring in Plurality of Expression at Agora Gallery from January 19th – February 9th

Agora Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street on the first and second floors. See our upcoming exhibitions catalog here: http://www.agora-gallery.com/exhibitions/upcoming.aspx

Thatcher’s Box Explodes Sales Estimate: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Monday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from December 13th – December 19th, 2015.

Photo: IBTimes.

Photo: IBTimes.

 

This week we take a look at a very expensive box, the top 10 priciest living female artists, and three wrongful arrests.

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