530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Ela Kurowska
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Brought Forth Abundantly   Brought Forth Abundantly
    Photograph on Glossy Paper
    19.5" x 27.5"
    Ela Kurowska

  • Primeval Happiness   Primeval Happiness
    Photograph on Glossy Paper
    19.5" x 27.5"
    Ela Kurowska

  • To Rule Over the Night   To Rule Over the Night
    Photograph on Glossy Paper
    19.5" x 27.5"
    Ela Kurowska

  • That Bear Fruit   That Bear Fruit
    Photograph on Glossy Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
    Ela Kurowska


Ela Kurowska

ELA KUROWSKA

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
April 22 - May 13, 2014
Reception: Thursday May 1, 2014 6-8 PM

As a photographer and biochemist, Canadian artist Ela Kurowska is fascinated by the origins of life and profoundly influenced by a lifelong interest in life sciences. Her works appear cosmic and revelatory in portraying the transformation of organic matter into living organisms. Through amorphous fluid shapes and crystalline forms, we see the construction and deconstruction present in nature’s struggle to become alive. The life-size, organic compositions – designed and photographed by the artist – resemble simple life forms emerging from darkness, bursting with vibrant color and light.

In creating these images, Kurowska developed a novel technique that exploits the mesmerizing visual effects produced by transparent organic gels photographed in polarized light. Uniting three disciplines that seldom meet – photography, biochemistry and material science – the artist captures the essence of living matter.  Each work, richly suffused in light and color, seeks to visualize the overpowering primal forces that compel the natural world to create and develop living matter. In this we witness evolution itself with all its elements of trial and error, simplicity, complication and surprises.




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984