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
Gregg Emery
From Here to There
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Procession   Procession
    Acrylic on Muslin
    37" x 45"
    Gregg Emery

  • Apthorpe II   Apthorpe II
    Acrylic on Muslin
    40" x 36"
    Sold
    Gregg Emery

  • Like Teardrops in the Rain  (For Roy)   Like Teardrops in the Rain
    (For Roy)
    Acrylic on Muslin
    36" x 48"
    Gregg Emery

  • Goldfinger I   Goldfinger I
    Acrylic on Muslin
    25" x 25"
    Sold
    Gregg Emery


Gregg Emery

GREGG EMERY

From Here to There
March 8 - March 29, 2016
Reception: Thursday March 10, 2016 6-8 PM

The works and the world of Gregg Emery are inherently imperfect: purposefully paradoxical marriages between simplicity and complexity, clarity and confusion. Emery uses each of his works to complicate his two recurring forms: the circle and the rectangle. He uses sheer physicality to drag his paint into these two shapes, allowing the colors and individual marks of each bristle to interact with one another on his muslin base in ways that are both entirely intentional, yet also left slightly to chance. Each of Emery's pieces contains a unique, yet often limited, color palette, often inspired by unexpected sources. Derived from his everyday life, Emery's recent color choices are inspired by films: James Bond, Twilight, and Indiana Jones, to name a few. “Movies are modern mythology, religion, or meditation,” says the artist. “Movie makers are the gods, the creators of worlds, akin to the masters of the Renaissance.” 

Through his powerful color selections and movements, Emery awakens something primal within his viewers. He triggers associations both intended and unexpected, allowing the viewer to continuously enjoy the works with their own, ever-evolving interpretations. 




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