530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
(212) 226-4151
  •   Parfums de Femmes
    Varnish on Copper
    35" x 47"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Allegra
    Varnish on Copper
    45" x 38"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Irisidia
    Varnish on Copper
    45" x 38"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Embrasement
    Varnish on Copper
    37" x 30"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Envol Sensuel
    Varnish on Copper
    37" x 30"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Les Femmes Papillons
    Varnish on Copper
    34" x 22"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Soleil Bleu
    Varnish on Copper
    23" x 17"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Terre-Ciel
    Varnish on Copper
    45" x 38"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Paradisia
    Varnish on Copper
    37" x 30"
    Maev MAEV

  •   Naître
    Varnish on Copper
    37" x 30"
    Maev MAEV


Maev MAEV

MAEV MAEV

Symphony of Color
April 24 - May 15, 2012
Reception: Thursday April 26, 2012 6-8 PM

Press Release

For French, Quebec-based visual artist and musician MAEV (Maev Marchini), periods of intense hardship and difficulty produce the greatest artistic developments. An especially trying time in the late 1980s led her to abandon the oil painting she had long practiced and explore a very original and unchartered set of materials: copper and varnish. The resulting aesthetic, which she has continued to push and explore since that time, is characterized by bright, luminescent hues, fluid colors and glimmering ridges where the outlines of forms and figures are engraved into the copper plates.

Much like her choice of materials, MAEV’s subject matter is wildly eclectic, ranging from mystical and symbolist figures and scenes featuring supernatural characters and otherworldly landscapes to dazzling and purely abstract pools of swirling colors. Her unique process balances a set of fascinating formal tensions. Though she paints on a very heavy material support, the copper’s sheen reflects light elegantly so that the colored varnishes appear to glow, lending her works a sense of ethereal, serene weightlessness.


Invitation to the exhibition

Visit our Facebook Fan Page Agora Gallery Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter Agora Gallery Twitter
Read Our Blog Agora Gallery Blog
Watch Our Videos Agora Gallery YouTube

Get the latest Art Gallery news



BBB

Home   |   Current Exhibitions   |   Annual Exhibitions   |   Gallery Representation   |   Show your Art in NYC   |   Art Competition   |   Art for Sale   |   Calendar   |   Agora Newsletters
ARTisSpectrum   |   Agora Gallery Blog   |   Agora Gallery on Facebook   |   Agora Gallery on Twitter   |   Google+   |   LinkedIn   |   Instagram   |   Privacy Policy

Copyright & Disclaimer - © 1984-2014 Agora Gallery, All Rights Reserved