Persistence of Form
April 25 - May 16, 2017
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Persistence of Form brings together a select few artists playing with realism and form for a unique exhibition in today's art landscape. There are several approaches to depicting the human body: as a full-length study of emotional body language, as instantly recognizable famous figures playfully reimagined, and as a hyperrealistic confrontation in tight close-up. There is the painter who depicts contemporary life as a series of details snatched from the everyday, blown up and treated with grandeur. There is the pastel artist who creates nature imagery out of heightened colors and idealized details. This collection of work highlights the different ways that we recognize and understand familiar shapes.
Agora Gallery was established by the late Miki Stiles, MFA, to provide opportunities to artists entering the global art market. Located in the heart of the famous Chelsea art district, the gallery occupies the ground floor of 530 West 25th Street.