Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography and Spring Awakenings

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 3rd, 6-8pm

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the opening reception of Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography and Spring Awakenings on Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8pm. 

The exhibitions will be on view April 28th through May 18th.

We look forward to seeing you!

Agora Gallery

530 W 25th Street

New York, NY

Hours: 11am-6pm, Tues.-Sat.

ILLUMINATION: AN EXHIBITION OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Luminescence as a painterly medium to convey attitude, emotion, and atmosphere

 

Spring Awakenings

Transforming the everyday and disrupting the conventional ways of interpreting the world

 

Heaven and Earth

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 5th, 6-8pm

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the opening reception of Heaven and Earth on Thursday, April 5th from 6-8pm.

The exhibition will be on view April 5th through April 25th.

We look forward to seeing you!

Agora Gallery
530 W 25th Street
New York, NY
Hours: 11am-6pm, Tues.-Sat.

Featuring explorations of the beauty within both the sublime and the everyday

Agora Artists in Weihai, China

From opening receptions to art fairs, Agora Gallery is always proud to share updates on the participation of its artists in various events. After our represented artists successfully participated in the Shanghai Art Fair 2017 edition, we’re delighted to present a selection of images from the opening reception of the West Contemporary Arts Appreciation Society exhibition, in Weihai, where their works are featured!

Guests participating in the West Contemporary Arts Appreciation Society exhibition

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Banjerd Lekkong: Creating Stories with Sculpture

In Thai, the name “Banjerd” means creativity, and “Lekkong” means durable metal. “I believe I was born to be an artist who creates “Lekkong” art,” says sculptor Banjerd Lekkong. He was born in the Phimai district, Nakhon Ratchasima, which is where the Ramayana sculpture is located, chosen by UNESCO as an archaeological world heritage site. These sculptures, the rocks of Phimai historical park, Thai architecture, Thai art and so on have all influenced the artist since he was young. His first artisan teacher was his father, who taught Lekkong, since he was eight years old, about steel and the different methods in steel-making, such as steel-turning and metal welding. When Lekkong grew up, he used this knowledge and his creative abilities as an inspiration for his creations.

Artist Banjerd Lekkong with "Ravana's Standing," Iron, 80" x 80" x 20"

Artist Banjerd Lekkong with “Ravana’s Standing,” Iron, 80″ x 80″ x 20″

“I would like to create artwork that extends beyond the imagination, and also reflects unexpected inverse feelings,” he says. “I aim to transform this solid material into something lively and emotional with wavering proportion and posture.” All of Lekkong’s ideas are new but based on Asian tradition and culture. His artworks reflect his identity. Using whatever materials he has available, his sculptures are meant to present his ideas in ways that are unexpected and imaginative; each sculpture is one of a kind.

Each work shows emotion and feeling through posture and expression of the eyes. Using solid metal to make something beautiful soft, and tender, Lekkong creates many things: an exclusive piece of art, a unique creation, and a piece of sensation. We went to the depths of the artist’s mind to learn more about these masterpieces eternal from the hands Banjerd Lekkong.

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Agora Gallery’s April 28th Opening Reception

Thursday, April 28th might have been a little cool and rainy outside, but things were heating up at Agora Gallery with the opening reception for our two newest exhibitions: Solitary Spaces and the always incredible Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. With photographers, painters, and sculptors coming from around the world and sharing not only their works, but their lives, Gallery Director Angela Di Bello felt that the reception was the epitome of the Agora Gallery Founder, Miki Stiles’, original goal when starting the gallery back in 1984. “Her intention was to bring together artists from all over the world. To share and bring their art together,” said Angela.

The artists during the opening introduction

The artists during the opening introduction

Angela went on to talk about the importance of art, not only as a member of the art world but as a member of society: “You are in a sense, a soldier. You have the strength to do this. You bring joy to the world, and I want to say thank you for that.”

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A Live Donkey, Golden Toilet, and Dali’s Diary Coming to NYC : Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from 17th April – 23rd April, 2016.

 

Source: Artnetnews

Source: Artnetnews

 

This week we saw the diary of Salvador Dali go on sale, a gold toilet made for the Guggenheim, and most important, our very own Agora Gallery featured on this week’s Project Runway!

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New To Artmine: Color

“The craving for color is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Color is a raw material indispensable to life. At every era of his existence and his history, the human being has associated color with his joys, his actions and his pleasures.” – Fernand Leger

art for colorists

Color has been an informative element throughout the history of art. During the Renaissance, the ultramarine pigment was more expensive than gold, and thus was used in paintings to establish social-class. Contemporary art such as the spot series by Damien Hirst, focuses on the relationship between, and the representation of different colors.

There is a scientific reasoning for how color happens, but this information holds no relevance to humans, who attribute color to their lives in more sentimental ways. People claim ownership over colors by declaring their favorite from a young age. Artist’s declare ownership by manipulating the use of color to create meaning. Whether your favorite color is orange or blue, the wavelengths of light reflecting off of these works are sure to captivate and energize you.

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