Lyrical Abstraction and Encounters: Nature and Culture Exhibitions

You are invited to join Agora Gallery for the opening reception of Lyrical Abstraction and Encounters: Nature and Culture exhibitions on March 15th. Experience the lively, enthusiastic atmosphere and meet our artists, collectors, and art aficionados to discuss the body of work on view.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday March 15th from 6-8PM.

The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from March 13th through to April 3rd.

We look forward to seeing you all there for a night to remember!

Agora Gallery
530 W 25th Street
New York, NY

 

Lyrical Abstraction is a renewed inquiry into the spatial questions posed by abstraction. Featuring eight artists, the exhibition features sculptures as well as watercolors and paintings, showing the enormous influence abstraction has had across media.

Encounters: Nature and Culture features six artists whose works highlight the underlying presence of subjectivity in all objective understanding. Starting with the depiction of realistic figures — be these painted or photographed — each work shows us how the hand of the artist ineluctably deviates from purely factual descriptions, delineating a world of imagined truth.

 

Visit Agora Gallery’s dedicated page to see all the artists featured in the exhibitions.

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new to artmine women

It is undeniable that women have been a pillar in art history. Not only acting as the subjects of inspiration for artists since the beginning of time, women have also been monumental to the art world in the roles of artist, curator, and innovator. The female form has been altered time and time again, traveling through centuries of artistic periods and representing a variety of topics – fertility, love, sexuality, purity.

Artists are always using the female form in new and unprecedented ways to create breath-taking works that do more than just represent the body. Check out some of these new artworks to ARTmine by artists, both male and female, who each focus on utilizing women as their subjects and muse.

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Michael Lam, “Canoe Under Moonlight,” Watercolor, 20″ x 30″

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