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
Ángela García
Pathway to Abstraction
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Geography   Geography
    Mixed Media on Paper
    18" x 24"
    Ángela García

  • Sun   Sun
    Mixed Media on Paper
    28" x 39"
    Ángela García

  • Vulcan   Vulcan
    Mixed Media on Paper
    28" x 39"
    Ángela García


Ángela García

ÁNGELA GARCÍA

Pathway to Abstraction
December 17 - January 9, 2014
Reception: Thursday December 19, 2013 6-8 PM

“I search for the origins,” says Angela Garcia, “the roots of art and the archaic aesthetics.” Garcia’s search informs every aspect of her art — from the powder pigments she uses to the subtle colors and textures of her canvases. She notes that the pigments she employs hearken back to “the first settlers who painted magical symbols on the walls of the caves,” and the layered colors of her paintings create a vivid sense of the earth while also creating powerful effects of sunlight, air and space. The resulting images have the simplicity of those cave paintings, incorporating basic hieroglyphic-style characters, and the sophistication of modern abstraction.

That sense of bridging artistic worlds is a central part of Garcia’s process. Steeping herself in the roots of ancient cultures, she makes paintings that reference them, but primarily uses those echoes as a path toward a goal that is both universal and highly specific. “I always paint what really connects me with the emotion of the creative moment,” she says, “without considering the good or bad consequences.”




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