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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Garese
I Remember You, I Know this Place
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
  • Trèfle à Quatre Feuilles / Four-leaf Clover
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16" 
  • Costa Brava
Oil on Canvas
39.5" x 32" 
  • Mediterranean Garden
Oil on Canvas
39.5" x 31.5" 
  • La Lettre
Oil on Canvas
31.5" x 39.5" 
  • Summer Languor
Oil on Canvas
39.5" x 59" 
Garese

GARESE

I Remember You, I Know this Place
November 10 – December 1, 2018
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6-8 PM

Painting figurative works, still lifes, and portraits, the French-born artist Corinne Garese (also known simply as Garese) skillfully blends classic artistic conventions and styles with decidedly modern elements. With a range of painterly techniques and modes at her disposal, each of her paintings is rendered in a unique manner, with a particular method adopted to the aesthetic concern of melding form and content. With this, there’s a decorative atmosphere in Garese’s works: a use of painterly gestures and textures to not only highlight the interpenetration of light, but to also lend her works a kind of otherworldly elegance.

In her oil on canvas work, Trèfle à Quatre Feuilles (Four-leaf Clover), Garese’s more Symbolist leanings come to the fore. Conveying a sense of mystery reminiscent of the paintings of Odilon Redon, Gareses’s comparatively more staid palette and interest in the relationship of light to shadow nevertheless creates a haunting scene—one both allegorical and figurative. Indeed, in terms of the realism with which the objects and person in the painting are rendered, a kind of cautionary tale seems to be described in images.


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