Take a virtual tour of the April 25, 2017 exhibition at Agora Gallery

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April 25 - May 16, 2017 | Reception Photos

Persistence of Form

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.

Portal to Enigma

The new group exhibition Portal to Enigma collects the newest ideas in abstraction and presents them in animated dialogue with one another. Among the many non-representational works featured, there are experiments with repetition, texture, mark-making, and heightened colors. There are stuffed compositions and pieces that speak volumes with only a few streaks. There are also highly stylized portraits that treat the face as a single, unbroken black line, figure studies that fracture the body into many different views, and landscapes that present nature as a rainbow of saturated tones. Despite their wide range of aesthetics and concerns, every piece in Portal to Enigma is marked by a tireless energy and a relentless curiosity.

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