Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, which opens July 28, 2017 and runs through August 17, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday August 3 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.
Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 17, 2017
Reception: Thursday August 3, 2017 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Enigmatic Visions: Beauty in the Details
Jonathan Mann | Anna Galea | Tammy Phillips | James Chisholm | Larry Greenberg | Mark W. Malone | Linco7n. | Yuki Goodman | Antonio Biagiotti | D. L. Brabander | Elizabeth Sabine | Annette Balsgaard | Naini Kumar | Olena Bogatska
About the Exhibition:
Agora Gallery presents Enigmatic Visions, a new collective exhibition that is singular in its attention to the subtlety that can be found in contemporary art. While many equate progress with simply making the next piece bigger and louder, that is not the beginning and end of the state of today’s art landscape. Though the eleven artists on display in Enigmatic Visions come from all corners of the globe, each brings out the magic in more modest concerns.
This shared interest in the small scale can manifest in many different ways. It can be a study of physically empty places: flat, rocky plains or the lonely, mysterious seas. It can be zooming in on a single object for an updated take on the still life. This is a recurring motif in the exhibition, from a series of austere black-and-white photos of flower blossoms to intensely focused images of the body in motion. It can even be a small psychological space, such as the depiction of a single figure or an isolated group of people.
Enigmatic Visions opens July 28 and runs through August 17, 2017 with an opening reception Thursday, August 3 from 6 – 8 pm. Entrance is free.
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: The Best of 2017
Opens August 19, 2017 and runs through August 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 19 from 6-8 pm. Agora Gallery is pleased to present the 2017 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Now in its 32nd year, the competition has a rich history of recognizing exciting new talent from all over the world. This year’s participants display a growing social awareness, an eager curiosity of spatial and tonal questions, and outstanding technical skill.
Breaking with Realism
Opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm.Breaking with Realism is a group exhibition that explores 19 artists’ respective insights on themes of spirituality, humanity, and the natural world. Through a variety of mediums, the exhibition considers how dynamic arrangements of color, texture, line, and composition can impact the visceral nature of the human experience.
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.
Heydoyou.com was invited to attend the event for celebrating the launch and signing of the great book
– My Elizabeth by Firooz Zahedi
at Leila Heller Gallery, Manhattan, NYC.
Firooz Zahedi was born in Tehran, Iran and attended secondary school in England before moving to the United States in 1969 to study at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art.
After working as a photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, he moved to Los Angeles in 1978 with Elizabeth Taylor, as her personal photographer on the film, “A Little Night Music.” He later became a contract photographer for Vanity Fair.
His editorial work has also appeared in Vogue, GQ, Town & Country, Architectural Digest and Entertainment Weekly. His portraits, fine art photographs, and collages have been shown in prominent galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Basel, London and Dubai as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach. Firooz and his wife divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles, New York and Palm Beach.
Very few people had private access to the celebrity, but acclaimed photographer Firooz Zahedi met the mega-star as a budding photographer at the age of 27.
At the time, he did not know that the mesmerizing violet-eyed star would become one of his biggest professional supporters and dearest friends.
Documenting a little-known era of Taylor’s life, from age 44 to the end of the star’s life, Taylor’s photos in My Elizabeth, many of which are never-before-published, offer a singular glimpse into her private life. Zahedi reveals an extraordinarily playful and yet whimsical, down-to-earth spirit not otherwise captured by celebrity photographers.
- Hardcover: 206 pages
- Publisher: Glitterati (March 23, 2016)
- Language: English