On Earth and Elsewhere takes as its point of departure two of the most significant themes in Western art: namely, the landscape and the human face. Taken together, the ten artists on exhibit offer up a meditative vista regarding how individuals and groups experience their relationship to the earth. Operating in a predominantly figurative mode, the exhibition moves through different vantage points of art history—from the tenor of aristocratic feudalism to the modern reality of the city.
Most of the works on view are rendered using acrylic paint. This quick-drying, plastic-like medium is representative of the intentionality underlying each work. Alluding to historical themes, each work nevertheless speaks to the sensation of duress characteristic of contemporary society. An attitude of distress regarding climate change, the status of feminism, and the histories which might be lost to rising water levels permeates the exhibition. This mood of concern is brought home by the way each work seems to posit an exclusive either/or: viewers see either a human figure, or a beatific landscape unsullied by the intervention of man-made innovation.
On Earth and Elsewhere opens at January 4, 2019, and will be on display until January 24, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 10th, 6-8 PM. All are welcome to attend. Entrance to the gallery is free.
Exhibition Dates: January 4 – January 24, 2019
Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Earth_1_4_2019
Jerry Anderson | Travis Ballantyne | Miss C | John Herzberg | Clare Holzer | Oleg Kirnos | Ethan Lam | Gabriella Mirabelli | Maggie G. Moran | David Pallua | Michael Victor ▪ MVR | Shinozaki Yuko
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.