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Encounters: Nature and Culture

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 to Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Thursday, 15 March 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Encounters: Nature and Culture frames new ways of assessing the tension between nature and instinct. While typically the animal world and civilization are at odds, Encounters: Nature and Culture shows us how the two can co-exist, either in the relaxed manner specific to play or within the thinking contemplative mind as it searches for axiomatic truths. In both cases, what Encounters demonstrates is the inescapable quality of subjectivity that attaches itself to the most realistic works, giving them an expressive aura that declares the hand of the artist with the delineation of a work’s theme.

Featuring six artists, the works included in Encounters foreground the indefinite limit where selfhood ends and the world begins. Elena Gastón Nicolás and MVR both take landscapes as their theme, and yet the brazen colors of the worlds they depict make their pictures hyperreal, suggesting the manner in which the mind reconstructs experience from memory. Daniel Loveridge and Ellen Cuylaerts utilize techniques specific to “photographic realism,” while making sure only to depict structures and beings that reflect back an intense quality of subjectivity. Finally, Franck Sastre and Zie Otto, in their respective media, portray a lyrical awareness: Sastre, in mixed-media works that appear both realistic and dreamlike, and Otto in photographs in that seem to capture the reflexivity of self-awareness within the frame of a portrait.

Encounters: Nature and Culture opens to the public on March 13th and runs through April 3rd, 2018, with an opening reception on Thursday, March 15, 2018 6-8 PM. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: March 13 - April 3, 2018

Reception: Thursday March 15, 2018 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/Encounters_3_13_2018.aspx

Featured Artists:

Ellen Cuylaerts | Elena Gastón Nicolás | Daniel Loveridge | Zie Otto | Michael Victor ▪ MVR | Franck Sastre

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.


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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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