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.
Included are several incisive photographers who document contemporary urban, exurban, and completely wild places with compassion and respect. One selected sculptor gives life to outsized and fantastic shapes. There is a wide range of painting on display, including pieces whose abstraction is so subtle that it verges on something more like stylization. There is also a palpable return to hyperrealism, with several impeccably realized still lifes and portraits that dare the viewer to do a double-take. Among the displayed works is a feeling of rediscovery of the hand-wrought craft of art in an increasingly digital world.
The exhibition opens August 19, 2017 and runs through August 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 19 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.
Exhibition Dates: August 19 – August 30, 2017
Reception: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
"KARAK" Bolotbek Karakeev | Allen Capriotti | Joana Cruz | Mario Daniel Quiroga | Kristin Dillon | Adriana Espinosa Calle | Mher Evoyan | Ailon Glitzenstein | Guy | Chie Hirabayashi | Emily Jones | Michel KIRCH | Ian Lee | Christina Marie Chavez Banerjee | Mauro Masin | MENPO | Fran Panza | José María Peña | Donna Pinckley | Jiantao Qu | Gabriel Schiavina | Brian Sesack | Keith Thomson | Yoong Wah Alex Wong | Holly Wilson | Rosanne Wolfe | M Y Yip | Leonard Yang
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.
Image: Chie Hirabayashi, A cat saw the wall, Analog on Gelatin Silver, 11''x 14''
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