September 16 – October 7 : Enigmatic Realms

AK73F9C2A7_CBAE_4AA9_98C5_D1A720B5D2FFChelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Port-au-Prince-born artist Shakespeare Guirand in Enigmatic Realms. The exhibition opens on September 16 and will run until October 7, with an opening reception on September 18 to which all art lovers are invited.

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 exhibition Enigmatic Realms features work ranging from the highly abstracted to the other-wordly figurative. From splatter paintings to digital works, these mixed-media creations invite the viewer to question their preconceptions by engaging with highly thoughtful and insightful art.  The artists on display bring their unique backgrounds and life experiences to create a one-of-a-kind collection in which each piece works as an integral part of the whole and as a powerful experience of its own.

“As a young prince growing up, a sense of holiness blew over my mind,” says the Haitian born artist Shakespeare Guirand. Having hailed from a “mystical island,” he points out that the influences of Voodoo, Haiti’s elemental forces and its many overlapping cultures are apparent in his work. In these paintings bold slashes of color and subtle rhythms depict visually the intersection of the artist’s myriad intellectual, spiritual and emotional influences. Working primarily in oil and enamel on canvas or wood, for Guirand painting is a pure expression of the vacillating waves of perception we call living. Diving into melancholy, joy, risk and freedom, the works possess a lilting passion and forceful emotionality. Ripe with color and alive with texture and movement, they seem to capture each divine facet of living that we know, and probe even deeper into what remains a mystery. No matter what the formal subject matter, exploration and discovery shine through as principles at work.

When: September 16, 2014 – October 7, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Where: 530 West 25th St | Chelsea, New York

For more information, CLICK HERE! 

Featured Artists also include:

Lisa Froment  |  Ole  |  Susumu Hasegawa  |  Virginia Knapp  |  Alan McKee  |  Daniel S. Solloway  |  Lucien Tilly  |  Dave Toporowski  |  Martin VARHO

 

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