|Date added:||20 Oct 2016|
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Zurich-based Moluccas islands-born artist Steven Anggrek in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition will open on November 8, 2016 and run through November 30, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 10 from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.
About the Artist
For Steven Anggrek, photography is more than a way of recording the world. Born in the remote Moluccas islands of Indonesia, Anggrek has a strong appreciation for the beauty of nature, but his images cover a wide range of subjects. Often sketching out the ideas for his photos before picking up the camera, he sees his work as a “handcraft” as much of a product of lenses and computers. Using 35mm and medium-format analog cameras, Anggrek develops his images, scans them and then employs the tools of digital photography to create images that distill the essence of each scene.
Whether he is isolating flowers against a stark white background, or altering the appearance of a landscape through multiple exposures, the photographer is able to bring the textures and colors of each image forward, resulting in pictures that combine a strong physical presence with a quiet, dreamlike tone. His sharp eye for color and ability to expressively juxtapose light and shadow add to that dynamic sense of contrast, and powerfully draw in the viewer.
Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2016 – November 30, 2016
Reception: Thursday November 10, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Steven_Anggrek.aspx
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Cynthia Chace Gray | Florian Mueller | Iryna Brown | Bree Castillau | Mary Pearson | Kathleen Messmer | Steven Anggrek | Antonio Biagiotti
About the Exhibition
The modern photographer in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography opens this November at Agora Gallery. The exhibition spotlights eight premier contemporary photographers who play with visual expectations and technical limitations. Three artists take on the landscape format: there are horizons filtered through layers of atmospheric gauze, otherworldly plains shot in high detail, and cityscapes framed as endless, depthless fields of pure pattern. In black-and-white and color, the viewer is offered visions of the world as yawning or claustrophobic, logical or chaotic, dreamy or cold. Alongside these are the work of an accomplished animal photographer who creates psychological portraits with her naturalistic works. Another featured photographer builds her own still life compositions, but subverts their classical realism for her unique narrative aims, and yet the quiet dreamlike works of another photographer bring a unique balance to the collection. Rounding out the exhibition are two abstract artists who use their technical prowess and historical knowledge of process to create photographs of pure light and pattern. Though the interests run far and wide among these artists, the show is an unambiguous message of modernity.
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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