NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Sicilian artist Lia Calamia in Pathway to Abstraction. The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 28, 2013 through July 19, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, July 11, 2013 from 6-8 pm.
About the Artist
In Lia Calamia’s “Etnospheres,” the arts of painting and weaving come together in works whose deceptively simple patterns reveal a surprising depth and complexity. “Weaving,” the artist says, “unites all people, all women of the world, and can tell stories of pain, love, violence and joy.” Calamia’s work in the design industry has familiarized her with a broad range of materials. Paint will often be dripped across fabric, and the tension between the two media gives her images a dynamic flow. A powerful graphic sensibility lets her effectively explore the possibilities that exist in basic shapes and forms, and a bold color palette gives the images an immediate sense of sharp contrast. Calamia also lets the woven pieces of fabric in her works exhibit that sense of contrast on their own. Threads will break free from their woven background, giving the fabric itself a feeling of freedom and energy. That sense permeates her work, making each piece engaging and involving.
Lia Calamia has exhibited widely in her native Italy.
Exhibition Dates: June 28, 2013 – July 19, 2013
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Lia_Calamia.aspx
About the Exhibition
The weather is heating up, and so is the atmosphere at Agora Gallery as we present art that has the ability to inspire and energize. The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France features artworks that seem to have a life of their own, infused as they are with the passion and power of the artists who created them. Delightfully poised between the simplicity of frankness and the complexity of a conscious awareness of the world, the works speak in a language that is both compelling and persuasive.
In Pathway to Abstraction, artists glory in the wonder of life and their own comprehension of it, passing on a message of optimism and understanding to us through their work. These works will capture your attention and enthrall your emotions, bringing you in to become an active interpreter of what you see. Sensorial Realms introduces us to a sense of mystery that seems to infect and enliven the banal and the everyday. The essence of creativity animates every aspect of the works, though each artist has allowed impulse and their artistic process to guide them in different ways and to produce a mood and atmosphere unique to them and their work. The exhibitions begin on June 28, 2013 and run until July 19, 2013, 2013. The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers looking for inspiration are warmly encouraged to attend and meet some of the artists who created these dazzling works.
Nate Booth | Doug DePice | Ted Detoy | Jack Graves III | Rachel Hamburger | Charles Howard | Belen Jauregui | Royah Loie | Per Nylen | Vitaliy Osovskyy | Andrea Steorts
Pathway to Abstraction
Tiril | Lia Calamia | Melody Hawtin | Biddy Hodgkinson | Angela S. Jaeger | Terry Kindley | Koki Morimoto | Janette Newman | Julianne Raymond | Elisabeth Schael | Daishi Suzuki | Loreta Teodorova | Gabe Tong
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.