2012-11-01 16:40:44 - NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of American artist, Cheri Mittermaier in Mélange of Milieu
Much of American sculptor Cheri Mittermaier’s work evolves from her dreams as she fleshes out subconscious ideas and layers of hidden meaning into three-dimensional forms. Each piece embraces the deepest levels of human longing, bringing the viewer to magical spaces where double meanings exist and all is not what it appears. Figurative in nature, each sculpture is rendered inescapably complex through both her masterful use of symbolism and the infusion of emotions captured within. Mittermaier uses both oil-based and water-based clay (specifically terra cotta) to build her sculptures. By bronzing her work and adding vibrant colors into the mix, she is able to bring another dimension to her forms, adding layers of emotive expression that redefine her subject. Here, she
effectively transforms recognizable figures into forms laden with meaning that are left for the viewer to interpret and comprehend.
Cheri Mittermaier currently lives and works in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her work was selected by the Boca Raton Fine Art Museum for 2009 and 2010.
Exhibition Dates: November 1st, 2012 – November 21, 2012
Reception: Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Cheri_Mittermaier.aspx
About the Exhibition
In Mélange of Milieu, color, form and content unite to create beautiful and fascinating works of art that reflect what we know and gently indicate the potential still unexplored. Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography presents images that both excite and intrigue, as each photograph seems to constitute a window into a world only just beyond our grasp. In addition, Sacred Places: George Oommen / a solo exhibition displays the enthralling inspiration of the artist's native Kerala and brings a spark of warmth and vision to our lives. The exhibitions begin on November 1, 2012 and continue until November 21, 2012 at Agora Gallery. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 8, 2012. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly invited.
Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography
Robert Slatkoff | Violette Cici | Debbie Klein | Michael Hill | Darlene Towson | Brett Howard Sproul | Veronique Forest | Sandro Pezzi | Brigitte Halewitsch | Maurizio Cofini | Calvin Cheung | Rossella Tomaselli | Carmine La Valle | Henrik Welle | Carlo Guidetti | Aldo Basili
Mélange of Milieu
Sam Talbot-Kelly | Valentina Chiappini | Lizzy Forrester | Bonnie Pakman | Isabelle Viallaneix | Grace Arledge | Nurith Lumer-Klabbers | Anita Le Sech | Chanon Lauffer | Cheri Mittermaier | Heleen Cornet | Antonio Lengua
Sacred Places: George Oommen / a solo exhibition
Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.
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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. 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.