2012-11-27 07:35:01 - NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Dutch artist, Margreet Duin in The Persistence of Form
Inspired by the Dutch masters, Margreet Duin paints portraits of animals using oils and watercolors with painstaking attention to detail. All of her work exhibits truly excellent craftsmanship. “For me it’s a game to put light, shadow, color and shape in a tangible moment of reality,” she explains. “I work layer after layer to the finish.” Her painstaking efforts and classic painting techniques – the drying time between layers can take weeks – result in portraits that come to life on the canvas, revealing depth, emotion, and personality.
Duin was born in the Netherlands, and she went to the Art Academy in Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in Bodegraven, and she has participated in numerous exhibitions; one high point
was her solo exhibition in 1983, which was presented by Prince Bernhard. Duin’s drive to create art comes from the challenge it represents, due to the patience and concentration needed to create realistic paintings, and also from the excitement of always being able to learn something new.
Exhibition Dates: November 27, 2012 – December 18, 2012
Reception: Thursday, November 29, 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/Margreet_Duin.aspx
About the Exhibition
The days may be getting shorter, but you’ll forget all dark thoughts when you see Robert Oelman’s astounding photography in his solo exhibition entitled Treasures of the Amazon Rainforest. Robert Oelman lives and works in exotic locations to capture insects, fauna, flora and panoramas whose existence and beauty is unseen and unsuspected by the majority of the world. The result is images that introduce wholly new creatures, broadening scientific knowledge, recording them for posterity, and possessing a mysterious, marvelous beauty. There are two excellent collective exhibitions on at the same time. Intriguing, challenging and magical, the works in Unbound Perspectives blend personal vision with individual experience to create a paradoxically universal appeal. Touching on matters of the deepest emotional and practical importance, this is art which refuses to acknowledge the existence of any barriers or boundaries other than those chosen and defined by the artists. In The Persistence of Form, these talented artists turn the fruits of their meticulous observations of life and its complexities into wonderful, stirring works that seem to initiate the viewer into the miraculous secrets of the world. Clever, creative and compelling, these artworks transform what we know and expect into something fresh and transcendent. The exhibitions open on November 27, 2012 and continue until December 18, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 29, 2012, and art enthusiasts are invited to attend, admire and enjoy.
nosmaS | Tatiana Davidov Romo | Ping He | Kristina Garon | Mark Tomczak | Caroline Örnstedt | Sarah Otts | Michele Rocca | Charles Nikas | Dan Florén | Flavio Pellegrino | Karin Galler ("KAGA") | Hara Hiroshi
The Persistence of Form
Won Choi | Harry Russell | Rudolph Mason Jr | Sarah Cousineau | Mina Novian | Margreet Duin | Sophie Scahill | Jeremy Curlee | Eulàlia Borrut Casas | Pierrard Anthony | Judy Talacko | Daniela Dimova | Catherine Raynes
Treasures of the Amazon Rainforest: A solo exhibition of photography by Robert Oelman
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.