2013-09-26 09:40:29 - NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Italian artist Maurizio Yorck in In Reverie of Form. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 4, 2013 through October 24, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, October 10, 2013 from 6-8 pm.
The bustling, light-flecked and rain-slicked streets of Rome are the contemporary equivalents of traditional landscapes for Italian artist Maurizio Yorck, who renders discrete vistas of urban chaos in superb tones and textures. His acrylic compositions, representing varying times of day with differing degrees of stylization, manage to infuse familiar situations with drama and formal complexity. He captures the intense speed of the city streets while also freezing the action that characterizes them into quiet and elegant images. "Streets are the frame," he explains. "Lights, color and people become the main actors in my dreamlike vision of the city."
Foremost among the many evocative formal qualities that are striking in Yorck's work is an almost uncanny ability to conjure surfaces and
temperatures. From the gleaming, bright paints of cars idling in midday traffic to the intense brake lights of cars slowing down on a cool night, each image bridges extremes of shadow and intense brilliance. Through such sharp contrasts Yorck infuses the seemingly mundane with tension and verve.
Exhibition Dates: October 4, 2013 – October 24, 2013
Reception: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6-8 pm
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/Maurizio_Yorck.aspx
About the Exhibition
Agora has a treat in store for any lover of art this October. In Reverie of Form presents the work of artists who are able to give physical shape and presence to their unique perception and the insights it gives them into the world around us. The work in Elements of Abstraction both entices and challenges with its meticulous yet exciting investigation into the hidden layers of human experience and observation. In Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada the charm and the sincerity of contemporary Canadian art is displayed in a series of works which range in subject matter, style and medium yet share the ability to move and intrigue.
The exhibitions begin on October 4, 2013 and run until October 24, 2013. The opening reception takes place on October 10, 2013, 6-8PM. Entrance is free and art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.
Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada
Ariane Blais | Mairi Budreau | Anne-Marie Crosby | Jacques Descoteaux | Tania Doucet | John Loveday Freeman | Anna Narday | Eric Oberhauser | David Rolandeau
In Reverie of Form
Sunrise | Michael Delaney | Pepa Martinez | Mina Novian | Maurizio Yorck
Elements of Abstraction
TA ("Trygve Amundsen") | Daniel Anderson | Christopher Colon | Sarah Doherty Heinrichs | Elena Kozhevnikova | Chaya Kupperman | Raúl Lara Naranjo | Hoyun Lee | Ann Manie | Allan Raider | Zeina Nader Selwan | Brady Steward | Tom Stewart | Graeme Swanson | Sandy Tippett
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.