2014-04-24 10:49:23 - NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Rose Park artist Stephen Best in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibitions open on April 22, 2014 and run through May 13, 2014. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Stephen Best has been working in photography for nearly forty years. Spanning his prolific practice, his photographic works are in an endless conversation with each other. Best’s current collection is often a reinterpretation and reinvention of older work – a composed variation of a way of seeing. Photography allows Best an opportunity to freeze and slice apart the constant flood of visual imagery available in modern culture as he crafts his unique viewpoint by distilling imagery.
Best is passionate about innovation, and he is perpetually in search of new ways to make images, whether by classic photographic techniques or by implementing digital techniques. His photos are typically inkjet prints on paper printed in limited editions, and he frequently collages images together,
occasionally inserting text. There is no imagery that is off-limits for Best, as he believes that beauty and plainness have the same value and need for recognition. Best’s compositional techniques resonate in the cinematic, yet with his eye for photography as a guide, Stephen Best is capturing the world, piece by piece, moment by moment.
Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2014 - May 13, 2014
Reception: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Stephen_Best.aspx
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.