2013-01-25 13:00:13 - NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of California artist Nick Arciero in Degrees of Abstraction
Nick Arciero’s striking ink and paper drawings reflect a mastery of control, precision, and perspective. With this indelible medium Arciero builds a tangle of geometric and organic shapes out of stark black and white. Sometimes they mesh into a larger, stylized picture, and sometimes they comprise an interlocking, imaginary landscape all their own. His forms alternate between brute, solid strength and a snaky delicacy, but the lines in between are just as important: they give a directionality and personality all of their own. The designs, influenced by ideas as diverse as mathematical theory, ancient Japanese ink washes, industrial design and the culture of the Aztecs, question the boundaries between positive and negative space, and between boldness and seduction.
Arciero often employs
the most difficult of his practices, painting sumi ink directly onto rice paper with the traditional ink brush, to create his most fluid and seemingly unpredictable compositions. His first artistic lessons as a child in Chicago were in cartoon-drawing and hand scripting; his icons now include M. C. Escher and Keith Haring. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2013 – February 27, 2013
Reception: Thursday, February 7, 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/Nick_Arciero.aspx
About the Exhibition
This February, Agora Gallery is proud to present two exhibitions that will warm your heart and touch your soul, bringing light and life to the winter days. Idiosyncratic Expressions delves into the diverse and diverting nature of perception and individual expression and awareness. Uniting a very personal approach to human nature and the world around us with an ability to expose the shared understanding that binds us together, these works both inspire and celebrate the variety of existence and the power of vision. In Degrees of Abstraction, the audience will be introduced to the work of artists who are constantly reworking the boundaries and borders of skill and possibility. Lively, innovative impressions of both reality and inner life take the potential of visual expression to a whole new level.
February is also Heart Month and to celebrate we’re doing something a little special. Some of the artists in this exhibition have created artwork especially for the occasion. The entire sales proceeds from the sales of these particular pieces of art will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
The exhibitions open on February 7, 2013 and run until February 27, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday February 7, 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for creating these remarkable works of art.
Escoto.Carrara | Richard Bello | Michael Cowdroy | Krzis-Lorent FrédériqueK | Gary Iles | Isha Majmudar | Patricia Masciotra | Christiane Monchalin | Lou O'Keefe | Denise Pelletier | Blanca Plata | Max Werner
Degrees of Abstraction
Jerry Anderson | Nick Arciero | Nazik Aslanyan | Jen Bowles | Michele Brunschvig Dariele | Wendy Carmichael-Bauld | Jennifer Contini Enderby | Anne-Marie Crosby | Silvana Di Martino | Dinah Cross James | Dr. Diane M. Kline | Warren R Mack | Gabriele Maurus | Emmanuelle Rivard | Jade Rougerie | Martyn Royce | Christine Sellman | John Sonnier
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.