The show will be running at Agora Gallery NYC through March 2. – March 22. and will feature works from 21 artists. “The Essence of Abstraction” features Norway based artist Stewart Forrest, which will be showing works that earlier have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Norway and Australia. There will be an opening reception on March 14. from 6-8 PM.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11. AM - 6 PM.
About the Artist:
As he paints, Stewart Forrest's underlying inspiration is drawn from the theories of quantum physics and the fundamental patterns of nature. His current fascination with the process of decay manifests itself through the depiction of abandoned farmhouses and industrial buildings, suggesting larger implications for the cultural institutions of religion and society.
Forrest's paintings move between abstraction and a shifted vision of reality while always maintaining a rich ember of illumination at their core. Through contemplation and meditation the artist achieves creative freedom, allowing him to become immersed in the process of his art. He ensures vivacity and freshness by exploring a variety of experimental techniques such as cooking and embossing his acrylic mediums and oil paints to give his canvases a unique textural finish.
Growing up in the South West corner of Western Australia, Forrest studied art and design at the South West College of TAFE. Now living in Norway, his works have been featured in numerous solo and joint exhibitions throughout both Norway and Australia. He is the cofounder of Bergen's Gallery Forrest - Shadeshape & Finearts.
About the Exhibition:
The Essence of Abstraction provides a feast for the eyes, presenting the work of artists who allow their glowing inner conviction and inspiring sense of reality and its fully dynamic nature to spill out into their works, animating and enlivening each piece. The result is art that stirs the imagination and touches the heart.
The Essence of Abstraction
Ellen Addison | Lawrence R. Armstrong | Baron Basuning | Christina del Valle | Mike Elliott | Mauro Filigheddu | Stewart Forrest | Rachel Forte | Bogdan Gor Gorczyca | Leticia Herrera | Carlos Hidalgo ("Expression Caribena") | Meaghan Fennessy Keeley | Ann Manie | Teri McCans | Jennifer Morrison | Avaz Mutall | Carina Perello | Fahim Somani | Gabriele Stewart | David W. Whitfield | Tracy Winston
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.