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Lyrical Abstraction and Encounters: Nature and Culture

  • Dates: March 13, 2018 - April 3, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Address: 530 West 25th Street, NYC, NY 10001
  • Phone: (212) 226-4151
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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  • This spring Agora Gallery proudly presents two group shows: Lyrical Abstraction and Encounters: Nature and Culture.Featuring eight artists, Lyrical Abstraction is a renewed inquiry into the spatial questions posed by abstraction. Clea von Döhren and Mao Lizi have an almost mystical intuition of spatial presentation. While von Döhren paints utopian landscapes that veer off into dream, Lizi highlights the spatial structure of the framed canvas, making it’s object-like solidity appear porous by way of large, gestural strokes of paint. Iftah Geva and Attila Mata are both sculptors who physically recreate the spatial dimensions normally relegated to paintings. Howard Harris and Hiroko Saigusa occupy a intermediate realm between realism and and abstraction, alluding to the principles of design while blurring any and all boundaries between decoration and illumination. Finally, Dana Ingesson and Alexandra Verbeek are painters of pure abstraction whose works in watercolors and oils, respectively, create dimensional surfaces and sudden horizons out of the flatness intrinsic to paper or canvas.