Adka ("Andrea Jones") Singing in Color at Agora Gallery
NEW YORK, NY - Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Slovak artist, Adka in Pulse of Abstraction.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) June 09, 2012 - "I enjoy creating vibrant and playful surrealistic images," says Adka ("Andrea Jones"), whose engaging paintings certainly live up to that description. Inspired by the colorful folk art of her native Slovakia, the artist paints her whimsical depictions of birds, faces and cityscapes in a rainbow of bright, saturated shades. She uses ink and acrylics to make these images, giving them a high degree of definition and clarity. Eyes may shine with a glass-like gleam or patterns have a kaleidoscopic quality. But the acrylics are also used to create softly modulated backgrounds. Adka's subjects often look as if they are floating on those backgrounds, lending her work a surprising sense of three-dimensional space.
The works communicate a strong sense of movement - a group of buildings will seem to be in motion just as much as a flying bird. Music is also an influence on the artist, and instruments and notes move among the other subjects she depicts. Adka makes these many elements work comfortably with each other, creating a happy, harmonic universe.
Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2012 - July 3, 2012
Reception: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Adka.aspx
About the Exhibition:
This summer Agora Gallery's elegant exhibition space comes to vibrant life, with refreshingly beautiful artworks. In Pulse of Abstraction viewers are inducted into a world where almost anything seems possible, with forms displaying unsuspected powers of mutability and vitality and colors moving around the canvas in a way that draws eyes and hearts after them. The Manifestation of Milieu demonstrates the considerable impact that an artist's cultural heritage and exposure to urban environments and the natural world can have on their work, as each artist uses what they know to combine personal understanding with images that speak to everyone. The hues of The Saturated Palette color our perspective in a resplendent, engaging manner that reminds us both of the beauty that exists in the world and in the importance of viewing what we see in a positive way. The exhibitions open on June 12, 2012 and will run until July 3, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday June 14, 2012, from 6-8 PM. As usual, art enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend and meet some of the talented artists responsible for these delightful pieces.
Pulse of Abstraction: Andrea Adka ("Andrea Jones"), Sharon Brill, Michelle Chu, Laila Khan Furniturewalla, Donna Howard, Christine Jaksch, Allen Jones, Todd Krasovetz, Sandra McRae, Kamil Sarnowski
The Manifestation of Milieu: María José Alba, Grace Arledge, Monique Daneau, Eul Hurley, Milena Miteva, Bruce Leslie Thomas, Lone Tratt
The Saturated Palette: Zivi Aviraz, CHAREST, Esther Cruz, Michael Harris, Sally Painter
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.