Agnes CH Peeters Turns Scenes of Everyday Life and Family to Extraordinary at Agora Gallery
Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the figurative paintings of Belgian artist, Agnès CH Peeters in Elemental Realms.The exhibition is scheduled to run from February 10, 2012 through March 1, 2012 (opening reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012).
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) February 03, 2012 - The ghostly figure studies of Agnès CH Peeters reach beyond portraiture to conjure a realm of their own in which space is infinitely varied and deep, light is dispersed into swirls and pockets across every surface, and emotions are rawer - and yet more accessible. Born in Belgium and now living and working in Canada, Peeters' work is informed by her journey of immigration, as well as her profound sense of wonder and mystery at the capacity and processes of the human mind.
Alternating between oil and layered glazes on both canvas and linen, Peeters engulfs her subjects in gauzy colors and soft edges, evoking the feathered flatness of Renoir but incorporating none of his light. Instead, Peeters allows her paintings to embrace the gentle ambiguity of a cloudy sky, both in brightness and in emotional display. In doing so, she brings out the fragile sheen of an atmosphere that would have appeared lusterless to a casual observer.
Exhibition Dates: February 10, 2012 - March 1, 2012
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 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/Agnes_CH_Peeters.aspx
About the Exhibition:
Infuse the short winter days with energy and warmth by visiting the exhibitions at Agora Gallery this February. The Substance of Abstraction explores the variety and mystery of the world, diving into the essence of form and shape that make up our lived experience of reality. Intriguing, intelligent and full of fascinating detail and insight, these works provide a memorable occasion. The artists in Sensorial Perspectives express their interest and joy in the things they perceive, bringing to their art both their considerable artistic skills and their acute observational abilities in a combination that achieves dazzling results. Elemental Realms is characterized by a vibrant passion which enlivens and inspires those who come into contact with it. Lively and enthralling, these works provide a treat for those who are sensitive to atmosphere and the enormous potential of color.
The Substance of Abstraction
Lauren Abshire | Mikael Altersten | Carlos Luis Benavente | Angela Cibos-Reisinger | Jennifer Epprecht | HERMINE | David Jay Juter | Olivia Kapoor | Maryline Lemaitre | Jennifer Pinder | Micheline Raymond | Janice Sobel | Sieglinde Wagner
Aurora Ave | LuisaElena Betancourt | Larry Frank | Rachel Hamburger | Nada Herman | Martin Machacek | Jose Ma Martinez | Tammy Phillips |
Rusiko Plaksina | Alessandro Tamponi
Patricia Armour | Midori Furuhashi | Ucki Kossdorff | Armande Lebeau |
Kaileigh Osarczuk | Agnès CH Peeters | Juan Jose Prada | Eleni Tsotsorou |
Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.
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 also 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 also the 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.