Fahim Somani: Creating a Visual Experience through Form and Meaning at Agora Gallery NYC
Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Pakistani-American artist Fahim Somani in Kaleidoscope of the Mind. The exhibition will open on December 29, 2016 and run through January 18, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 29 from 6-8 PM. Entrance is free.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) December 02, 2016 - Coming into his third exhibition with Agora Gallery, Pakistani-American artist Fahim Somani introduces three-dimensional work in addition to his compelling and highly emotive abstract expressionist paintings. Using a variety of mediums, Somani creates images rich in color, with vivid brushstrokes that add texture and depth, juxtaposed by finer lines and forms that lend a sense of sophistication and grace to the overall effect. His compositions are powerful, suffusing each image with passion and emotion that connect with viewers in potent ways.
Somani's background and culture have had a major impact on his work, as he uses a wide range of art mediums to reflect the geometrical patterns that are a hallmark of Islamic art. The art of calligraphy is a major influence, adding an entirely new level of form and elegant beauty to each piece. Across his body of work, Somani achieves a fascinating blend of East and West, contemporary and tradition, creating images that "connect people of all walks of life."
Fahim Somani currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.
Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2016 - January 18, 2017
Reception: Thursday December 29, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Fahim_Somani.aspx
Kaleidoscope of the Mind
Mark Reese | Regina Krugel | Fahim Somani | Irma Lescinskaite | Hallie Hart | Helen Rosenkranz | Alejandra Burguette
About the Exhibition
Kaleidoscope of the Mind: Messages From The Cutting Edge
Agora Gallery begins the new year with Kaleidoscope of the Mind, an illuminating expedition into the latest in contemporary art. The exhibition showcases both abstract and surreal-tinged images, with an emphasis on painting. The most striking thing about all six participants is their willingness to experiment. One artist combines frenzied splashes of paint with precise compositional elements, and executes the entire painting while suspended on a catwalk above it. Another painter depicts physical and emotional pain with slashes in the canvas itself. A mixed-media artist juxtaposes the orderliness of silky, painted writing with the primal chaos of resin, resulting in pieces of unusual visual depth. There is one purely representational artist in the exhibition, whose oils dance with such vibrant and unexpected colors that they seem to come from a brighter reality than ours. Kaleidoscope of the Mind is a beautifully candid, cohesive exhibition of the freshest ideas most skillfully brought to life.
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea's fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery's expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization's specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.