Aivars Kisnics: Expressive Navigation at Agora Gallery

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 04, 2013 - Aivars Kisnics's oil on canvas paintings are multilayered abstractions featuring abrupt changes in texture, fragmentation and traces of the expressive subliminal impulse. Formerly a ship navigator, Kisnics's special relationship to the sea - where he spent most of his adult professional life - is a focal point of his creative work. The meeting of sea and sky or 'horizon' appears as a reoccurring trope in his works, as well as an emphasis on the interaction between horizontal and vertical lines. Through variegated and fully topographical surfaces Kisnics employs water-like imagery along with a host of abundant associations: life and regeneration; erosion and decay; danger; the unknown; and the spiritual. These works are at once sea and vessel, storm and ship, water and ether.

    Born in Madona, Latvia, Aivars Kisnics attended the Maritime College and spent most of his adult life navigating ships on the Baltic Sea. Now retired, he currently resides in Liepaja where he has been painting for over ten years.

    Exhibition Dates: January 16, 2013 - February 5, 2013
    Reception: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8 pm
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
    Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

    About the Exhibition
    If you're looking for something to brighten up the winter days and start your year on a positive note, Agora Gallery's January exhibitions are for you. The Substance of Abstraction gifts its audience with an inspiring new perspective, bringing out the mystery and attraction of the aspects of life and the world that are so often overlooked. With a beguiling charm, these artworks gently persuade you to embrace what you see - and to see the best of what is there. Joyful, lively and possessed of an appealing sense of fun, the works in Portals of Perception engage fully in both personal and shared experience, reflecting everything that is most intriguing and exciting. A perfectly poised impression of harmony pervades throughout, combining diverse themes and forms to make a wonderful, balanced whole. The exhibitions will open on January 16, 2013 and run until February 5, 2013 (opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 2013).

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