Angela Garcia: A Search for Origins

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) December 07, 2013 - "I search for the origins," says Angela Garcia, "the roots of art and the archaic aesthetics." Garcia's search informs every aspect of her art - from the powder pigments she uses to the subtle colors and textures of her canvases. She notes that the pigments she employs hearken back to "the first settlers who painted magical symbols on the walls of the caves," and the layered colors of her paintings create a vivid sense of the earth while also creating powerful effects of sunlight, air and space. The resulting images have the simplicity of those cave paintings, incorporating basic hieroglyphic-style characters, and the sophistication of modern abstraction.

    That sense of bridging artistic worlds is a central part of Garcia's process. Steeping herself in the roots of ancient cultures, she makes paintings that reference them, but primarily uses those echoes as a path toward a goal that is both universal and highly specific. "I always paint what really connects me with the emotion of the creative moment," she says, "without considering the good or bad consequences."

    Exhibition Dates: December 17, 2013 - January 9, 2014
    Reception: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6-8 pm
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
    Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
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    About the Exhibition
    Through the artwork of Sensorial Realms the audience is reminded of the unending power of curiosity to illuminate aspects of both ourselves and our lives. The creations resonate on a visual, mental and emotional level, touching the audience in multiple and manifold ways. The artists whose works appear in Pathway to Abstraction present their individual perspectives in entertaining and energetic pieces whose considerable appeal lies in their ability to shed new light on old mysteries while leaving new secrets tantalizingly hidden. The works in The Odyssey Within display a degree of enlightened introspection that is both rare and intensely alluring. Combined with a perceptive view of the world, the result is a collection of unforgettable and enduring art.

    Featured Artists:
    Sensorial Realms
    Susan E. Ash | Laurent Bardou | Jane Coco Cowles | Fred Di Vito | Manuel Franch | Alan Mantle | Alain Patrini | Kate Piekutowski | Miguel Pineiro | Marie-Luise Quandt | Dorothy Slikker | Tony Tichene | Solveig Edda Vilhjálmsdóttir | Marcus Viljoen | Ursel Wilhelm
    The Odyssey Within
    Sergio Boldrin | Matilde Calamai | Silvio Cortellini | Roberto Del Fabbro | Marco Klee Fallani | Giulio Cesare Matusali | Ludmilla Radchenko | Luigi Serra da Teramo
    Pathway to Abstraction
    Dan Bunea | Yves Chamly | Antonia Covarrubias | Leander Fontaine | Ángela García | Kristina Garon | Darci Gerhard | Erasmo Jorge Gomez | Yaraslav Klimkouski | Leo Komuro | Masoome Moradkhani ("Masi") | Lili | Shireen Mussa | Heebeom Park | Julian Van Dyke | Juan Vicente Vega | Oscar Zamora

    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.

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