Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo") Displays Exuberant Color at Agora Gallery

Top Quote Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo") is a contemporary artist who started painting in response to feelings of uncertainty from the political situation when she was living in Venezuela. Her vivid colors reflect her own personality, showing the joy of life and her Latin and Caribbean roots. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 15, 2011 - Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature Florida artist, Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo"), in The Rhythm of Color. The exhibition is scheduled to run from September 13, 2011 through October 4, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011).

    About the Artist
    Blazo (Briggitte Lazo) is an intensely active painter -- drizzling, splattering and daubing oil paint onto canvas.  Her brushstrokes become the vehicle for her moods, billowing like smoke or cascading like a waterfall. With Latin and Caribbean roots, Blazo's interests are energetic, worldly and varied. Her body of work features contemplative images of self-discovery, serene still-lifes, abstract expressionism and stunning scenes from the natural world. Particularly wonderful are her series of female figures, which are presented in a number of contexts - as musicians, mothers, thinkers and sensual beings. Some are depicted as busts with voluminous swaths of brightly colored hair. The hair itself is the main character in these works, conveying different moods, from joy and excitement to peaceful introspection. Blazo's figures are often reminiscent of indigenous African sculpture, as she organizes features into elegant geometric shapes. Other paintings become wild abstract expressionist pieces. With these she explores some of the most powerful and mystical facets of nature, such as volcanoes or auroras, as sources of artistic inspiration.

    Blazo lives in Weston, Florida.

    Exhibition Dates: September 13, 2011 - October 4, 2011
    Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    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:
    The artists in The Rhythm of Color celebrate the vibrant energy and captivating charm that working with different hues and textures can develop and reveal. Full of movement, exuberance and inspiration, these works present various aspects of our world in ways that will gift the audience with a new appreciation for the wonder that surrounds us.

    The Rhythm of Color: John Stevenson, Madeleine Arnett, Mireille Ligterink, Christian Perez de Carvasal, Fred Mou, Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo"), Weeda Hamdan

    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.

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