David Weekes Demonstrates the Full Scope of Oil Paint in Deceptively Simple Creations at Agora Gallery

Top Quote Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of English artist David Weekes in Landscapes of the Mind. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 21, 2013 - David Weekes' paintings are deceptively unassuming. Painted in quiet shades of gray, red and brown, the canvases show ordinary, static scenes of work tools, quiet streets through windows, and contemplative portraits. However, Weekes layers his chosen materials in a lush, lithe manner that creates extremely deep, highly reflective surfaces, with a single painting containing the gamut of what a given medium - either oil or a mixed media combination of acrylic, graphite and ink - can be as a tactile substance. The compositions include little photorealistic detail, but the artist's treatment of light captures entire atmospheres. Beneath the everyday, Weekes suggests a world of energy and variation. His work is innately generous - free with materials, inviting to the viewer, and willing to believe that there is more to its subjects than meets the eye.

    A former banker and loyal Londoner, Weekes today maintains a studio near the Thames. The skyline of London's financial district, appearing as tiny points on a far horizon, is a recurring motif in his work. "Maybe in such work," he muses, "I am trying to paint a distance between myself and my former life."

    Exhibition Dates: March 26, 2013 - April 16, 2013
    Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6-8 pm
    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/David_Weekes.aspx

    About the Exhibition
    If you are looking for an exhibition that celebrates the diversity and visual delights of the world, and reflects the spring feeling of growth and life, come to Agora Gallery this spring. In Landscapes of the Mind, artists bring all of their interests and ideas together to create works that illuminate both aspects of the world itself and the ways in which we interact with them. Thoughtful, lovely, and touching on a number of levels, this is an example of the way art can transform simple materials into conduits of spiritual depth and poignant meaning. East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Arts from Asia presents the work of talented Asian artists who delve into their personal history and cultural heritage to create art of astonishing power and appeal. Perfectly balanced, intellectually rigorous and emotionally evocative, this show will stir the imagination and touch the soul. In addition, a breath of air and a sense of barely contained energy emanates from the works of Dick Perez: a solo exhibition of baseball's finest.

    The artist has portrayed the stars of the baseball world as official artist to prestigious institutions such as the Philadelphia Phillies and the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the passion he has for both the game and for art are clearly demonstrated in his thrilling works. The exhibitions open on March 26, 2013 and run until April 16, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 4, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend to meet some of the artists who created these delightful works of art.

    Featured Artists:
    East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Arts from Asia
    Susumu Hasegawa | Kenji Inoue | Yasuyuki Ito | Noriko Kinouchi | Takashi Kogawa | Jenyshin | MIKIKO | Masakazu Tatebayashi

    Landscapes of the Mind
    Don Artamas | Won Choi | Patricia Engeler | Jackie Greene | Gaby Hahn | Mariann Helbo | Susan Lennon | Jarnail Singh | Tom Stewart | Enzo Trapani | Tinatin | Manisha Vedpathak | David Weekes
    Dick Perez: a solo exhibition of baseball's finest
    Dick Perez

    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. Fine art is shown in group exhibitions that present the work of several artists, or solo exhibitions, which 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.

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information