Fariba Baghi: Floating Bodies at Agora Gallery NYC

Top Quote NEW YORK, NY - Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ontario-based Iranian artist Fariba Baghi in Forms and Formalities. Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on April 1st with a reception on Thursday April 7, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 12, 2016 - Fariba Baghi paints ethereal abstracts that explore the connections between the human body and the delicate elements of nature. Though she paints mainly in earthen tones, Baghi achieves a lightness in her work, due to her mastery of texture. In acrylic, homemade organic paint, and sometimes even in cement, she stretches and layers her colors. Paint becomes a gauzy film, dries up here, and floats away there.

    Baghi's personal experiences contain unusual paradoxes, the contrasts of which show up in her work. Though interested in art from a young age, growing up in Iran made it difficult for her to find models to draw. Today, her figures are imbued with mystery: their faces are obscured, their body language uncertain. They dissipate at the edges, turning into pure pigment. Baghi also sometimes incorporates photographs for a mixed-media collage, which adds to the otherworldly effect of the universe she has created.

    Baghi was born in Tehran, Iran and today lives in Toronto, Canada, where she went to college. She has donated several of her paintings to the Canadian film company Phoolan Devi.

    Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 21, 2016
    Reception: Thursday April 7, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
    Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Fariba_Baghi.aspx

    Featured Artists:
    Forms and FormalitiesAmber Rhyanne Bayham | Darla Rewers | Joan Criscione | Linda Roffel | Mobarick Abdullah III | John-Paul Zarba | Gülay Yüksel | Deanna Fligg | Noel Ortiz | Daniela Friederike Lüers | Isabel Conde Marín | Caro Ward | Fariba Baghi | Julie Warren Conn | Edmonde Bizelli | Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell | Jean Lahoud | Leilani | Stivi

    About the Exhibition
    Forms and Formalities: A New Exhibition at Agora Gallery
    Artists of all walks of life come together in the exhibition Forms and Formalities to express their inner visions, personal stories, and hopes and dreams for the future. Ranging from the highly representational to the highly abstract, the works on display encompass a great collection of exciting colors and motions. With an expert hand, these artists exercise their talents with intoxicating results. As clear subjects emerge from a haze of abstraction and emotion, we explore what we can see in art, how we come to these interpretations, and why we identify with them.

    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.

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