Gerry Defries: Glowing Land at Agora Gallery NYC

Top Quote Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of London artist Gerry Defries in Elixir of Nature. The exhibition opens on May 20th, 2016 and runs through June 9th, 2016 with an opening reception on May 26th, from 6 - 8PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) May 11, 2016 - Gerry Defries' acrylic landscapes have the grandeur of oil and the intimacy of watercolor. Defries paints middle-distance perspectives, often of bodies of water, almost always with sunny skies. His palette comprises hundreds of glowing colors that are saturated but not unrealistic. Though atmospherically idealized, the landscapes are depicted believably and naturally.

    Defries paints both real places and non-specific vistas that could be entirely dreamed up, either by himself or by his viewers. He names many of his pieces after their geographical locations - the countryside in England, a city bridge in Paris, or a beach in Scotland. These views are faithful in their details and lovely in their idiosyncrasies. On the other hand, sometimes his work steps back and is able to cloak itself in mystery. His seascapes, with their towering waves and swirls of color, are a perfect blend of nature photography and Romantic painting.

    Defries was born in London, England, where he continues to live and work today. In the past year, he has been featured in several galleries in England, Milan, Barcelona, and New York, as well as on Channel 5 News in the United Kingdom.

    Exhibition Dates: May 20, 2016 - June 9, 2016
    Reception: Thursday May 26, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
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    Featured Artists
    Gerry Defries | Juli Schuszler | Erin Cooke | Natia Malazonia | Javier Pastor | Simon Raskina | TOTO | Susana Cecilia Taratuty | Xiaoqing Zhang | Joan Shimabukuro | Andrea De Luigi | Kirsi Neuvonen | Marilyn Cochrane | Carla Negron | Judy Howie Coury | Kristina Garon | Susan Marx | Tina McDowell

    About the Exhibition
    Magical May Art at Agora Gallery
    The artworks of Elixir of Nature express the individual perspectives of artists who have spent time examining and peeling back the layers of what we ordinarily accept as reality to uncover the mysterious and almost magical nature of the world. From abstraction to photorealism, the artists in this exhibition prove their mastery over color and form by elevating their subjects from just visual to immersive, sensational experiences.

    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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