Original Artwork by Max Werner in Beyond the Horizon a Solo Exhibition

Top Quote Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Massachusetts-based Belgian artist Max Werner in Beyond the Horizon: Max Werner / a Solo Exhibition. The exhibition begins on May 16, 2014 and runs until June 5, 2014, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday May 22, at 6-8pm. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) May 15, 2014 - Max Werner's hyper-observant acrylic landscapes invite the viewer to enfold themselves in a new environment. Werner includes many small things in his paintings to create fully-realized scenes, like the shadow of mold on a stone or the precise stance of a seagull. But his most important subject is space. Werner uses the horizon line as his focal point, be it a desert, forest, pasture, or mountain scene. From there he luxuriates in the expanse of empty light above and the streamlined, subtly colorful stretch of land below. A realistic palette and a sensitivity to texture both serve to draw the viewer into these tangible worlds.

    Such detail makes the actual scenes more affecting upon closer viewing - because they can be, in fact, slightly otherworldly. Werner counts the surrealism of Magritte among his influences, and his compositions reflect that. He pares down his landscapes to defining features, and then places a few isolated figures within that eerie space. The "figures," which often are animals or plants, are kept at a distance. A narrative is hinted at but is never made clear.

    Max Werner was born in Belgium and spent many years working in etching. He currently lives in the United States.

    Exhibition Dates: May 16, 2014 - June 5, 2014
    Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
    Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Max_Werner.aspx

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    Beyond the Horizon: Max Werner / a Solo Exhibition

    Max Werner

    About the Exhibition
    Max Werner approaches each piece as an adventure, and the result is a delightfully spontaneous, impulsive feel which contrasts effectively with the skillful balance of color, form and composition that also dominates. The artist's attitude infuses every work with a sense of excitement, as if the notion that anything could happen during its creation has also added life to the finished creation. Some of the power of Werner's artworks undoubtedly comes from the fact that they are grounded in his acute observational abilities, which he has honed both for pleasure and as part of his craft. Each piece therefore contains both reality and imagination, with the original source of inspiration remaining present, yet transformed by its contact with the artist's vision and the changes which he has intentionally and intuitively made.

    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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