The Equine Photography of Carol J. Walker

Top Quote Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature Longmont artist, Carol J. Walker, in Idiosyncratic Expressions. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 29, 2011 through December 20, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011). End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) November 22, 2011 - Colorado-based equine photographer Carol J. Walker has dedicated not just her work but also her life to wild horses. Her beautiful images of the majestic, powerful animals come with undertones of fear and concern; the environments in which wild horses once thrived are increasingly rare. Each strong, poised figure cuts a stunning silhouette amidst the plains and fields. Walker travels the world photographing wild horses, and her minimally altered images have all the evocative detail of their landscapes, the horses themselves iconic symbols of strength and nobility, and of natural and untamable energy.

    Walker pushes these common equine associations, alternating between portrait-like photos that seem nearly posed and dynamic shots of horses mid-gallop. These juxtapositions are very powerful: in close-ups, the viewer's tendency to anthropomorphize animals wins out, and the horses' features seem almost familiar, but charging over land they become mysterious, perhaps even mythic. These contrasting responses echo Walker's environmentalist mission: her horses are at once familiar and removed, natural yet otherworldly.

    Exhibition Dates: November 29 - December 20, 2011
    Reception: Thursday, December 1, 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

    Brighten up your winter days by visiting Agora Gallery to view four new exhibitions. The Pursuit of Excellence: an Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art displays the powerful, passionate creations of talented Russian artists. Labyrinth of Abstraction introduces work which will inspire and enlighten, as artists explore varied techniques and media to express their fascinating ideas and feelings. You will be enthralled by the work in Idiosyncratic Expressions, which represents the personal insights and emotions of dynamic, compelling artists. There is also a delightful and memorable solo exhibition, Quo Vadis?, which presents the work of remarkable artist Z. Todorova who investigates the deep connections between humanity and the world in which we live.

    Featured Artists:
    The Pursuit of Excellence: an Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art
    Ivan Erastov | Dmitri Freund | Tamara Grizjuk | Eugeniya Infelicina | Igor Nelubovich | Igor Petrov | Valery Zharkih | Mikhail Zhirmunsky

    Quo Vadis?: Z. Todorova / a Solo Exhibition
    Z. Todorova

    Labyrinth of Abstraction
    Deborah Jean Burdin | Soco Freire | Kristina Garon | Dolores Gonzalez |
    Margaretha Gubernale | Rob Heath | Hyung Jin Park | Hoa Vu

    Idiosyncratic Expressions
    Eduard Anikonov | Hilary J. England | Julius Fürjes | Claude Mailhot | Marty Poorter | Chris Schäffeler | Carol J. Walker | De`Nica Watts

    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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