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Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and 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. 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 internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of Art-Mine.com, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists.

The Graphic Style of Painter niki.b Offers Sheer Visual Pleasure in Idiosyncratic Expressions at Agora Gallery

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery announced they will host a collective art exhibition consisting of three parts that is scheduled to run from September 8, 2009 through September 29, 2009.
Polish painter niki.b melds comic book presentations, Americana's muscle cars and Japanese manga into a unique post-pop style. Her self-conscious scenes' textures are smooth as 1950's American soda commercials, but their stunning shading and textures create intense impressions of three-dimensionality. niki.b's stylized aesthetic makes the particular pop-cultural, and vice-versa. Pensive animals, reflective friends and vintage Cadillacs' classic lines become iconic and personalized in popping colors and plastic forms.
Initially this arresting graphic style seems especially striking given niki.b's Polish origins. Then again, as she explains, living through the final, dreary years of communism gave her a particularly discerning and generous eye for bright colors, pleasurable forms, knowing humor and irony. Beyond the ponderous thoughts of her subjects, niki.b's work is most remarkable for the sheer visual pleasure it provokes. Faced with one of her portraits, animals or cars, one simultaneously wants to enter their comic book world and expect their minutely formed shapes to leap from the canvas. Either way, her work is engaging.
Idiosyncratic Expressions is an exhibition that offers viewers a deeper story through twisted sculptures of recycled aluminum, veneers applied to natural cuts of wood that appear at first glance to be paintings, and where Americana and Japanese manga collide. Audiences will be moved by the striking and distinctive viewpoints presented in the works of art in this spectacular collective. Pulsing with vibrant energy, Color Immersion displays the expressive, central role that an artist’s palette plays in the creation of a painting. Crafting their personal inspirations in a variety of styles, this exhibition features a collection of painters that are united in their understanding of the intimate relationship between color and emotion. A Maze of Milieu is an enchanted voyage through eddying colors, majestic landscapes and smooth panoramas that dare viewers to be swept away by the brilliance of the world around us.

Exhibition Dates: September 8, 2009 – September 29, 2009
Reception: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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/niki.b.aspx

Featured Artists:
Idiosyncratic Expressions- Samantha Churchill, Alla Kosarevskaya, niki.b
Color Immersion- Gloria S. Ferreira, Cary Gang, Virginia Hernàndez
A Maze of Milieu- Urmil Jain, Iva Milanova, Daniel Sewell, Zoë Sherwood, Marc C. Slootjes, Soon Ro Yoon

About Agora Gallery:
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and 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. 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 internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of Art-Mine.com, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched http://agoraartgalleryblog.com, 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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