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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.

Passionate Brush Strokes Thrive on Sandra Schawalder’s Canvases in Metamorphosis at Agora Gallery

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery announced they will launch an art exhibition consisting of four parts that is scheduled to run from July 21, 2009 through August 11, 2009.

With their organic colors, earthy textures, and expressive brushstrokes, Sandra Schawalder’s elegant works of pure abstraction resonate with the deeply felt joy of art making. Her mixed media on canvas paintings incorporate a natural color pallet that draws directly from the world around her. Slate gray, azure blue, burnt sienna, and frosty white coexist in a peaceful harmony reminiscent of the untouched landscape. It is in fact this relationship to the natural world that gives an inherent warmth and relateability to Schawalder’s decidedly contemporary paintings. Unlike other formidable works of formal abstraction, Schawalder’s paintings invite the viewer in to examine their surfaces, marvel at their stunning hues, and meditate on their joyous construction. Passionate gestures of the brush abound on every canvas, by which the artist asserts her presence, exclaiming through color and texture that which words simply cannot express.

Sandra Schawalder lives and works near Zurich and exhibits her work in Switzerland and New York.

Exhibition Dates: July 21, 2009 – August 11, 2009
Reception: Thursday, July 23, 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.

Featured Artists:
Metamorphosis- Daniel Guillen, Sisa Jasper, Sandra Schawalder, Gayl Sharabi, Vladimir Titov, Nina Tuqtaman Valetova
Labyrinth of Color- Marie Ban, Aktrice Edith Egger, Devon Govoni, Maciej Hoffman, Lali Lalie
Portal to Enigma- Tsisana Kavtaradze-Eyerman , Rory D.L. Moorer, T. White
The Persistance of Form- Isabel Bolivar, Anna Carina Fleischhacker, Sandra McArthur, Mary Nangah, Guy Nelvand, Eleanor Sackett

About the Exhibition
Metamorphos is a captivating journey into the hearts and minds of a talented grouping of artists with unique backgrounds and experiences. The works explores the possibilities beyond our ordinary perception, keying into personal insights, metaphysical concepts, and timeless mysteries beyond each corner is a new way of perceiving the world that will electrify fans of contemporary art. For art lovers who are seeking unbridled visionary painting, they need search no longer. Literally reaching out into the abyss, Labyrinth of Color finds artists as they approach the deepest regions of our real and imagined space. Radiant colors shine forth, as each artist travels into the unknown, bringing back surreal visions of our universe to share with audiences. Visitors will enjoy exploring and interpreting the messages so brilliantly expressed through the power of color. The Portal to Enigma collects three contemporary artists whose visionary works defy easy definition as they craft personal revelations with a powerful, expressive force. This phenomenal selection of paintings confronts the viewer with poetic visual puzzles and graceful statements about the human subconscious. The versatility displayed in the works of The Persistence of Form underscores the idea that as long as people dream and imagine art will never cease to exist, inspire, and bring about contemplation in others. These talented artists bring their thoughts and feelings to reality in a stunning variety of styles and forms that will touch audiences long after viewing the painting.

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