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The original work of three gifted three Canadian Artists, Claude Charlebois, MAEV and Heather Diane Rule (Adams) will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC from April 24 through May 15, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, April 26, 2012 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show. Exhibition Dates: March 30, 2012 April 19, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 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: Claude Charlebois .www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Claude_Charlebois.aspx MAEV – .www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/MAEV.aspx Heather Diane Rule (Adams)- .www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/heather_diane_rule.aspx About Claude Charlebois The sacredness of nature is at the center of Claude Charlebois photographs. Tree trunks, birds, butterflies and dramatically lit skies surround his human figures. Charlebois creates dreamlike images in which people who look as if they could have stepped directly out of a new reality are placed in environments that the photographer renders with striking clarity. An expert at in situ shootings, he renders his images as limited edition gicle prints that have an astonishing degree of definition. This gives the otherworldly atmosphere of those photographs a palpable physicality, resulting in images with a surrealist aura. The artist is particularly good at giving light a life of its own. Whether it appears to be pouring between tree branches, animating the mist hanging in the air, or lending clouds a suggestion of physical force, light is always an active agent in these photographs, giving them a powerful sense of motion. The seductive images catch the viewer up in a world that is highly recognizable, but always maintains a sense of distance and mystery. About MAEV For French, Quebec-based visual artist and musician MAEV (Maev Marchini), periods of intense hardship and difficulty produce the greatest artistic developments. An especially trying time in the late 1980s led her to abandon the oil painting she had long practiced and explore a very original and unchartered set of materials: copper and varnish. The resulting aesthetic, which she has continued to push and explore since that time, is characterized by bright, luminescent hues, fluid colors and glimmering ridges where the outlines of forms and figures are engraved into the copper plates. Much like her choice of materials, MAEVs subject matter is wildly eclectic, ranging from mystical and symbolist figures and scenes featuring supernatural characters and otherworldly landscapes to dazzling and purely abstract pools of swirling colors. Her unique process balances a set of fascinating formal tensions. Though she paints on a very heavy material support, the coppers sheen reflects light elegantly so that the colored varnishes appear to glow, lending her works a sense of ethereal, serene weightlessness. . About Heather Diane Rule (Adams) The nature photographs of Heather Diane Rule (Adams) fall into two opposite categories: the extreme close-up of a single bud or branch, breathtaking in its intimacy and clarity; and the deeply receding seascape, which turns a body of water into an endless, perfectly still surface. In both types of image, the Canadian landscape seems to speak with its own personality, recalling aspects of both the Hudson River School of painting and Ansel Adams. Rules work is animated by her sophisticated handling of light, which makes the subtlest gradations of light and dark visible. The Toronto-born photographer spent her childhood in the forests and lakes of Ontario and now resides in British Columbia. She continues to mine nature for inspiration, combining carefully calibrated color and light variations within a composition to define an atmosphere that can create the feeling of being outdoors from within. Rules photographs are not limited to any one subject her camera captures a gulls feathers, a peaking poppy, and a dusting of individual snow crystals with the same ease, charm and verve. About the Exhibition: Celebrate the returning warmth and feeling of hope and growth with three wonderful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography is a consistently popular and powerful exhibit, as these sensitive and ingenious fine art photographers reintroduce us to a world we thought we knew. Symphony of Color revels in the richness and sensual pleasure of color, connecting to a part of our world that effortlessly draws us in and leaves us immersed in mystery and wonder. Made in New Zealand: an Exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand, will display the works of artists from Auckland’s well-known Flagstaff Gallery, which was responsible for revitalizing contemporary art in its area. These delightful creations represent the scintillating best of New Zealand art and will provide new insight into a country that continues to fascinate. The exhibitions open on April 24, 2012 and run until May 15, 2012. The opening reception will take place on April 26, 2012. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the inspiring artists behind the works. Featured Artists: Symphony of Color Hortencia Barreto | Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs | Doug Gilbert | Elisabeth Holzschuster | Nicholai Khan | Helen Laishley | Lola Lonli | Marty Maehr | MAEV | Yvonne Maloney | Isabelle Viallaneix | W.M. Vinci | Xiaoli Yang Altered States of Reality Michelle Benjamin | Fernando Braune | Claude Charlebois | Vidur Chhabra | Neil Patrick Doherty | Michael Katz | Corrado Maggi | Shokoufeh Malekkiani | Hlne Mogensen de Monlon | Norma Picciotto | Heather Diane Rule (Adams) | Shifra | Monia Tartarini Made in New Zealand: An Exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand Tony Allain | Mychael Barratt | Emma Butler | Sean Chen | Mark Compton | Dagmar Dyck | Dave Gunson | Julia Henderson | Danilla Hulme | Crispin Korschen | Peter Lambert | Kit MacGregor | Ewan McDougall | Peter Mesley | Alexis Neal | Tony Ogle | Anna Palmer | Matt Palmer | Richard Robinson | Ted Sherwen | Richard Smith | Mary Taylor | Cynthia Taylor | Rae West | Fraser Williamson Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request. About the Author: About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York Citys 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 acc Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – Arts-and-Entertainment 相关的主题文章: