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Colin Grant Addresses Alienation and Banality by Uniting Two Worlds at Agora Gallery NYC

BY Agora Gallery | 16-Jan-2016
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Canberra artist Colin Grant in Fragmented Reality. Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on February 12th with a reception on Thursday February 18th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.
Venue: Agora Gallery
Address: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York, USA
Date: February 12, 2016 – March 3, 2016
Time: Tues-Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ticket: Free
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Colin Grant, When One Becomes the Other, Black Swan, Oil on Canvas, 42x38
Each one of Colin Grant’s oil paintings offer the viewer a grand yet delicate mystery. Painted on canvases as large as four feet high, Grant’s work is bursting with big statements. The colors alternate between vivid brights and sensual jewel tones, and big swaths of space are covered with vigorous, impassioned brush strokes. Within these broad statements, animals, plants, and architecture are rendered with intricate photorealistic details. The tension between the large and small elements is where the images truly come alive.

Grant describes his most recent work as an inquiry into the intersection of “two worlds, the visible and the invisible.” This is evident in the way he layers recognizable subjects – a deer, a bird, a marble column, a leaf – with fields of pure color and texture. Both the representational images and the atmospheric passages overlap and act as half-seen hints; there is clearly much beneath the visible surface.

Grant was born in Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia and today lives in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. He has participated in both group and solo exhibitions around Australia.

Exhibition Dates: February 12, 2016 – March 3, 2016
Reception: Thursday February 18, 2016, 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/Colin_Grant.aspx

Featured Artists at Agora Gallery

Colin Grant | Jerry Anderson | Margaret Vega | Marianne Fernandez | Cher Bettencourt | Ayda Mansour | Nora Nourmohammadi | Jesús Martín | Taras Borovyk | Ann Drosendahl | Steven Anggrek | Susan Berg | German Arzate | Richard Light | William Johnston | Matthew J. Peake | PABELLO | RenéeRose | Osvaldo Bacman | Dominic Fondé

About the Exhibition

Fragmented Reality: An Exhibition in NYC
With gusto and energy, Agora Gallery’s exhibition Fragmented Reality boasts over one hundred artworks by twenty artists. Angela Di Bello and her team have curated a remarkable exhibition which stages an interrogation of the dynamic balance of feminine and masculine energies while eschewing both romanticism and politics. Instead it solicits contemplation of three focused concepts: the interpretation of humans and animals within a shared environment; portraiture and abstract landscapes; and opposing forces, such as happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain. Presiding over the stunning visual space, the participating artists have conjured an airy grace from an immense application of bright colors and mixed media which all come together effortlessly in this comprehensive exhibition of fine art.

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.