Contemporary Australian Artists Hermoine Macura and Lorraine McInnes in NYC Art Show
Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2015 – November 24, 2015Reception: Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Hermoine Macura - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Hermoine_Macura.aspx
Lorraine McInnes - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Lorraine_McInnes.aspx
About Hermoine Macura
Artist and news anchor Hermoine Macura’s sincere photographs present the diversity and humanity of the many people she has encountered traveling as a journalist. Her crisp photography frankly presents the Middle East as the complex diversity of people and places that it is. New and old city walls or natural landscapes serve as a backdrop for singular architecture and portraits. Her work may capture heritage sites that have since been destroyed, or provide viewers with an insight into the lives of refugees. The shared human experience persists in each image, in the direct expressions of the subjects and in the way that each individual interacts with the viewer and photographer. Macura’s photographs, printed on metallic paper, maintain an energy and emotion that, along with the undeniable presence of her subjects, unites her work.
Starting her journalism career in Australia over 10 years ago, Macura has covered war zones and humanitarian crises. She believes that “a picture speaks a thousand words and also has the ability to break down barriers.” She works as a photographer with the goal of capturing the dignity, determination, and complexity of those around her.
About Lorraine McInnes
“My works begin with an idea, a note, a drawing, and then develop from there,” artist Lorraine McInnes says, and in her colorful images, that development takes many routes. A keen observer of the world around her, McInnes turns her observations into studies of what lies beneath the surface. In some pieces, the artist's own face peers out at us through a mask. In others, we are presented with portraits of murderers. In all of them, her deep studies peel away their subjects’ defenses. The eyes of those subjects often become a gateway into their internal states, whether through the glowing eyes of a lion or the blank, almost pasted-on eyes of a serial killer.
Working in media that range from collagraphs and linocuts to paintings and digital prints, the artist makes effective use of her sharp eye for color and her ability to manipulate textures. “I want the viewer to look at my work and feel the emotion of it,” she notes, and the physical power of her images, combined with their subtlety and depth, make that emotional connection come alive.
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.