Maria Pia Taverna: Journeys Through Color

The Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, NY, 10001) is proud to present Maria Pia Taverna in The Odyssey Within: Fine Art by Artists Living in Italy and Greece and of Italian and Greek Origin. Scheduled to run from December 12th through January 2nd, the collection will feature a captivating selection of Maria Pia Taverna's unique works.

Chelsea, NY, December 12, 2008 --( Agora Gallery is proud to present Maria Pia Taverna in The Odyssey Within: Fine Art by Artists Living in Italy and Greece and of Italian and Greek Origin.

About Maria Pia Taverna:

Maria Pia Taverna blends her innate stylistic sense with brilliantly conceived hues to captivate the viewer with a hypnotic visual dynamism. Expressing her emotions through a unique manipulation of color and line, Taverna creates works of art which transcend the realm of aesthetic beauty to an emotionally evocative exploration of the human psyche. Her hybrid method of digital imaging and classical printing techniques results in a highly emotive work, evidencing the influence of artists from throughout the annals of history. From the psychological explorations of the Surrealists to the drama of the Expressionists and the precision of the Classical painters, Taverna's works display the artist's own deep understanding of art and art history.

Having exhibited her artwork throughout Europe, Mari Pia Taverna has received critical acclaim for her unique artistic perspective and has trained in the ateliers of several significant artists and designers. A native of Italy, she currently lives and works in the city of Turin.

About the Exhibition:

The Odyssey Within is a captivating survey of modern-day artists from Greece and Italy. The artistic conceptions vary dramatically while retaining a distinctive European character attentive to the human condition. Works of both quiet introspection and visual bravado are included, offering a unique look into the contemporary art coming from these two prominent Mediterranean locales.

Featured Artists: Stavros Andriotis, Stavros Antonopoulos, Loretta Bagnoli, Marika Berlind, Sandro Bisonni, Leonardo Ciccarelli, Antonio Nicola Ciervo, Carlo De Angelis, Panos Evangelopoulos, Gerasimos Galiatsatos, Luigi Galligani, Korinna, Dimitra Koula, Angelo Maggi, Graziella Menozzi, Rania Mesiskli, Hariclia Michailidou, Michelis, Eugenia Mola di Larissè, Melanie Prapopoulos, Yiorgos Sakelaris, Maria Pia Taverna, Charis Vakalopoulos

Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2008 through January 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm

Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery New York established in 1984, is a fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing quality and original art to established and emerging collectors and catering to special events in support of fine art. The gallery is also the publisher of ARTisSpectrum Magazine and the sponsor of

Angela Di Bello Director
530 West 25th Street,
Chelsea, New York City, NY
10001, USA

Contact information:
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