Viviana Puello: Memory's Vibrant Intensity
The Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, NY, 10001) is proud to present Viviana Puello in The Revelry of Energy. Scheduled to run from January 6th through January 27th, the collection will feature a captivating selection of Viviana Puello's pure abstractions.
About Viviana Puello:
Booming with dynamic, glowing, sweating colors, Colombian-American painter Viviana Puello's canvases range from expressionistic landscapes and cityscapes to completely abstracted compositions. Irrespective of the ostensible subjects in her works, Puello deals in temperatures, movements and sounds arranged within grid-like geometries. Her swooping, scratching, simmering palette of warm, frenetic yellows and reds and more calming, gliding blues and cool greens give her art an edgy multi-sensorial dimension that shifts and mutates as it leaps across different parts of each canvas. The whole creates a sense of operatic build up and accelerating motion, of momentum gathering with each successive brush stroke.
Explaining the intense liveliness of her imagery, Puello cites the formative nature of childhood experiences – the bright colors, sounds and smells of her coastal hometown – as a guiding aesthetic principle. Accordingly, her paintings invest everyday scenes (city streets, a chair, a river, gardens) with the magical buzz of memory, of songs half-forgotten, of smells and textures amplified through the intensity of colors and shapes.
Figuratively Speaking exposes issues of conflict and resolution; juxtaposing abstraction and realism with existential themes that speak of the human condition. While seeking a similar contemplation, the artists featured in The Revelry of Energy are crafting a very personal artistic language and technique. Modern in their appeal, the abstract paintings’ brilliant colors and unique styles explore the artists’ individual narratives and visionary experiences. In Reverie of Form sees artists experiment with unusual materials and styles, eerily beautiful sculptures have been paired with soulful portraiture and sprawling landscapes. This impressive selection of artists will thrill audiences looking to explore the abundant variety of the contemporary art scene.
Exhibition Dates: January 6, 2009 through January 27. 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm
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 Art-Mine.com
Angela Di Bello Director
530 West 25th Street,
Chelsea, New York City, NY