Explore the World of Natalia Repina at Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery Presents The Odyssey Within

Chelsea, NY, December 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Russian-Italian artist, Natalia Repina, in The Odyssey Within: an Exhibition of Fine Art by Greek and Italian Artists. The exhibition is scheduled to run from December 16, 2010 through January 7, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, December 02, 2010).

The oil paintings of Natalia Repina combine the wonder of magical realism with her love for the light and movement of the Impressionists to create a truly moving art form. Drawn from childhood memories, lasting impressions and the living, breathing world around her, her images are sentient, transforming common landscapes and moments in time into vortexes of human emotion that magically transport the viewer into an unknown world of sentiment and memory.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia and trained at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, Repina now lives and works in Italy, and the Italian influence is evident in her work. Her dynamic interplay of color and light results in vibrant displays and emotive expressive forms. The arc and fall of her paintbrush over the canvas produces a natural cadence, as her use of composition conveys all her philosophies, impressions and experiences of life. Repina has an incredible ability to infuse a two-dimensional canvas with all the multidimensional meanings and emotions inherent in simple everyday moments.

Exhibition Dates: December 16, 2010 – January 7, 2011
Reception: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 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: http://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/natalia_repina.aspx

About the Exhibition:
The Odyssey Within features the work of artists with Italian and Greek backgrounds, creating an exhibition pulsing with a Mediterranean rhythm. Fully in tune with their cultural heritage, these artists also bring a contemporary approach to their art, with results that will resonate with their audience on many levels. Subtle yet striking, thoughtful but often vibrant, these works will spark your imagination and enrich your mind.

Featured Artists:
Emanuele Conti, Debra Cox Passaris, Giovanni Federico, FraGMento, Carlo Gatti Venturini, Maria Rita Ghezzi, Natali Grunska, Paola Guerra, Joe LaMattina, Gianpaolo Lambiase, Francesca Romana Mainieri, Occhi Pinti, Franco Recchia, Natalia Repina, Liliana Rossini, Elio Talon.

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and 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. 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 access to the work of internationally talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. Most recently, the gallery launched Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Agora Gallery
Joyce Asper
530 West 25th St
Chelsea, NY 10001