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Chaz David’s Urban Inspirations at Agora Gallery

Chaz David is a contemporary artist who calls his style of art "dramatic uptown urban" because although it is definitely urban, it is not inspired by "street" or "graffiti" art. His work is clever and thought-provoking, as he tries to inspire the viewer both visually and intellectually.

New York, NY, October 01, 2011 --( Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Brooklyn artist, Chas David, in The Synergy of Movement. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 7, 2011 through October 28, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011).

About the Artist
Brooklyn-based artist Chas David refers to his unique fusion of painting, bas-relief sculpture and woodworking as “Dramatic Uptown Urban,” an appropriate moniker for his pieces which marry skyline views of iconic buildings with the textures and tones of the streets. The base layer for these clever assemblages is always plywood, a utilitarian material that Chas transforms through carving, cutting, nailing, drilling and painting with bold acrylic tones. The resulting pieces have many superimposed layers.

The iconic bricks of New York City architecture are a favorite motif, and appear as both painted patterns and sculpted textures. These rigid, rectilinear forms stand in sharp contrast to the human and natural forms that Chas deploys to convey a more organic, even wild sense of the city. Textured lettering and patterns nearly camouflaged beneath the acrylic add another dimension to the works, catching the light as viewers move around a piece. Chas David presents the city through a multifaceted and subtle aesthetic that is at once intuitive and full of surprises.

Exhibition Dates: October 7, 2011 – October 28, 2011
Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
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About the Exhibition:
Brighten up your October with the varied and delightful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Marvel at the talent of the Canadian artists in Beyond Borders. Enjoy a new way of looking at the world in Sensorial Perspectives, and revel in a sense of kinetic energy in The Synergy of Movement. In addition, prepare yourself for a real treat in Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition. This remarkable artist dazzles her audience with works of vibrant abstract skill which take a personal emotional response to the natural world and turn it into a celebration and a source of delight for all those who view them.

Featured Artists:
Sensorial Perspectives: Sung Ki Jeon, Klaus Boesch (The Sandman), Chas David, Qphoto-art "arjon&jeffrey groeneweg," Kunshik Shin

The Synergy of Movement: Nicole Alger, Will Day, Whojeong Lee, David Segeta, Ford Weisberg

Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada: Darlene Adams, SuzieB, Anahit Etemadi, Pat Fairhead, Chantelle Gobeil, Larouche, Arcade Latour, Barry Melsom, Darlean Morris, Paul Saucier, Peter Schulz, Ivan Hilliard Vincent, Teresa Young

Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a Solo Exhibition: L. Byrne

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It 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. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery 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 international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs 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.

Contact Information
Agora Gallery
Lee Eagle
530 West 25th St
Chelsea, NY 10001

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