New York, NY, October 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- About the Artist
Mystical, dreamlike events unfold in the work of award-winning painter John J. Sayer. The subconscious holds an infinite appeal for Sayer’s imagination, and he channels it into each composition. John’s work transports the viewer through the looking-glass into a shadowy dreamscape that brings chills along with a glimmer of familiarity. Nature holds unyielding power and each character has an extraordinary role to fulfill. The heavens change from sky to tapestry, to figures and faces. Arid landscapes are the psychic void with which each individual must come to terms. Pools, grottos and archways imbue a sense of ceremony, while beautiful figures interact with elemental forces. Each image is sensitively rendered in soft tones contrasted by bursts of vivid color.
For forty years John J. Sayer has exhibited his unique body of work. He has attracted collectors in three continents and even Royal recognition when his painting, a gift to their Royal Highnesses, was hung in St. James Palace in London. Born in Northeast Yorkshire, England, he currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.
Exhibition Dates: November 2, 2011 – November 23, 2011
Reception: Thursday, November 3, 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.
About the Exhibition:
Three wonderful exhibitions will be showing at Agora Gallery this November. Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography is always popular, collecting examples of fine art photography that exemplify what is most powerful and appealing about the medium. Feel your horizons expanding through the work in Pathway to Abstraction, which explores the mystery and magic of form and the creative process, and be delighted and inspired by The Persistence of Form, in which talented artists discover new ways to reflect the world and reach into viewers' minds.
Pathway to Abstraction: Veronica Barcellona, Tiril, Julio Crews, Ember Fairbairn-Ramsay, Mauro Filigheddu, Kenji Inoue, Jeanette Marie Kjeldsen, Walter B. Probst, John J. Sayer, Kevin Smola, Laurence Steenbergen, Paka Traykova
Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography: Fabian, Mike Cable, H. Scott Cushing, Glenn deWitt, Mauro Fioravanti, Alfredo Gonzalez, Debra Kayata, Denis Palbiani, Fernando Salado, Joel Schlossberg, Cade Turner
The Persistence of Form: Carl Gethmann, Wendy Webster Good, Steven R. Hill, Brigitte Martinez, Carolina De Medina, Tarah Nutter, Judy Quest, Brady Steward, Rolf M. Vogt
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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. 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 international 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. 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.