New York, NY, April 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The oil-on-linen paintings of Belgian artist Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs are as authentic as they are inspiring. Shedding any preconceptions of modern art movements, she seeks to paint subjects both recognizable and realistic, intended to reassure the viewer and reflect the immense beauty of the world that surrounds them. Cauwenberghs draws much of her inspiration from long-standing Flemish artistic traditions, with a focus on the detailed use of line and form, and a dedication to color. She employs the highest quality of materials in her art, using no additives or varnish that might eventually cause deterioration.
Cauwenberghs wishes for her art to be a remedy against the gloom and despair that seem to consume our media-driven modern world. Through her work, she encourages her viewers to take a good look at all the richness that surrounds them. As she explains, “What I paint exists. Those colors are all around us. We just fail to see them.” Indeed, she manages to capture the breathtaking wonder in the ordinary, reminding the viewer of the true beauty that exists in our daily lives.
Exhibition Dates: April 24, 2012 – May 15, 2012
Reception: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 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/artistpage/Vera_L.P._Cauwenberghs.aspx
About the Exhibition:
Celebrate the returning warmth and feeling of hope and growth with three wonderful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography is a consistently popular and powerful exhibit, as these sensitive and ingenious fine art photographers reintroduce us to a world we thought we knew. Symphony of Color revels in the richness and sensual pleasure of color, connecting to a part of our world that effortlessly draws us in and leaves us immersed in mystery and wonder. Made in New Zealand: an Exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand, will display the works of artists from Auckland's well-known Flagstaff Gallery, which was responsible for revitalizing contemporary art in its area. These delightful creations represent the scintillating best of New Zealand art and will provide new insight into a country that continues to fascinate. The exhibitions open on April 24, 2012 and run until May 15, 2012. The opening reception will take place on April 26, 2012. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the inspiring artists behind the works.
Symphony of Color
Hortencia Barreto | Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs | Doug Gilbert | Elisabeth Holzschuster | Nicholai Khan | Helen Laishley | Lola Lonli | Marty Maehr | MAEV | Yvonne Maloney | Isabelle Viallaneix | W.M. Vinci | Xiaoli Yang
Altered States of Reality
Michelle Benjamin | Fernando Braune | Claude Charlebois | Vidur Chhabra | Neil Patrick Doherty | Michael Katz | Corrado Maggi | Shokoufeh Malekkiani | Hélène Mogensen de Monléon | Norma Picciotto | Heather Diane Rule (Adams) | Shifra | Monia Tartarini
Made in New Zealand: An Exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand
Tony Allain | Mychael Barratt | Emma Butler | Sean Chen | Mark Compton | Dagmar Dyck | Dave Gunson | Julia Henderson | Daniëlla Hulme | Crispin Korschen | Peter Lambert | Kit MacGregor | Ewan McDougall | Peter Mesley | Alexis Neal | Tony Ogle | Anna Palmer | Matt Palmer | Richard Robinson | Ted Sherwen | Richard Smith | Mary Taylor | Cynthia Taylor | Rae West | Fraser Williamson
Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.
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.