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Kushlani Jayasinha: Art is My Journal

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Sri Lankan artist, Kushlani Jayasinha in Degrees of Abstraction.

New York, NY, July 25, 2012 --( The moving, enthralling abstracts of Kushlani Jayasinha extract the energy of the artist’s hand and lay it bare on the canvas. Jayasinha’s oil paint covers the canvas with color and creativity, the organization at once sharply defined and open to interpretation. The works keep to earth tones and an ambiguous field of depth, allowing the feeling and composition to be wholly driven by the shape of the artist’s mark, which itself is influenced by meditation that casts its peaceful spell on the viewer through the medium of the paint.

Jayasinha’s work is deeply ingrained in her journeyman’s history. Born in Sri Lanka and a one-time physicist, she now devotes herself full-time to art in her adopted home of California. Her organic style of painting arose partly from this transition; as she describes it, “life has more meaning experienced than explained. Life is best when just being. Art takes us to this place.” Jayasinha’s work invites the viewer to enter its profoundly honest space where light, pigment, and shadow exist on a visceral level: the physical and the spiritual worlds made visible.

Exhibition Dates: July 31, 2012 – August 21, 2012
Reception: Thursday, August 2, 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.
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About the Exhibition:

Agora Gallery's Exquisite Exhibits Are a Breath of Fresh Air in the Summer Heat. Come to Agora Gallery to enjoy exhibitions which will add a refreshing, revitalizing spark of inspiration to your day. Interpretive Realms will introduce you to new universes which come to life within the confines of the artwork, yet spread their influence beyond and into the minds of the receptive viewer. The work in The Rhythm of Color celebrates the vibrant, lyrical pulse that judicious and elegant use of hue brings to art and our experience of it. In Degrees of Abstraction, concepts are explored through the lens of lively imaginations, leading to images which are as lovely as they are intriguing. The exhibitions begin on July 31, 2012 and run until August 21, 2012. The opening reception will take place on August 2, 2012, 6PM-8PM. Entrance is free and art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.

Featured artists:

Interpretive Realms
Philippe Aoun Deladoëy ("PAoun") | Malcolm Baroway | Bibi Davidson | Pia Erlandsson | Rubén Gómez Masip | Thomas Maes | Umeko Okano | Fabrizio Pinzi | Shyamala Rao | Sahi | Tony Taylor | Maurizio Yorck

The Rhythm of Color
Patricia Brintle | Sarah Cousineau | Katherine DuTremble | Nada Herman | Julia Ismambetova | Roland Morin | Ingrid Roth | Paul Satheesh

Degrees of Abstraction
Paul Brotherton | Gail Elwell | Beth Gandy | Gary W. Hinsche | Kushlani Jayasinha | Darryn Marshall | Sandra Mueller-Dick | Gianni Renna | Kiko Sobrino | Laurence Steenbergen

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.
Contact Information
Agora Gallery
Nellie Scott
530 West 25th St
Chelsea, NY 10001

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