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Laurence Steenbergen Speaking Language of Form and Color at Agora Gallery

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of South Korean artist, Laurence Steenbergen in Degrees of Abstraction.

New York, NY, July 19, 2012 --( “I try to speak a language of form and color through my paintings,” says Laurence Steenbergen, and her works make strong yet subtle use of those elements. Using acrylics on surfaces ranging from canvas to linen and paper, Steenbergen takes the images and colors she finds in the world around her and employs them in strikingly composed images. In some cases, she will draw a still life onto her canvas, then turn the image 90 degrees and draw the image onto the canvas again. The results are often kaleidoscopic images that powerfully involve the viewer, maintaining a strong tie to nature while recasting the vantage point from which we look at it.

Steenbergen’s colors also express her unique take on the natural world. She mixes the soft blues and greens of plants and water with shades that have an almost neon intensity, once more putting us simultaneously in the natural world and within the world of her imagination. Born in South Korea, Steenbergen grew up in the Netherlands, where she now lives and works.

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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