New York, NY (PressExposure) October 06, 2009 -- Chelseaâs Agora Gallery is pleased to present a four part collective exhibition that is scheduled to run from October 2, 2009 through October 23, 2009.
Ren Seffer creates gorgeous, multi-layered works filled with luscious colors and dream-like textures and imagery. Starting with strokes of black, she builds her paintings up through to bright color, letting them form as they will, producing a wonderful freedom in her brushstrokes and a spontaneity in the forms that inhabit the canvases. Sefferâs paintings have a dreamlike, almost spiritual quality. She takes the objects she sees around her and imbues them with her own passion. The figures and animals conjured up are smooth, and melt into patterns or other objects, moving through the composition effortlessly. Her brushstrokes, too, although distinct and vigorous, then blend into each other creating a plane of textured color like dappled light. The intensity and harmonious quality of the color is what gives these paintings their joyous feeling. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Ren Seffer currently lives in Grand Cayman, British West Indies and is a full-time artist and self-confessed gypsy.
Sensorial Realities is a collection of whimsical works of contemporary art exploring both the spiritual and earthly themes. These visionary artists take us on a merry expedition though mystic jungles and intergalactic realms, while delving into the yearly cycles of birth and rebirth. Other works focus on the timeless, transformative power of the figure. Together these creative minds provide us with an extraordinary art experience. The unique styles and working methods of the artists showcased in Four Degrees of Abstraction are a consequence of seeking to express the ineffable in new, personal ways. Rapturous beauty combines with intriguing symbolism to explore the inner and outer worlds; each artwork becomes a note in a collective effort to unlock the mysteries of being. Soothing naturalist vistas await audiences of The Portal of Tranquility.
Nature has always retained the power to enhance our understanding of ourselves and these artists recognize the potent visual possibilities of the natural domain. Here we find each painter, in varying degrees of realism, striking out on their own path and taking delight in the rhythms and energies of the creation itself. The Saturated Palette is a collection of artists conceiving novel forms of expressive abstract painting. Highly energetic and personal, these artists forge new pathways of visual articulation, while exploring music, philosophy and performing arts. The selection of art works will delight audiences who embark upon an exploration of imagery rich with symbolism and a vigorous pulse. This is contemporary painting at itâs finest: colorful, brave, and breathtaking.
Exhibition Dates: October 2, 2009 â October 23, 2009 Reception: Thursday, October 08, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues â Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/ren_seffer.aspx
Featured Artists: Four Degrees of Abstraction- Kristina Garon, Sung Hong, Suzete Martins, Christopher Voss Sensorial Realities- Michael Berger, David Jeffery Frank, Melissa Norenberg, Ren Seffer, Christopher Stone, Tineke Wilde The Portal of Tranquility- Alexei Adamov, Kerstin Arnold, Abdelkhalek Idmalk, Paul Tappenden and Joanna Dickey, Marc van der Leeden The Saturated Palette- Taras Borovyk, Jenifer Carey, Lenore Sempert, Kensuke Shimizu