Albert Barcilon Creates Bold Abstract Paintings in Portals of Perception at Agora Gallery

New York, NY (PressExposure) October 19, 2009 -- Chelsea’s Agora Gallery announced they will unveil a three-part exhibition that is scheduled to run from October 27, 2009 through November 17, 2009, featuring work from Albert Barcilon in Portals of Perception.

Award-winning artist, Albert Barcilon, creates bold abstract paintings that are a unique trip into a visionary world of his invention. In a style that is very much his own, Barcilon paints from his personal experiences rather than tapping into historical precedence, and tailors a unique visual language for each piece. Compositions change distinctively from piece to piece, each time he approaches the canvas a new world emerges. Yet, his colors and compositions provide a unity to his body of work. He has a muscular approach to painting characterized by large movements of shapes and textures that convey the spirit of a place rather than the likeness of it.

The audience is encouraged to read into each piece, where color is a driving force behind much of the emotional response. His creative process is founded upon the reaction to disorder. "I deliberately set my canvas in a state of chaos. Then, I welcome the random hand that is dealt." A passion for art runs deep in the Barcilon family. Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, Albert’s aunt, is the renowned restorer of da Vinci's 'The Last Supper.' Barcilon lives and works between Boulder, Colorado and Tallahassee, Florida; he has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and juried shows around the United States.

Portals of Perception bridges the wide expanse of artistic possibilities, gathering together impressionist, realist, and abstract paintings. What we find, surprisingly, is not the differences but the similarities as these talented artists vocalize the inspirations of places, people, and feelings. While the particular visual language may differ, the spirit behind the works has many overlapping areas, because to be human is to realize ourselves within our mental and physical environs. Elements of Abstraction presents audiences with a rich kaleidoscope of color, form, and texture that in conjunction breathes life into abstract artworks.

Whether employing shimmering brushstrokes or bold fields of color, nonrepresentational art, with its lack of familiar forms, allows the work speak to us on an especially elemental level. Through their deeply personal forms of expression, these artists offer a stunning glimpse into contemporary abstract painting. Altered States of Reality provides a glimpse of the world as captured through the lens of a camera, technology, and through the artists own inner vision. The gifted artist’s participating in Altered States of Reality offer us a perception of the world, as seen, through a complex, enigmatic fusion of emotions and technical mastery. The old boundaries have come tumbling down and the new reality has been altered and is forever changing. This exciting exhibition allows us to challenge our ideas, parables and perceptions that constitute our own reality.

Exhibition Dates: October 27, 2009 – November 17, 2009 Reception: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 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:

Featured Artists: Portals of Perception- Albert Barcilon, Paco Dalmau, Susan Marx, Alina Shapiro, Carmen Sotuela Elements of Abstraction- Oliver Benoit, Alejandrina Calderoni, Magda Dini, Roisin Fitzpatrick, Michael I. Kotler, Rom Lammar, Anti Liu, Alexey Marroquin Altered States of Reality- Lil Dafonte, Rupert Davis, GISART, Sharon Hickey, Isaac Images, Joblueheart, Eleanor Owen Kerr, David LaBella, Clecio Lira, Uri Mahlev, Lymarie Rodriguez, Toktam Tayefeh, Maria Trezzi

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and 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. 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 internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched, 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.

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