New York City, NY (PressExposure) January 13, 2012 -- Using pastel on paper, award-winning artist Lane M. Duncan crafts inspiring landscapes and portraiture in the Impressionist tradition. Deeply interested in French urbanity and culture, he forms moody European skies lingering over bridges, skylines, and rolling hills. His painterly strokes evoke an assortment of textures and atmospheric effects without seeming wispy or translucent; even the sky takes on a robust physicality in Duncan's work. The figures exude a particularly quiet, world-weary emotion. Simple daily acts take on an almost spiritual significance. To understand the tradition of his chosen art form the artist has traveled extensively, making pilgrimages to sites that inspired previous Impressionist painters. The unique aspect of his work in the world of art is "resonance," explains Duncan, "like the analogy in music, the subtle dissolution of an intense moment in time."
Lane M. Duncan's paintings have been collected by a number of private and corporate collectors and have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Paris, Atlanta, New York and New Orleans. He lives in Atlanta.
Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2012 - February 7, 2012
Reception: Thursday, January 19, 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/Lane_M._Duncan.aspx
About the Exhibition:
Agora Gallery dives into the New Year with three exhibitions which explore the rich potential revealed through the creative power of art.
Figuratively Speaking investigates the varying sources of inspiration that motivate and direct artists in their imaginative process. Combining a reflection on the most esoteric levels of experience with an understanding of the innately physical nature of the world, these works display a sensitive and emotive comprehension of what it means to be human.
The art in Portal to Enigma looks to the hidden secrets and mysteries that help to define existence as we know it, approaching these intriguing topics from a variety of intelligent and innovative perspectives. The result is appealing, thought-provoking and ultimately represents a call to alter the way we view the world and each other. The artists of Degrees of Abstraction concentrate on encapsulating the essence of what they see and sharing their unique viewpoint with their audience. Focusing on form, shape and color in their determination to portray their personal vision, they achieve the ability to construct their message in universal terms as well. The exhibitions will open on January 17, 2012 and run until February 7, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 6-8 PM. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.
Jim Cobb | Nancy De Boni | Lane M. Duncan | Pat Gastreich | Eliza Gomez | Gwen Graham | Patrick Mason | Coco Mobuli | Trevin Prince | Shyamala Rao | Mark Salevitz | Carmen Sotuela
Degrees of Abstraction
Sevega Adriano | Lawrence R. Armstrong | Brigitte Balbinot | Christian Bundegaard | Carmen Egea | Yuri Elperin | Ivana Kosanovic | Deva Lei | Marianna Merler | Marjolijn Oude Vrielink | Andreas Strobel
Portal to Enigma
Mauricio Cadavid | Roula Chreim | Rodolfo Cuesta | Jacques Desgagnés | Debra Fitzsimmons | Ignacio Hábrika | Kiko Sobrino | Jesús Uclés | Zae Ulrich | Aleksandra Vavilova