New York, NY (PressExposure) May 17, 2009 -- Agora Gallery is pleased to present The French Perspective, an exhilarating survey of contemporary art from France. There are a remarkable variety of styles represented in this exhibition, truly profound works that delve into humanity's deepest creative roots. Some of these talented artists are tremendous painters and sculptors while others explore experimental techniques and new media. Art lovers will undoubtedly be enamored by this selection of works from our neighbors across the Atlantic.
Displaying a love for nature alongside a will to protect it, award-winning French painter FranÃ§oise Amelot captures scenes with a wonderful impressionistic realism. Her modestly-sized canvases burst forth with beautiful bouquets, lush gardens and landscapes, and quiet still-lifes steeped in rich light. Her brushwork and handling of paint display an unassuming yet poised confidence in composition. Amelot's work is unique in this stillness, an inviting aura that allows audiences to place themselves within the scene. Clear, calm waters reflect surrounding foliage and crisp azure skies that span to the limits of sight. In many paintings, one will discover an unpretentious environmental message, where clearings in the vegetation give way to discarded rusting cans or other refuse. Yet she gives the same aesthetic attention to litter as she would any leaf, cloud, or stone, but with the awareness that this is an unwelcome guest in the natural scenery. Amelot grew up and settled outside of Paris, deriving much of her artistic inspiration from long walks in the French countryside.
Exhibition Dates: June 27, 2009 - July 17, 2009 Reception: Thursday, July 2, 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.
Featured Artists: Pierre-Louis Acciari, Michel De Caso, Gildas Loyant, Musika, FranÃ§oise Amelot, FLORA, Pamela Luchitta, RÃ©mi Salin, Carmenly, Isabelle, Hector Marino, Tian Shi, GÃ©ry Lamarre, Thierry Michelet, Gerard Stricher, David Garcia de las Bayonas