The original work of two gifted Australian artists, Nada Herman and Jennifer Pinder, will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC from February 10 through March 1, 2012. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show.
Jennifer Pinder. Red Spike 2 DRS2A1. Oil on Canvas. 59x59
Exhibition Dates: February 10, 2012 – March 1, 2012
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6pm - 8pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am - 6pm
About Nada Herman
Australian artist Nada Herman applies paint to the canvas using an approach both spontaneous and intense, resulting in images that feature brilliant color, lush brushstrokes, and passionate textures. In her uniquely bold style, Herman’s art reflects the beauty that surrounds her. What makes her paintings so compelling is their unpredictability, achieved as paints are applied with a palette knife and sometimes even squeezed straight from the tube as she sculpts the layers of color along the way. One of the driving forces behind her art is Herman’s belief that nothing is static. As she explains, even “a humble flower or piece of fruit has a life force.” Thus, in her landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes, Herman captures all the color and movement contained within, elucidating the essence, spirit, and energy at the heart of her subject so that her paintings come to have a life force of their own.
Taught by her famous artist grandfather Sali Herman and her renowned father Ted, Nada Herman continues the family legacy, living and working in Avalon, Sydney, Australia.
Australian artist Jennifer Pinder’s abstract paintings are a study of light and color and how they interact, creating multifaceted experiences that profoundly affect the viewer. Her work is inspired by the deception of simplicity, where the images appear uncomplicated, yet change and transform depending on the viewer’s perspective and point of view. To achieve this effect, she layers colors and patterns in subtle ways, creating inner threads of multidimensional weaves, or alternately paints sculptural spikes that extrude from the canvas, which play off light and color perceptions.
Pinder’s successful career in the Australian fashion industry allowed her to study the complex simplicity of texture, color, and pattern, and how they intersect in ways that are evocative and meaningful. She has also been inspired by the classic designs and precise connecting patterns of the Middle East, where she has made her home. Her masterful use of these elements result in pieces that viewers “have to work at . . . [where] they can come up close and see one aspect, then move away and see something completely different.”
About the Exhibition
Infuse the short winter days with energy and warmth by visiting the exhibitions at Agora Gallery this February. The Substance of Abstraction explores the variety and mystery of the world, diving into the essence of form and shape that make up our lived experience of reality. Intriguing, intelligent and full of fascinating detail and insight, these works provide a memorable occasion. The artists in Sensorial Perspectives express their interest and joy in the things they perceive, bringing to their art both their considerable artistic skills and their acute observational abilities in a combination that achieves dazzling results. Elemental Realms is characterized by a vibrant passion which enlivens and inspires those who come into contact with it. Lively and enthralling, these works provide a treat for those who are sensitive to atmosphere and the enormous potential of color.
The Substance of Abstraction
Lauren Abshire | Mikael Altersten | Carlos Luis Benavente | Angela Cibos-Reisinger | Jennifer Epprecht | HERMINE | David Jay Juter | Olivia Kapoor | Maryline Lemaitre | Jennifer Pinder | Micheline Raymond | Janice Sobel | Sieglinde Wagner
Aurora Ave | LuisaElena Betancourt | Larry Frank | Rachel Hamburger | Nada Herman | Martin Machacek | Jose Ma Martinez | Tammy Phillips |
Rusiko Plaksina | Alessandro Tamponi
Patricia Armour | Midori Furuhashi | Ucki Kossdorff | Armande Lebeau |
Kaileigh Osarczuk | Agnès CH Peeters | Juan Jose Prada | Eleni Tsotsorou |
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.