Mauricio Cadavid Connects To The Past In Nyc

Arts-and-Entertainment Lithe, curvilinear swirls of muted earth tones meet gradations of black and white in Mauricio Cadavids intriguing artworks. Almost Surrealist in figure and form, these works recall the likes of Andre Masson, and yet conjure a fresh, contemporary spark of vivacious liveliness. Trained in a variety of artistic practices, including print-making, drawing and painting, Cadavid culls his imagery and forms from art historical precedents as much as his own imagination. Jaggedly articulated lines are juxtaposed with soft, supple figuration. Rooted in realism, the artist employs the strategies of early abstraction, such as Cubism, in order to breathe vibrant spirit into traditional artistic practices. Through his contemporary works, Cadavid connects to the past and to our history, thematically and formally recalling the work of masters such as Velasquez or Titian in a beautiful elaboration of new reality. Passion, enthusiasm and energy is part of the process of elaboration, he explains. A Colombian native, Mauricio Cadavid has exhibited widely in both South and North America, and was a MacDowell Fellow. 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: ..agora-gallery../artistpage/Mauricio_Cadavid.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. .bining 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 .prehension 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. Featured Artists: Figuratively Speaking 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 Desgagns | Debra Fitzsimmons | Ignacio Hbrika | Kiko Sobrino | Jess Ucls | Zae Ulrich | Aleksandra Vavilova About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York Citys 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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. 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 international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most .prehensive 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. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: