Bekir Smolski’s Atmospheric Environments at Agora Gallery
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Bekir Smolski in Pathways. The exhibition opens September 26, 2017 and runs through October 17, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 28 from 6-8 pm.
With oil on canvas, Bekir Smolski paints environments that blur the line between fantasy and reality. Light falls gently on luminous and quiet landscapes. Still trees, sand, and ice freeze in time under the tight strokes of Smolski’s brush. The impact of weather is apparent in each scene through streaks and textured detail. Smolski’s work at times takes a surreal turn: in some pieces, stone and wooden points curve impossibly across canvases, glowing at their tips. Faceted earth and flora slope through each canvas, working in color palettes that create atmospheric scenes. Subjects are emphasized in contrast to the subtle natural color and luminous glow that dominates each piece. In some work, figures are integrated into rain or mist. In others, trees stand dark and animated against subtly dramatic scenes.
Living and working in Vienna, Smolski incorporates his fascination with the ever-changing quality of light into fantastic and even romantic landscapes. Each smooth transition in the paint draws the viewer further into the experience, inviting exploration. He has recently participated in the 10th Florence Biennale in 2015.
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 17, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Enrico Ambrosio | Lorena Becerra | Anita Birkenfeld | Rody | Hanneke Kempers | Nancy McLean | Iva Milanova | Frédérique Négrié | Alaleh Ostad | Elke Riedel | Svetlana Sintseva | Bekir Smolski | Westby and Mercier
About the Exhibition
Pathways is a group exhibition that blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality through a survey of the works of twelve artists. The exhibition considers how a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, digital compositions, photography, and multimedia collages, can intertwine both the everyday and the ethereal into a collection of dynamic compositions.
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About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves.