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Christine Vella: Two Sides of Abstraction

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Christine Vella in Sensorial Realities. The exhibition opens July 5, 2017 and runs through July 25,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 6 from 6-8 pm.

In Christine Vella’s paintings, abstraction takes on two forms. In one, she uses the textures and colors of the Australian outback to create patterns that express the landscape’s essence. “I want to show that the Australian landscape is not just a surface, a physical component of the earth but a language that speaks in both abstract and reality,” she says. Working in oils on canvas and cardboard, Vella brings that language alive through her ability to explore the emotional impact of color and a sense of line and composition that is dynamic yet balanced, capturing the shifting energies of the world she depicts.

Color and line are also at the center of the other form of abstraction in which she employs. In her “hard edge abstractions,” Vella makes images with a sharp geometric precision that is enlivened by the same energy and balance found in her landscapes. In these paintings, pure shapes and forms are given a physical presence that engages viewers and makes them active participants in the image’s meaning. The artist lives and works in Macedon Ranges, Australia.


Exhibition Dates: July 5  – July 25, 2017

Reception: Thursday, July 6,2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Featured Artists:

Nora Pineda  |  Caroline Degroiselle  |  Jiri Maska  |  Christine Vella  |  Susan Marx  |  Mr. Sajja Sajjakul  |  Natasha Estanga  |  Horst Lukas  |  Frank M. Alba  |  Corinne Garese


About the Exhibition

Sensorial Realities

Agora Gallery's new group exhibition Sensorial Realities offers nine different voyages into new and challenging worlds. Among the paintings, mixed-media works, ceramics, and sculptures included, there are stimulating explorations of landscape, narrative, abstraction, and portraiture. One painter creates outdoor scenes out of a jungle of thick, unbroken brushstrokes that pulse with the loud colors of summer in bloom. Another builds quietly intense psychological scenes out of isolated figures. A third toggles between sensual realism and an abstraction that depends simply on the perspective zooming in and out. With such thoughtful technical experimentation and flawless executionArticle Search, Sensorial Realities showcases artists operating at their smartest and most provocative level.

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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. 

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