Doris Brown: Inspiring Stories
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Switzerland artist Doris Brown in Mélange of Milieu. The exhibition opens February 14, 2017 and runs through March 7, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm.
Doris Brown creates meticulous yet wondrous paintings that pull from nature, fiction, and spirituality to inspire her audience. Brown uses her chosen medium of acrylic to achieve crisp lines, smooth textures, and the kind of precise color mixing that is only possible in an expert’s hands. She portrays figures, plants, and animals with a realism that goes beyond mere depiction and moves into the realm of celebration. Brown paints subjects that are beautiful, in tableaux that are thought-provoking.
Though her style is undeniably realistic, Brown employs her aesthetic to depict improbable or wholly otherworldly scenes. Her paintings are often featuring angels and classical characters from operas. She drops the background out of her scenes, selectively placing a tree here or a plant there to complicate the work’s silhouette. By combining text and images in some works, Brown enters an entirely different genre altogether: she tells entire stories with her pieces with an original visual language that still leaves room for the viewer’s imagination.
Brown was born in Wolhusen, Switzerland and today lives in Burg, Switzerland, where she works as a teacher for disadvantaged children.
Exhibition Dates: February 14, 2017 – March 7, 2017
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Mélange of Milieu
Anna Voloshko | MORLOT Claude | Doris Brown | Yuliya Pogreb | HERMINE | Sa Peng | Yoshiko Kanai | Rita Galambos | Stacie Hernandez | Michael Alberon
About the Exhibition
Mélange of Milieu: Defying Category
This February Agora Gallery presents Mélange of Milieu, a group exhibition highlighting the newest ways to bend genre practiced by artists working today. The eight featured artists hail from the Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, and the United States - among others - yet have much to say to each other. The hazy, Impressionistic landscape paintings on one wall seem to both inform and take cues from the brash figural paintings on the next. Mélange of Milieu is unique in the current crop of gallery shows for featuring sculpture as prominently as painting, or indeed any works on paper. The exhibition makes a conscious effort to include a range of three-dimensional works, the result being an unusually revealing look at the field. There are highly realistic bronze figurines of invented animals, sleek and gestural depictions of the moving body in stone, and assemblages of brightly colored wooden blocks that have been both painted and embroidered, in a way, to evoke the patterns of the cosmos.
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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.