Luz Letts: Stories in Symbols at Agora Gallery
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Luz Letts in The New Flux. The exhibition opens October 20, 2017 and runs through November 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 26 from 6-8 pm.
Luz Letts' acrylic paintings combine the most thought-provoking aspects of realism, reinterpreted from scenes she has seen in daily life. Letts portrays figures, anonymous men and women who are often caught in the middle of a narrative. Large figures support dozens of smaller ones which decorate subjects' arms and legs. A woman reveals a web of men tangled in her hair. Other works are less fantastical yet equally emotive: people lean towards and away from each other, they reach towards the sky, they kiss. Letts’ images are allegorical, speaking volumes about human conflict and personal history.
Stylistically, Letts’ work is deceptively straightforward. She uses strong yet realistic lines, smooth shading for a gentle sense of depth, and clean combinations of color that excise all the necessary tones to get to the heart of natural light. Her subjects have no distinguishing faces: they speak instead through their bodies. Her backdrops rely on color and shading to convey atmosphere. Each work shows a fully-formed world.
Letts was born in Lima, Peru, where she continues to live and work today. She has exhibited in Peru and many other countries, including Mexico and Honduras, both as a solo artist and in group shows.
Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 9, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Muggi Peters | Su-Jeong NAM | Patricia Olguín | Patricia Gray | Chijia He | Cynthia Evers | Gitte Peters | Claudia Breidenbach | Luz Letts | Michael Dolen | Stivi
About the Exhibition
The New Flux presents a cross-section of different pictorial practices gathered around the theme of nature in urban life. Taking what is specific to a natural setting—a landscape, a body of water—and showing how it impacts the flow or urban life, The New Flux makes a case that our dependency on nature is just as pervasive as our dependency on technology.
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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.