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Nancy McLean: Fantasy and Future

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Nancy McLean 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.

Fantastical and sophisticated at the same time, Nancy McLean's paintings offer a glimpse into another world. McLean works in oil on canvas, a well-chosen medium for the complexities that her pieces contain. She depicts scenes with a hyper-realism that shows textures in more vivid detail than the naked eye can see, while colors are heightened without being distorted. A glint of sunlight on a leaf becomes a spotlight. Space and terrain are depicted with care, which only underscores the surreal aspects of the objects and figures within. The artist has recently also developed a unique process of creating artworks that appear three-dimensional when viewed with special glasses. Consistently experimenting with new techniques, McLean creates striking compositions of distinctive signature.

Though McLean mirrors the physical world in her paintings, she takes these real-life subjects and projects them into scenes that are somewhere between fantasy and possible future. A fern cries human tears in one piece, and a carousel horse imagines itself flying free in another. McLean also deals in political and social themes, confronting reality and human experiences from all angles.

McLean was born in Ontario, Canada, where she continues to live and work today. She has exhibited all across Ontario and teaches art.


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

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Featured Artists:

Enrico Ambrosio  |  Lorena Becerra  |  Anita Birkenfeld  |  Rody  |  Hanneke Kempers  |  Nancy McLean  |  Iva Milanova  |  Frédérique Négrié  |  Alaleh Ostad  |  Elke Riedel  |  Svetlana Sintseva  |  Bekir Smolski  


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 collagesArticle Submission, 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.

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