Patricia Olguín: Bringing Contrasting Textures Together
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Patricia Olguín 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.
Patricia Olguín’s sculptures combine metal, resin, granite and wood into pieces that play textures off of one another to a strong effect. Of her materials, wood was the first that really inspired her. “From the very beginning,” Olguín says, “I was extremely fascinated by wood. It seduces me with its smells, its colors, the quality of its surfaces.” That sensual essence is apparent in all of Olguín’s works. Creating elegant curves and shapes, she gives the wood elements in her pieces a smooth, glowing surface while respecting its inherent grain and irregularities. Because of this, her sculptures provocatively bridge the gap between the natural and refined.
That energy is heightened by the other materials Olguín brings into her work. Metallic surfaces contrast with the natural radiance of the wood, while the brightly colored resins she incorporates add another level of visual counterpoint. In addition, there is a level of playfulness that makes those combinations all the more engaging. Olguin says her goal is to “alter people’s atmospheres,” and the mix of materials and approaches she employs allows her to easily realize that goal.
Patricia Olguin was the recipient of the Art Berliner Prize 2016 and currently works as a short course lecturer inSculpture at the West Dean College, England.
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.