Patricia Queiruga’s Active Painted Compositions
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Patricia Queiruga in Portal to Enigma. The exhibition opens April 25, 2017 and runs through May 16, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 27 from 6-8 pm.
With an ever-changing combination of paints, Patricia Queiruga builds work that ranges from abstract to figurative, but remains reliably organic. In each of the artist’s works, paint builds, drizzles, and drips into shape. The movement of the material on the canvas and the artist’s action in making the work is always visible. In some works vibrant streaks of red or yellow burst through the composition. Inspired by music, Queiruga makes energetic choices in acrylic, oil, and mixed media, translating the exciting notes into a visual practice. Sharply cutting across one another or carefully blended together in the background; the colors and treatments combine with Queiruga’s impulsive choices to form artworks full of emotion and spontaneity. Working freely, Queiruga explores each avenue of interest, whether an elephant or an abstract concept, with versatility and an expressionistic perspective.
Born in the city of Cordoba, Patricia Queiruga lives and works in Argentina. The artist incorporates varied influences into each work, sometimes using painting as a means of pure expression while also occasionally highlighting societal issues like human trafficking through paint.
Exhibition Dates: April 25, 2017 – May 16, 2017
Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Portal to Enigma
Mague Brewer | A. Cornelia Weigle | Sven Weigle | Catherine Harasymiw | Patricia Queiruga | Cristina Prieto Crespi | Cindy Parsley | Lois Gold
About the Exhibition
Portal to Enigma
Agora Gallery is pleased to present Portal to Enigma, a new group exhibition exploring the possibilities of extreme abstraction and non-representational art. As its title suggests, this show is about finding meaning within compositions that can be obscure or even withholding. The work on display throws the spotlight on the non-literal components of visual depiction: texture, color, form, and arrangement in space. Portal to Enigma is a unique survey of the latest in abstraction.
Among the eight featured artists are some who play with landscape, some who play with figural studies, and some who work purely outside of representational boundaries. One artist fractures the human body into slices almost as if to show the movement of time across the canvas. Another depicts nature as a romantic, mysterious collection of impossibly rich colors. The exhibition includes experiments in pattern, texture, and highly intricate mark-making. These are some of the most energized, relentlessly curious abstract artists working in the field today.
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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.