Reinterpretations of Popular Culture: Artworks by Nancy Landauer
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Nancy Landauer in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm.
American artist Nancy Landauer creates mixed media works that are rhythmical and expressive. Landauer works with acrylic, oil pastel, and paper collage to layer her canvases with intricately conceived designs. She often incorporates glass beads, rhinestones, and other elements into her artwork. She builds each abstract piece by weaving together color and pattern in layers, fragmenting and interchanging them so that they inform each other. A mixture of soft curves and energetic slashes conveys energy. The artist uses texture to add an additional element to each piece, similar to the way a musician adds instruments to a composition. The music being listened to during the creative process is an integral part of each piece she creates. Though they are full of inventiveness, each artwork presents one clear idea at a time.
Landauer also creates representational pieces inspired by the music she listens to, featuring a central figure in a context of playful color and pattern. Musical icons, text, and archival photographs are surrounded by playful geometric acrobatics. They reference art from decades past, from sixties pop art through the graphic style of the eighties, with a contemporary twist.
Nancy Landauer studied illustration in New York City and today lives in Westport, Connecticut.
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 2 – Sept. 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Herluck Antoine Blémur | Patricia Brintle | Heesu Choi | Joan Criscione | Noelle Kristine | Georges de Groot | Iftah Geva | Nancy Landauer | Rina Lazar | Maciej Marecki | Claudia Mayer-Mallenau | Marco Mendoza | Vandana Nittoor | Alex Osborne | Philippe Thélin | Nobuko Saji | Sydnei SmithJordan | Marc Tremblay
About the Exhibition
Breaking with Realism
Breaking with Realism is a group exhibition that explores 18 artists’ respective insights on themes of spirituality, humanity, and the natural world. Through a variety of mediums, the exhibition considers how dynamic arrangements of color, texture, line, and composition can impact the visceral nature of the human experience.
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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.