Reinventing the Art of Stoneware: Nora Pineda
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Nora Pineda in Sensorial Realities. The exhibition opens July 5, 2017 and runs through July 25, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 6 from 6-8 pm.
Sculptor Nora Pineda creates stunning stoneware pieces that could have sprung naturally from the sands of the artist's native California. Pineda depicts animals and people as undulating shapes comprising curves that would not look out of place either in an Art Nouveau painting or a Surrealist drawing. Her pieces luxuriate in roundness: every surface curves away from the viewer, seemingly to stretch on forever just out of view.
Pineda often uses fiery oranges and warm brown tones, referencing everything from sandstone to volcanic rock. However, her pieces serve to expand the definition of "earth tones" to include deep purples, vivacious blues, and even a hint of iridescence, all without losing their rich character. She simplifies all her compositions, so that limbs get sucked back into the body, details become pared down into simple surface texture, and only the boldest curves of the body remain.
Pineda was born in Bakersfield, California and counts both Southwestern art and her Mexican heritage as major influences in her work. She is also a massage therapist, spiritual counselor, and healing energy worker.
Exhibition Dates: July 5 – July 25, 2017
Reception: Thursday, July 6,2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Nora Pineda | Caroline Degroiselle | Jiri Maska | Christine Vella | Susan Marx | Mr. Sajja Sajjakul | Natasha Estanga | Horst Lukas | Frank M. Alba | Corinne Garese
About the Exhibition
Agora Gallery's new group exhibition Sensorial Realities offers nine different voyages into new and challenging worlds. Among the paintings, mixed-media works, ceramics, and sculptures included, there are stimulating explorations of landscape, narrative, abstraction, and portraiture. One painter creates outdoor scenes out of a jungle of thick, unbroken brushstrokes that pulse with the loud colors of summer in bloom. Another builds quietly intense psychological scenes out of isolated figures. A third toggles between sensual realism and an abstraction that depends simply on the perspective zooming in and out. With such thoughtful technical experimentation and flawless execution, Sensorial Realities showcases artists operating at their smartest and most provocative level.
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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.