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Rivers Flow, Paint Spreads: The Art of Alex Osborne

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

Alex Osborne is a painter drawn to motion. His work appears to be explosive, sending projectiles of color careening outward. Osborne’s choice to pursue action is a stand against complacency, a response to societal pressure. “In today’s world I think we feel stuck in a lot of ways, whether it be a job or a relationship,” he says. “However, just like rivers flow and paint spreads, life is constantly moving.”

With single-word titles, pop culture references and screwball evocations of electric cheese, Osborne takes his viewers on a trip that careens from the psychedelic to the lovely, creating new space for himself and anyone who dares to follow. He is always drifting through different mediums, exploring resin, acrylic, and digital painting techniques. For Osborne, experimentation is a vital act. He believes artists must be free of fear. During his first painting class, he watched his peers don coverups to protect their clothing. He looked down at his own t-shirt and jeans and saw a second canvas.

Alex Osborne lives and works in the Williamsburg section of New York City.


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

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Featured Artists:

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, lineHealth Fitness Articles, 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. 

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