Robert DiCamillo: Paintings that bring two worlds together
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Albuquerque artist Roger DiCamillo in Emerging Visions. The exhibition will open on January 21, 2017 and run through February 10, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8 PM.
The cliffside houses of the Italian hillside and coast, as well as the sky and sea that surround them, are the main subject of Roger DiCamillo’s paintings. Working in oils on canvas, DiCamillo makes images that capture his subjects while also standing as intricate studies in shape and color. “The paintings I create,” he says, “usually start with nothing in mind, and evolve from the shapes that take place on the canvas.” In those paintings, a strong sense of line and composition is employed in works that juxtapose the basic forms of the built environment with the spontaneous qualities of the natural world.
Having owned an architectural office, DiCamillo brings the respect for structure that profession demands into his paintings. As a lifelong resident of the American Southwest, he exhibits a sensitivity to the power of landscape, balancing intensely blue skies and dusky earth tones to strong effect. The resulting pictures combine a range of influences, from his Italian heritage to the American Southwest, to create a world that is at once vividly realistic and a product of the artist’s personal vision. DiCamillo lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Exhibition Dates: January 21, 2017 – February 10, 2017
Reception: Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Jian Jun An | Robert Ellison | David Gista | Roger DiCamillo | Ellen Burnett | Gabriele Golissa | Andrew Glass
About the Exhibition
The Possibilities of "Emerging Visions"
Opening this January, Emerging Visions is a lively group exhibition that offers fresh takes on small details and technical practices. This exhibition includes seven exceedingly thoughtful artists who work with a variety of media in innovative ways. There is the artist who assembles his pieces from recovered panels painted by other people. Is he a sculptor or a painter? There is the artist who mixes traditional flat media with found objects. Is she a collagist, sculptor, painter, or something else? These artists are interdisciplinary chameleons dedicated to their craft and loath to adhere to any rules.
Among the work on display are four approaches to landscape: an exploration of the countryside with attention to texture, a creation of water using strips of color and wide perspectives, a selection of photographs that present the sky as a living thing, and an architect's vision of real-world buildings with a dreamy flair. There is abstraction created from minimalist layering of color as well as a wildly eclectic marriage of objects and lines. Rounding out the exhibition's impressive range is an acrylic portraitist who conjures faces out of undulating, free-form lines.
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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.