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Stefano Sanna: Transfiguring the Local

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Stefano Sanna in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. 

Based in the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, artist Stefano Sanna uses the found wood, metal, and plastic that washes up on the island’s beaches as his primary material. Creating abstractions and figurative works, Sanna refines and refigures his recycled materials, eventually combining them with new materials to create works that are entirely fresh and wholly new but steeped in unknowable layers of history.


In his mixed media works Sorgente (Source) and Giugno Melancholia, Sanna combines fragments of figurative sculptures and corroded metals to allude to something mysterious, earthly and primal. Works such as Paesaggi in Allerta Meteo No 6 Right Centre and Paesaggi in Allerta Meteo No 4 Left Centre convey stories through their rich materiality. Rust, mold, corrosion, and weathering reveal the materials in various states of decay. Finally, in collages including PS Taglio Viola and PS Goccia, Sanna employs an earthy palette recalling the landscape of Sardinia. These works, made from the island in homage to the island, are the artist’s earnest effort to transmute the detritus of the everyday into something transcendent.


Exhibition Dates: April 5 - April 25, 2018

Reception: Thursday April 5, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

Miguel A. Chavez | Ali Cockburn | Ana Dávila | Barbara Demsar | Marianne Durach | Manuel Jiménez Palma | Olivia Kapoor | Sergey Klychkov | Alexander Ossipov (TOTUR) | Matus Prochaczka (WEKOWORKS) | Stefano Sanna | Gordana Tomic | Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer | Donald Woodman


About the Exhibition

Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth is a group exhibition featuring 14 artists’ explorations of the beauty within both the sublime and the everyday. Encompassing a variety of styles and media that push the boundaries of both traditional and contemporary conventionFeature Articles, this exhibition invites the viewer to consider how each artist’s vision encapsulates the world we live in and what lies beyond.

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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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