A Better World: The Paintings of Maribel Matthews

May 31


Maria Stella

Maria Stella

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NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Maribel Matthews  in Unbound Perspectives. The exhibition opens June 10, 2017 and runs through June 30,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 pm. 


Though a gifted artist at an early age,A Better World: The Paintings of Maribel Matthews Articles Maribel Matthews found herself shepherded in another direction, toward teaching, by the guiding voices in her life. Many years later, after a fulfilling career, she found herself standing in front of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. It was a revelation. She knew, in that moment, that painting would become a central part of her life. Matthews paints with oils, capturing in her work the deity-like guests of a masquerade, a loving mother and child, and the classic Venice waterways.

Her work pays homage to the ever-abounding good in life that is lived but often unseen.

“There is so much violence and sadness around us,” Matthews says.  “To create something beautiful is important. It is almost like creating a portal to a better world.” That Matthews, a charitable woman in her own right, would paint the charity of the world is no surprise. “If I can spread a little joy this way, I am satisfied,” she says.

Maribel Matthews lives and works in Gibraltar.


Exhibition Dates: June 10, 2017  – June 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, June 15,2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Maribel_Matthews.aspx


Featured Artists:

Unbound Perspectives

Stephen Najda  |  Johanna Wray  |  Maribel Matthews  |  Saskia Weishut-Snapper  |  Ken Wada  |  Vinod More  |  Gita Levy  |  Alexander Adam  |  Shifra  |  Jolanta Talaikiene  |  Josefina Wendel Carlsson  |  Claudia C Forero  |  Carmen Félix


About the Exhibition

Unbound Perspectives

Unbound Perspectives, a group exhibition that spans new painting, photography, drawing, and even wood, opens this June at Agora Gallery. The show puts Japanese experiments with abstract textures in ink next to Mexican hyperrealistic oil portraits of real-life figures. There are fantastical manipulations of the female body in wood from Armenia and Indian contemplations of the infinite in acrylic. Side by side, the pieces challenge us to figure out what they have in common as much as they ask us how they are different. When artwork of this kind of range is presented altogether, an image of the state of contemporary art begins to emerge. Unbound Perspectives is essential viewing for anyone looking for a true survey of contemporary art that is far-reaching yet discerning.

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