Lived Events: The Paintings of Jac Fear

Nov 5 03:50 2016 Maria Stella Print This Article

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Perth artist Jac Fear in Landscapes of the Mind. The exhibition will open on December 3, 2016 and run through December 23, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

Jac Fear paints as a tribute to the raw power of the Australian landscape,Guest Posting exposing both beauty and fragility. Laced throughout his work are symbols—at times hidden beneath layers of paint—that connect multiple pieces, telling a story larger than any given canvas. Fear places his work outside where the acrylics bake in hot sunlight, allowing the paint to crack like dry earth. After a week, he revisits the canvas with oil and spray paint, adding further dimension to his work. Using hand cut stencils to depict trees and bushes, Fear evokes Paleolithic cave paintings while creating a consistency between pieces.

Fear often references moments from his own life—which he terms “lived events”—in his work. With these autobiographical flashes, Fear hopes to convey a form of emotional blueprint for the viewer to connect with. This sense of connection is fundamental to art, he believes. “Art is the silent music,” he says. “It is there, in the present, something you can’t help but notice.”

Jac Fear lives and works in Perth, Western Australia.


Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2016 – December 23, 2016

Reception: Thursday December 8, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

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Featured Artists:

Landscapes of the Mind

Clea von Döhren  |  Leilani  |  Clare Page  |  Noel Ortiz  |  Bekir Smolski  |  Jac Fear


About the Exhibition

Landscapes of the Mind: A New World

Landscapes of the Mind, the new collective exhibition at Agora Gallery, highlights a select group of artists who have succeeded in presenting the natural beauty of the earth in a unique way. These six artists come from an astonishing geographic range - from Australia to Puerto Rico to Germany - and between them represent the earth, sea, and sky. There are dazzlingly detailed oil paintings of water flowing that completely engulf the viewer in the moment. There are birds in flight rendered as impressionistic dabs, simply color and movement and nothing else. There are images captured by camera that reach beyond travel photography to find precious, specific, hold-your-breath moments when the sun is at its most thrilling. You will also find nature as told by its animals: close-up paintings of bears, zebras, and lions, as thoughtful and probing as any human's portrait. This exhibition proves that there will always be something new to say about the wonders of the planet, as long as there are artists that pay attention.

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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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