Only Feeling: The Skyscapes of Gabriele Golissa

May 17


Maria Stella

Maria Stella

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NEW YORK, NY – Agora Gallery in Chelsea is showcasing the original works of Gabriele Golissa, a native of Düsseldorf now residing in Montana, as part of the "Emerging Visions" exhibition. The event runs from January 21, 2017, to February 10, 2017, with an opening reception on January 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

A Transformative Journey

Most spiritual awakenings occur in places of worship,Only Feeling: The Skyscapes of Gabriele Golissa Articles but for Gabriele Golissa, it happened in the plush seat of an Airbus A380. Born in Düsseldorf, Golissa holds degrees in Business Administration and Prevention and Health Management. However, in 2014, during a flight from Frankfurt to Beijing, a sunset changed everything. While other passengers were engrossed in in-flight entertainment, Golissa picked up her camera and began to capture the sky. This moment marked the beginning of a new chapter in her life.

The Big Sky Country Influence

Golissa has since moved to Montana, famously known as "Big Sky Country." She captures the sky both from the ground and the air, insisting on portraying it as she sees it. She experiments with aperture, shutter speed, and composition but refuses to edit her work post-capture. Her photographs are often displayed behind thick acrylic glass to enhance their depth and brilliance, bringing the skies to life. Recently, she has also started printing on aluminum and canvas, surfaces that allow her to play with color and atmosphere. "I will never tire of the sky," Golissa says. "It is never the same. Not rational, but pure feeling."

Exhibition Details

  • Exhibition Dates: January 21, 2017 – February 10, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
  • Event URL: Agora Gallery - Gabriele Golissa

Featured Artists

The "Emerging Visions" exhibition features a diverse group of artists:

  • Jian Jun An
  • Robert Ellison
  • David Gista
  • Roger DiCamillo
  • Ellen Burnett
  • Gabriele Golissa
  • Andrew Glass

About the Exhibition

"Emerging Visions" is a dynamic group exhibition that opens this January, offering refreshing approaches to small details and technical practices. The exhibition showcases seven exceptionally thoughtful artists who work innovatively with a variety of media. One artist assembles pieces from rediscovered boards painted by others. Is he a sculptor or a painter? Another artist mixes two-dimensional media with found objects. Is she a collagist, a sculptor, a painter, or something else? These artists are interdisciplinary chameleons dedicated to their craft and reluctant to adhere to rules.

Landscape Approaches

Among the exhibited works, there are four unique approaches to landscapes:

  1. Exploration of Rural Areas: Focus on texture.
  2. Creation of Water: Using color strips and a wide perspective.
  3. Sky Photography: Presenting the sky as a living entity.
  4. Architectural Dreamscapes: A dreamy vision of real buildings.

Abstract and Portrait Art

The exhibition also features:

  • Abstract Art: Created through minimalist layering of colors and an eclectic mix of objects and lines.
  • Portrait Art: A portrait painter who conjures faces from swirling, formless lines using acrylics.

Interesting Stats

  • Photography Market Growth: The global photography market is expected to grow from $36.9 billion in 2020 to $44.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.9% (Source).
  • Art Sales: In 2020, online art sales reached a record high of $12.4 billion, doubling from 2019 (Source).
  • Montana's Big Sky: Montana is known for its vast skies, with an average of 300 sunny days per year, making it a perfect location for sky photography (Source).


Gabriele Golissa's work is a testament to the transformative power of nature and the sky. Her unique approach to photography, combined with her refusal to edit her work post-capture, results in stunning, authentic representations of the sky. The "Emerging Visions" exhibition at Agora Gallery offers a rare opportunity to experience her work alongside other innovative artists.

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