Shifra: Making the Camera a Multi-Layered Mirror

May 31


Maria Stella

Maria Stella

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NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Shifra 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.


Shifra’s photographs move back and forth between what she calls “a perfect mirror image of reality” and “a strange,Shifra: Making the Camera a Multi-Layered Mirror Articles imaginary world.” In her hands, the camera captures the colors, lines, and textures of the scenes she records in sharp detail, while also modifying them in ways that range from the subtle to the extravagant. Whether she is animating an abandoned room by superimposing ghostly images of people or using digital effects to bend a skyscraper’s angles into exaggerated arcs, Shifra respects the integrity of each scene while converting them into something completely new.

“The city is the starting point for my work,” she says. “In it I find colors and forms.” In addition to finding those colors and forms, she makes effective use of light, shadow and focus to capture the many rhythms of city life - from blurred, frenetic activity to moments of quiet contemplation. The resulting images not only give life to the buildings and people of the urban environment, they bring the many moods of the city alive as well.


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

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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.