• Picture This: A Collective & Competition at Agora Gallery

    Van Gogh or its Rebooted Edition at Agora Gallery
    Van Gogh or its Rebooted Edition at Agora Gallery
    There is an Art to how you look at these openings
    There is an Art to how you look at these openings

    The listing said it was the “Best in Contemporary Art” and we were eager to see if it lived up to the hype. AF came to the second floor space of this gallery on 25th Street in Chelsea and discovered two shows. On one side was the collective Portals of Perception and on the opposite part of the gallery was The 2013 Chelsea International Art Competition Exhibition. It was packed with admirers of the art and the fortunate artists whose works were selected for the exhibition. The celebratory atmosphere went toe to toe with the ebullient variety of art on display. It was a multi-disciplinary and mixed medium bag of the type of art that showcased for the opening reception. In their own method, the new frontiers of contemporary art manifested on the wall. Was it the best? To be fair, it won’t be justified to endorse or dismiss any of the works as it was just a celebration of artistic pride and diversity. However, the exhibitions provided a platform for the art to be seen and in the spirit of competition, it is difficult to pinpoint which one got the most attention. Let’s be on the level and say that everyone is a winner in their own right that night. From its initial conception, arduous creation, and triumphant completion, it was a full cycle of art machinery that hums its unique rhythm.

     

    Portals of Perception / 2013 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

    On View: August 16 – September 5, 2013

    Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 am to 6 pm)

    Agora Gallery. 530 West 25th Street, NYC, NY 10001

     

    text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    photography by: Max Noy Photo

    Personalities Abound in Living Color during Art Night in Chelsea
    Personalities Abound in Living Color during Art Night in Chelsea
    Opening Reception Night at Agora Gallery
    Opening Reception Night at Agora Gallery
    Opening Night at Agora Gallery
    Opening Night at Agora Gallery
    Let me tell you where I'm at in Chelsea
    Let me tell you where I’m at in Chelsea
    I see Titian Red and other colorful denizens out for Art Night in Chelsea
    I see Titian Red and other colorful denizens out for Art Night in Chelsea
    Getting Up Close to the Art at Agora Gallery
    Getting Up Close to the Art at Agora Gallery
    Bold RED calls for attention at art opening in Agora Gallery
    Bold RED calls for attention at art opening in Agora Gallery
    Artist Kat Elagina and her art
    Artist Kat Elagina and her art
    Art Night at Agora Gallery
    Art Night at Agora Gallery
    Art is for kids of all ages enjoying it at Agora Gallery
    Art is for kids of all ages enjoying it at Agora Gallery
    A delectable slice of the Art Life in Chelsea on Thursday Nights
    A delectable slice of the Art Life in Chelsea on Thursday Nights
    Through the doors of Agora Gallery
    Through the doors of Agora Gallery

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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