Lyrical Abstraction

Lyrical Abstraction at Agora Gallery

This spring Agora Gallery proudly presents Lyrical Abstraction, a group show featuring eight different responses, from eight different artists, to the spatial problems posed by abstraction.

Art Exhibition previously on at Agora Gallery in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 13 March 2018 to Tuesday 03 April 2018
Launch Thursday 15 March 2018, 6-8pm

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Published by Agora Gallery on Thursday 01 March 2018.
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What has traditionally set abstraction apart from figurative modes of artmaking is that it emphasizes a non-representational space where color, line and texture can emerge. In Lyrical Abstraction, Agora has gathered eight artists who continue to engage this tradition, emphasizing the materiality of form and pigment without depicting illusory objects in an equally illusory space.

Clea von Döhren and Mao Lizi have an almost mystical intuition of spatial presentation. While von Döhren paints utopian landscapes that veer off into dream, Lizi highlights the spatial structure of the framed canvas, making its object-like solidity appear porous by way of large, gestural strokes of paint. Iftah Geva and Attila Mata are both sculptors who physically recreate the spatial dimensions normally relegated to paintings. Howard Harris and Hiroko Saigusa occupy an intermediate realm between realism and and abstraction, alluding to the principles of design while blurring any and all boundaries between decoration and illumination. Finally, Dana Ingesson and Alexandra Verbeek are painters of pure abstraction whose works in watercolors and oils, respectively, create dimensional surfaces and sudden horizons out of the flatness intrinsic to paper or canvas.

Lyrical Abstraction opens to the public on March 13th and runs through April 3rd, 2018, with an opening reception on Thursday, March 15, 2018 6-8 PM. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: March 13 – April 3, 2018
Reception: Thursday March 15, 2018 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
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Featured Artists:
Mao Lizi | Howard Harris | Hiroko Saigusa | Clea von Döhren | Alexandra Verbeek | Dana Ingesson | Iftah Geva | Attila Mata

About Agora Gallery
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. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.


530 West 25th Street, New York, NY