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Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography




Tuesday, 8 November 2016 to Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 6:00pm

The modern photographer in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography


Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography opens this November at Agora Gallery. The exhibition spotlights eight premier contemporary photographers who play with visual expectations and technical limitations. Three artists take on the landscape format: there are horizons filtered through layers of atmospheric gauze, otherworldly plains shot in high detail, and cityscapes framed as endless, depthless fields of pure pattern. In black-and-white and color, the viewer is offered visions of the world as yawning or claustrophobic, logical or chaotic, dreamy or cold. Alongside these are the work of an accomplished animal photographer who creates psychological portraits with her naturalistic works. Another featured photographer builds her own still life compositions, but subverts their classical realism for her unique narrative aims, and yet the quiet dreamlike works of another photographer bring a unique balance to the collection. Rounding out the exhibition are two abstract artists who use their technical prowess and historical knowledge of process to create photographs of pure light and pattern. Though the interests run far and wide among these artists, the show is an unambiguous message of modernity.  


Illumination begins November 8, 2016 and runs through November 30, 2016 with an opening reception on November 10 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.


Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Reception: Thursday November 10, 2016, 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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Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography


Cynthia Chace Gray  |  Florian Mueller  |  Iryna Brown  |  Bree Castillau  |  Mary Pearson  |  Kathleen Messmer  |  Steven Anggrek  |  Antonio Biagiotti


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.



Antonio Biagiotti,Wheatfield,Gelatin Silver Print,12''x15.5''
Cynthia Chace Gray,This Prairie Shore,Photographic Print on Fine Art Paper,24''x30''
Iryna Brown,Secrets,Digital Print on Canvas,14''x 20''
Kathleen Messmer,Heliotrope,Photograph on Aluminum,16''x24''
Steven Anggrek,Handsome Tower,Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper,16''x24''

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