Life Is But A Dream

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 to Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Thursday, 24 May 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This spring Agora Gallery proudly presents Life Is But A Dream, a group show exploring the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product of the shelf of popular culture.  

Comprising 17 artists, the primary link joining them together is how memory can be reshaped by the imagination. These artists all share in examining the content of what they remember, with social and familial life acting as a lens through which they reexamine recollected moments.

Maria José Cabral, toNI Altenstrasser, Jennifer Morrow, Olivia O'Keeffe, Margret Carde, and Katja Yoon use memoried experience as the raw material out of which they synthesize dream-like scenes. By contrast, Gottfried Roemer and Benny De Grove use the realist precedent of the photograph to create defamiliarized landscapes and portraits. Amber Warren and GLIL advantageously use mixed-media and collage techniques, respectively, to realize free-associative commentary on their chosen subjects. And Svetlana Nelson, Olga Loschinina, Samantha Messias, Jutta Schulte, Ifat Shatzky, Paciel González, and Satoco Yamamoto utilize a wide breadth of media to challenge the presumption that memory can only be understood as something that occupies the past.

Life Is But a Dream will open May 22nd with a reception Thursday, May 24, 2018 6-8 PM and will remain on view until June 12, 2018. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: May 22-June 12, 2018

Reception: Thursday May 24, 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:

toNI Altenstrasser | Maria José Cabral | Margret Carde | Benny De Grove | GLIL | Paciel González | Olga Loschinina | Samantha Messias | Jennifer Morrow | Svetlana Nelson | Olivia O'Keeffe | Gottfried Roemer | Jutta Schulte | Ifat Shatzky | Amber Warren | Satoco Yamamoto | Katja Yoon

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.


Amber Warren, Wave, Mixed Media on Board, 72'' x 48''
Benny De Grove, There Can Be Only One God of Seeds, Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper,35.5'' x 24''
GLIL,David Bowie 3, Paper Collage, 12'' x 9''
Jennifer Morrow,Unnamed No60, Mixed Media on Paper, 16'' x 12''
Jutta Schulte, Chillen, Acrylic on Canvas, 39.5'' x 31.5''
Margret Carde, Late Afternoon Rain, Oil Pastel on Panel, 16'' x 20'' x 1.5''
Gottfried Roemer, New York Central Park Awakening, Photograph on Aluminum, 26.5'' x 39.5''
Ifat Shatzky,Hazy, Oil on Wood, 48'' x 48''
Paciel González, Alud 3743, Digital Print and Acrylic on Canvas, 45'' x 30''
Maria José Cabral, Pool #1, Mixed Media on Canvas, 34''x 46''
Olga Loschinina, Stones, Photograph on Plexiglass, 24'' x 16''
Olivia O’Keeffe, Breaking Free, Acrylic on Canvas, 39.5'' x 29.5''
Katja Yoon,Power, Acrylic on Canvas, 29'' x 29''
Samantha Messias,The Alchemist, Pencil & Charcoal, 23.5'' x 16.5''
Satoco Yamamoto, At the Bar B, Paper Making, Etching, 12'' x 10''
Svetlana Nelson, Foggy Fantasy, Oil on Canvas, 24'' x 24''
toNI Altenstrasser,Thought II, Oil on Water Paper, 16.5'' x 23.5''


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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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