From 17 December 2013, at January 9, 2014 Matilde Calamai exhibits her works at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, in New York at an exhibition titled “The Odyssey Within”.
Italian artist Matilde Calamai creates abstract visions as compelling as they are mysterious. Combining an abstract and figurative approach, Calamai takes familiar shapes and forms and transforms them into liminal spaces that push the boundaries of all we know, opening up new vistas of perception. Intertwined throughout is a strong emphasis on emotive exploration, achieved through layers of bold decisive colors and textures that are infused on the canvas in unexpected ways. Much of Calamai’s work has been inspired by her travels through the African continent, and this influence can be seen in the colors and materials that dominate her art. Even though there are figurative elements, her art transcends the traditional, as she creates a free and experimental style of expression that allows her to go deeper within. As Calamai explains, “It is for me an experimental journey, which keeps me searching for strong emotions to mutate into a colored atmosphere.”
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Matilde Calamai is also a poetess, author, lyricist, journalist, and television host. She currently lives and works in Italy.
Exhibition Dates: December 17, 2013 – January 9, 2014
Reception: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Matilde_Calamai.aspx
About the Exhibition
Through the artwork of Sensorial Realms the audience is reminded of the unending power of curiosity to illuminate aspects of both ourselves and our lives. The creations resonate on a visual, mental and emotional level, touching the audience in multiple and manifold ways. The artists whose works appear in Pathway to Abstraction present their individual perspectives in entertaining and energetic pieces whose considerable appeal lies in their ability to shed new light on old mysteries while leaving new secrets tantalizingly hidden. The works in The Odyssey Within display a degree of enlightened introspection that is both rare and intensely alluring. Combined with a perceptive view of the world, the result is a collection of unforgettable and enduring art.
The Odyssey Within
Sergio Boldrin | Matilde Calamai | Silvio Cortellini | Roberto Del Fabbro | Marco Klee Fallani | Giulio Cesare Matusali | Ludmilla Radchenko | Luigi Serra da Teramo