There is an impressive amount of versatility in the works of Edelweiss Calcagno.
Employing a range of media that runs from gouache to pastels to lithography and sculptures, she expresses a powerful vision that comes through in a surprising variety of ways. With a bold sense of line, color and movement, her images incorporate elements of realism, Cubism and Expressionism and abstract art. But her vibrant pieces transform those styles through their dynamic compositions and the mixture of what Edelweiss Calcagno calls “total freedom” with a highly disciplined technique. “My art is not simple,” she says. Rather, it is the result of a meticulous process in which she builds each piece up layer by layer to produce a “labyrinth of colors and materials.”
Inspired by her faith in Jesus and a desire to expose “the injustice that I see,” her images convey a passion for life that unifies the influences that come to play in them. Whether expressing abstract concepts or rendering lifelike human figures, she gives each image a sense of space, light and physicality that pulls viewers in, and then subtly rewards their attention.
Exhibition Dates: November 4, 2014 – November 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Edelweiss_Calcagno.aspx
The Kaleidoscope of the Mind
Marie Åkerlund | Feride Binicioglu | Edelweiss Calcagno | Eli Cantini | CORDERO | Marie Delabos | Valeria Guarnieri | Sandra Mueller-Dick | Marina Olmi | Stanley Peach | R. Keith Rendall | Fintan Ryan | Sarah Webb | Janet Wilson
About the Exhibition
From photorealistic renderings to energetic abstractions, the artwork in Kaleidoscope of the Mind demonstrates the myriad truths artists investigate through their work. The artists featured in this exhibition express themselves using a range of techniques, which meld together in a mosaic of visions, personal truths, and questions of existence. In this show, physicality is evocative, abstraction is descriptive, and every technique is meaningful.
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.