Sharon Brill’s Ocean Inspired Art at Agora Gallery

. June 9, 2012

Israeli-born sculptor Sharon Brill works reductively to create her evocative porcelain objects. Working on a pottery wheel, Brill’s process is archaeological.

Sharon Brill. Conch 2j

After creating a stratified piece, she removes the outer layers, carefully cracking through the surface, digging to reveal the core object. Combining an intuitive process with a restrained aesthetic, this work speaks of a balance between two poles. At the start of a piece, the artist ignores critical thinking, giving in to an expressive work flow. Towards the end of the process, however, she works meticulously, searching for the final object through an action she describes as “Sisyphean filing.” Having grown up near the Mediterranean shore, Brill is inspired by the ocean. She states: “The natural seashore, ceaselessly changing, always provides me with joyful and exciting surprises… The connection between the light, the air, the water and the sand, the shapes, the texture, the colors shades and sounds are part of the language expressed in my creative work.”

Born in Israel, Sharon Brill now lives in Glenmont, New York.

Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2012 – July 3, 2012
Reception: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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/Sharon_Brill.aspx

About the Exhibition:
This summer Agora Gallery’s elegant exhibition space comes to vibrant life, with refreshingly beautiful artworks. In Pulse of Abstraction viewers are inducted into a world where almost anything seems possible, with forms displaying unsuspected powers of mutability and vitality and colors moving around the canvas in a way that draws eyes and hearts after them. The Manifestation of Milieu demonstrates the considerable impact that an artist’s cultural heritage and exposure to urban environments and the natural world can have on their work, as each artist uses what they know to combine personal understanding with images that speak to everyone. The hues of The Saturated Palette color our perspective in a resplendent, engaging manner that reminds us both of the beauty that exists in the world and in the importance of viewing what we see in a positive way. The exhibitions open on June 12, 2012 and will run until July 3, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday June 14, 2012, from 6-8 PM. As usual, art enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend and meet some of the talented artists responsible for these delightful pieces.

Featured artists:
Pulse of Abstraction: Andrea Adka (“Andrea Jones”), Sharon Brill, Michelle Chu, Laila Khan Furniturewalla, Donna Howard, Christine Jaksch, Allen Jones, Todd Krasovetz, Sandra McRae, Kamil Sarnowski

The Manifestation of Milieu: María José Alba, Grace Arledge, Monique Daneau, Eul Hurley, Milena Miteva, Bruce Leslie Thomas, Lone Tratt

The Saturated Palette: Zivi Aviraz, CHAREST, Esther Cruz, Michael Harris, Sally Painter

Category: Sculpture

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