Donna Serio’s Luminous Pencil Drawings

Donna Serio achieves works of remarkable power and beauty with nothing more than a simple pencil. Her drawings radiate rich colors, texture and shading that are comparable to the paintings of the greatest oil artists. Her compositions, with their vibrant palette, evoke a symbolist quality which is reminiscent of early twentieth century Art Nouveau.

Donna Serio-The Beach

Her works have the authenticity of superior technique combined unexpectedly with an Outsider ambience. The painstaking exactness of her use of the medium is notable; her shading is flawless and her arrangements are flowing with harmony. Yet it is her subjects which engage the viewer. At once familiar and mystifying, they perhaps even border on the surreal. The end result is entirely ethereal and wholly decorative. Serio demonstrates a profound understanding of nature and the role of undulating floral patterns in the true meaning of art. Color, form and light disseminate from her works, making her drawings a luminous addition to any collection.

A predominantly self-taught artist, Donna Serio has exhibited throughout New York City and has recently been picked up by a private gallery in Long Island.

Exhibition Dates: September 15th, 2012 – October 5th, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
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About the Exhibition
Agora Gallery is leaping into the fall with four fantastic exhibitions. The works of In Reverie of Form demonstrate all the flair and drive that characterizes the best of contemporary art, while in Elements of Abstraction viewers will be charmed and intrigued by the skillful and appealing command of form and line. Meanwhile, Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition brings the passionate energy of Latin American artists to New York and Sudnya Shroff / a solo exhibition: Weaving the Rainbow presents the delightful work of an Indian American artist whose aesthetic excellence knows no bounds. The exhibitions begin on September 15, 2012 and run until October 5, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday September 20, 2012, at 6-8pm. All art lovers are warmly invited to attend, enjoy and meet some of the talented artists whose works are displayed.

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.