Patricia Masciotra Embraces the Concept of “Home” at Agora Gallery

The large canvases of Patricia Masciotra embrace the true connotation of “home.” The joyful, loving sanctuary that belonged to the artist as a child translates itself now into a mature investigation of the scientific, concrete aspects of this elusive concept.

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In her own words, “I am inevitably drawn to architecture, exteriors, interiors, porticoes, windows, stairways, the sweet curve of an arch.” Masciotra’s acrylics evoke the experimentation of the thirteenth and fourteenth century Renaissance masters: Duccio, Giotto, and Massacio, for example. But her focus is essentially on structure. Void of human presence, her subjects are, in fact, the edifices. They are informed with a vitality and self-contained truth that can only be achieved via true artistic integrity and an emotional use of color.

A self-taught artist, Masciotra has a background in music and is a published author. Born in Colorado, she currently resides in Nevada. Her paintings reflect the palette and texture of the sun-drenched climate of her native American Southwest.

Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2013 – February 27, 2013
Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6-8 pm
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

This February, Agora Gallery is proud to present two exhibitions that will warm your heart and touch your soul, bringing light and life to the winter days. Idiosyncratic Expressions delves into the diverse and diverting nature of perception and individual expression and awareness. Uniting a very personal approach to human nature and the world around us with an ability to expose the shared understanding that binds us together, these works both inspire and celebrate the variety of existence and the power of vision. In Degrees of Abstraction, the audience will be introduced to the work of artists who are constantly reworking the boundaries and borders of skill and possibility. Lively, innovative impressions of both reality and inner life take the potential of visual expression to a whole new level.
February is also Heart Month and to celebrate we’re doing something a little special. Some of the artists in this exhibition have created artwork especially for the occasion. The entire sales proceeds from the sales of these particular pieces of art will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
The exhibitions open on February 7, 2013 and run until February 27, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday February 7, 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for creating these remarkable works of art.

Featured Artists:
Idiosyncratic Expressions
Escoto.Carrara | Richard Bello | Michael Cowdroy | Krzis-Lorent FrédériqueK | Gary Iles | Isha Majmudar | Patricia Masciotra | Christiane Monchalin | Lou O’Keefe | Denise Pelletier | Blanca Plata | Max Werner
Degrees of Abstraction
Jerry Anderson | Nick Arciero | Nazik Aslanyan | Jen Bowles | Michele Brunschvig Dariele | Wendy Carmichael-Bauld | Jennifer Contini Enderby | Anne-Marie Crosby | Silvana Di Martino | Dinah Cross James | Dr. Diane M. Kline | Warren R Mack | Gabriele Maurus | Emmanuelle Rivard | Jade Rougerie | Martyn Royce | Christine Sellman | John Sonnier

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.