Max Werner: Surrealistic Stories at Agora Gallery

With a calmly cool, tranquil color palette and meticulous, controlled brushstrokes, Belgian-born artist Max Werner blends realism with a mystical romanticism.

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Planes of richly crystalline color meet detailed textures in these works, each one an image of a poetic story told through paint. Taking his subjects from reality, Werner works from the tangible into the surreal, his inspiration found within his own observation of nature, tempered by memory and experience. Finding beauty within banal scenes such as bars, airports and so forth, Werner paints people as they really are, lost in their lives but always mingled with dream and adventure. “The wonderful thing about making pictures for me is that each one is a different adventure,” he explains. “Even though my work seems very realistic, when I start a painting, I am never sure how I will end it, and although there is always a direction I plan to follow, I never know where it might take me.”

An accomplished etcher, Max Werner lives in the United States and has been painting for many years.

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.

Agora Gallery
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Tel. (212) 226 – 4151