Julianne Raymond a Contemporary Abstract Expressionist

The vibrancy and emotional freedom of Julianne Raymond’s art draws upon her inner creative journey, as her inspiration emerges in an energetic dance of atmospheric and illuminated color and a depth of rich texture.

Julianne Raymond-Waking Up

Julianne Raymond-Waking Up

Raymond’s expressive abstractions are constructed with a lively aesthetic of spontaneity, leaving room for the viewer to discover their own meanings and interpretations within the movement of the paint. The artist works in oil paints and mixed media on canvas, delving into the tactile qualities of her materials as she uses palette knifes, brushes, her hands, and other methods to apply her mediums. Occasionally presenting her art as diptychs or triptychs, Raymond manipulates her surfaces with an appreciation for structure and form influenced by Rothko, Kandinsky, and the fields of architecture and interior design.

Born in Chicago, Illinois where she currently lives and works full time as a professional artist, Raymond studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where her interest in Art Therapy led her on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology at DePaul University.

Exhibition Dates: June 28, 2013 – July 19, 2013
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6-8 pm
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/Julianne_Raymond.aspx

About the Exhibition

The weather is heating up, and so is the atmosphere at Agora Gallery as we present art that has the ability to inspire and energize. The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France features artworks that seem to have a life of their own, infused as they are with the passion and power of the artists who created them. Delightfully poised between the simplicity of frankness and the complexity of a conscious awareness of the world, the works speak in a language that is both compelling and persuasive. In Pathway to Abstraction, artists glory in the wonder of life and their own comprehension of it, passing on a message of optimism and understanding to us through their work. These works will capture your attention and enthrall your emotions, bringing you in to become an active interpreter of what you see. Sensorial Realms introduces us to a sense of mystery that seems to infect and enliven the banal and the everyday. The essence of creativity animates every aspect of the works, though each artist has allowed impulse and their artistic process to guide them in different ways and to produce a mood and atmosphere unique to them and their work. The exhibitions begin on June 28, 2013 and run until July 19, 2013, 2013. The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers looking for inspiration are warmly encouraged to attend and meet some of the artists who created these dazzling works.

Featured Artists:
Sensorial Realms

Nate Booth | Doug DePice | Ted Detoy | Jack Graves III | Rachel Hamburger | Charles Howard | Belen Jauregui | Royah Loie | Per Nylen | Vitaliy Osovskyy | Andrea Steorts
Pathway to Abstraction

Tiril | Lia Calamia | Melody Hawtin | Biddy Hodgkinson | Angela S. Jaeger | Terry Kindley | Koki Morimoto | Janette Newman | Julianne Raymond | Elisabeth Schael | Daishi Suzuki | Loreta Teodorova | Gabe Tong
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. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. 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.