Belgian artist Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs’ slice-of-life oil paintings explore people, nature studies, and landscapes of the earth and sky, all with the same exuberance and attention to detail.
Cauwenberghs’ genius is to flit effortlessly between interior and exterior, small objects and sprawling scenes, and to draw each narrative together with the beating heart within. Her scenes, though they may seem as far removed from civilization as the image of a hummingbird over a flower or a Hawaiian crater alight, always have the imprint of a human presence upon them. With a grounded perspective and a calibrated sense of scale, Cauwenberghs presents us with the exotic ends of the world as an enthused traveler might see it — fresh, fabulous and free.
Though Cauwenberghs paints with a hyperrealistic flair for texture and shape, her saturated colors catapult her works into the realm of stylization. This exultant use of light and tone, coupled with an ability to depict specific places and times, makes each painting raise questions of first-person experience, storytelling, and the passage of time.
Exhibition Dates: July 23, 2013 – August 13, 2013
Reception: Thursday, July 25, 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/Vera_L.P._Cauwenberghs.aspx
About the Exhibition
Agora Gallery has a summer treat for art lovers, with two wonderful exhibitions that will leave visitors feeling refreshed and ready to appreciate the world around them. Interpretive Realms features art that represents the physical expression of the sensitivity, ingenuity and integrity of talented artists who use their impressive skills to share their thoughts and ideas with others. Multi-faceted, the works reflect and emphasize the distinctive perspectives and techniques that the artists consider key to their engagement and communication with the world. Degrees of Abstraction presents art of strength, courage and beauty as artists experiment with the possibilities offered by colors, textures and forms. Carefully balanced to convey both a clear impression and a moving sense of emotion, these works are fascinating in composition as well as undoubtedly affecting in their overall impact. The exhibitions open on July 23, 2013 and continue until August 13, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday July 25, 2013. Don’t miss this opportunity to put some energy back into your summer!
Escoto.Carrara | Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs | Guillermo Del Valle | Ronald DeMuth | Arti Bhola Goulatia | Sam Hollingsworth | Gabor Kolman | Pramod Kumar | Victor Lenuzza | Roger Molina | Sarah Mitchell Munro | Yukihiro Murai | April Rimpo | Carolina Sauca | Elena Shorokhova-Gayun | Johannes Sorvali | Guy St-Pierre | Rofi
Degrees of Abstraction
Nick Arciero | Laura Bedard | Christina del Valle | Marianne Eichenbaum | Sirenes | Dr. Diane M. Kline | Bui Kristjansson | Joelle Lagier | Jane Magarigal | Graham McBride | Patricia Neden | Rosanne Potter | Sonal Raje
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.