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Mexican artist Monica Fernandez in Portals of Perception

“In my paintings,” says Monica Fernandez, “every woman I portray is me.” That personal approach is a large part of what gives Fernandez’s works their emotional power. Working in oils, acrylics and mixed media on both wood and canvas, she depicts women whose gazes are transfixing.

Monica Fernandez-La Cordura En Un Hilo
Monica Fernandez-La Cordura En Un Hilo
The artist’s ability to render the effects of light and her facility at capturing the textures of many surfaces help to give the eyes of those women a haunting clarity and presence.

But the force of her paintings extends past that characteristic. The world in which Fernandez places her subjects combines the real and the surreal. A sea of faces may emerge from a girl’s hair, or the patterns of a dress be reflected into an abstract background. The painter’s eye for color and pattern make these effects vivid and powerful. And her ability to use the body language of her subjects to communicate their psychological states results in images that tell a powerful story, a story that Fernandez says is coherent to her “very own essence.”

Exhibition Dates: January 14, 2014 – February 4, 2014
Reception: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 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 January, say goodbye to the winter blues by immersing yourself in the dazzling hues, beguiling shapes and stunning compositions that characterize the artworks on display at Agora Gallery. In A Vortex of Color: Bill Dixon / a Solo Exhibition, you can view the work of an artist who draws on his varied life experiences to produce art that boasts considerable depth and diversity. In Portals of Perception, feel your mind open through pieces which each seem to encapsulate an enticing new world, inviting you to enter and enjoy. The Substance of Abstraction will engage your curiosity and your mental capacity, with works that give some information but leave much to the determination of the viewer.