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Etsuko Shida Engages the Viewer in a Conversation

Etsuko Shida says that in her paintings there is “a continuous dialogue between the canvas and myself,” a process that results in works with a complex sense of form and color.

Etsuko Shida-Energy
Etsuko Shida-Energy
“I aim to capture the spontaneity of the moment by using different tools,” she says, “such as brushes, spatulas or sponges.” This gives her works an impressive variety of textures — from soft areas of color to sharp lines that look as if they could have been etched into the surface of the painting.

She also uses a varied palette to strong effect, balancing her colors to give each image a sense of space and depth. Working in acrylics and oils, as well as diatomite and powder pigments, she creates works in which ancient forms and symbols are incorporated into vivid patterns. Her intricate yet simple compositions form a multi-layered world that draws the viewer in through its playful sensibility and dynamic sense of movement. “My paintings do not scream at you,” she says, “but they will start speaking to you after looking at them for a while.”

Exhibition Dates: March 28, 2014 – April 17, 2014
Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Featured Artists:

New York City 2014: Synchronicity

Nichole Bodin | Marianne Fernandez | Catherine Manchester | Barbara Palka Winek | Etsuko Shida | Mikhail Zhirmunsky

Sensorial Perspectives

Steven Cary | Scott Forsyth | Marie Gailland | Katherine Gallagher | Marcia Haufrecht | Gerd J. Mangels | Mikey McGhee | Eduardo Rodriguez | Gabriele Tamburini | Alejandro Tejeda Mora | Luca Viapiana

Pulse of Abstraction

Karen Keil Brown | Nunzia Busi | Pato García | Marcel Neuenschwander | Jose Descronos | Rafa (Raffaella Rizzo) | Lillie Simpson | Wei Xiong

East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia

Soo Hong | Aung Kyaw Htet | Yoshiko Kanai | Takashi Kogawa | Koya | Yukihiro Murai | Takuya Sasaki | Ron Yue

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.