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Artist Jim Otis Looking with New Eyes

The surrealistic works of American artist Jim Otis celebrate the creative process, both experimenting with and exploring familiar concepts and images in new and different ways.

Jim Otis-Winter Storm On the San Luis
Jim Otis-Winter Storm On the San Luis
Places he has been, people he has known, experiences he has undergone are all translated through art and infused with new layers of meaning. Otis’s compositions are edgy and unexpected, and he uses color effectively to draw the viewer’s eye into his world. Here, they are invited to become immersed in the sensual elements of the painting, which help the viewer to feel what the artist has seen and captured. Above all, Otis hopes that his paintings evoke a new perception and perspective in the viewer, to aid them in looking beyond the familiar to see “what is always there.” As Otis explains: “My work is not merely to decorate a wall; rather to absorb the viewer in visual phenomena, and [the ability to] view with a gaze of vernal openness, to look with new eyes.”

Jim Otis currently lives and works in Aptos, California, on Monterey Bay.

Exhibition Dates: May 16, 2014 – June 5, 2014
Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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About the Exhibition

The pieces in Portal of Enigma reflect the mysteries of life, each work possessing a number of layers which the discerning viewer can identify and analyze. Yet these creations also possess an emotive power, encouraging us to immerse ourselves in the aspects of the world which are often less understood and enjoy rather than fear the unknown.

Featured Artists:
Petra Aichholz | Lawrence R. Armstrong | Danny Campbell | Mona Hoel | Methec | Reija Karjalainen | Rieko Karrer | Nadine Levin | Jim Otis | Nancy St-Onge

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.