Susumu Hasegawa-Thing of Coo – R

The abstract expressionistic paintings of New York artist Virginia Knapp explore both the concrete natural world and the world of dreams, aspirations, and the depths of human consciousness.

Virginia Knapp-Sea of Imagination

Virginia Knapp-Sea of Imagination

Using a variety of media, Knapp creates colorful patterns across her canvases that are sometimes graced with more recognizable figurative forms. Strong emotions are conveyed within each work, so that mood becomes a strong compositional element in these creations. Much of Knapp’s work is inspired by the abstract forms and patterns contained in the natural world, and through her art she hopes to build more awareness and concern for the devastation being thrust upon the planet. But the underlying force driving her art is a strong connection to the interior world that all humans possess. Knapp explains her process in simple but compelling terms: “As a conceptual artist, I utilize my dreams, nightmares, fears, passions, and strengths… creating images that dwell within me.”
Virginia Knapp comes from a long line of artists and can even trace her lineage back to Renaissance times and the work of Gregorio and Elizabetta Lazzarini.
Exhibition Dates: September 16, 2014 – October 7, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Virginia_Knapp.aspx

Featured Artists:

Lisa Froment | Ole | Shakespeare Guirand | Susumu Hasegawa | Virginia Knapp | Alan McKee | Daniel S. Solloway | Lucien Tilly | Dave Toporowski | Martin VARHO

About the Exhibition

The exhibition Enigmatic Realms features work ranging from the highly abstracted to the other-wordly figurative. From splatter paintings to digital works, these mixed-media creations invite the viewer to question their preconceptions by engaging with highly thoughtful and insightful art. The artists on display bring their unique backgrounds and life experiences to create a one-of-a-kind collection in which each piece works as an integral part of the whole and as a powerful experience of its own.

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