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Maryhelen Ewing. Making Metaphors That Speak to the Viewer

“My aim is to provide visual metaphors that relate to the human condition,” says Maryhelen Ewing of her work.

Maryhelen Ewing-Granite Basin Lake
Maryhelen Ewing-Granite Basin Lake
In her hands, a still life or landscape is more than just the objects depicted. The shapes, colors and perspectives in her images have a life of their own, combining her talent for observation with a very personal approach. Painting in oils on canvas, wood and Masonite, the artist makes images in which she lets her materials speak for her.

“Oil paints,” she says, “are so delicious, impossible for me to resist,” and her paintings make the most of the rich colors and sensuous textures that oils can provide. She is also good at creating the effect of light and shadows, giving her subjects a full-bodied physicality and a three-dimensional sense of space. That physicality is also embodied in the surface texture of her works — the result of a meticulous style that incorporates both a painting knife and brushes. The mixture of that physical power and Ewing’s metaphorical bent results in a body of work that creates a unique, compelling world.

Exhibition Dates: October 10, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16, 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:

Maryhelen Ewing | Kristina Garon | Karen Greville-Smith | Debbie Grossman | Kenji Inoue | Giorgio Linda | Brenda Ness-Cooper | Nobuko Ogawa | Claudia Pombo | Thomas Raoult | Robert Paul Saphier

About the Exhibition

The exhibition Divergent Realities gently guides the viewer through an emotional tour from tranquility to insensibility. Maryhelen Ewing’s calm landscapes and Giorgio Linda’s lithe, poignant subjects prepare visitors for a trip down the rabbit hole, as the works quickly segue into the shattered and surreal still lifes of the late Robert Paul Saphier, or the frantic abstract whirlwinds of color by Kristina Garon. All of the artists in the exhibition offer unquestionable talent in their varied media, and the resulting show is an experience to behold.

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.