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Shams. Pioneering a New Embroidery Art

The original artwork of Indian artist Shams is as fascinating as it is beautiful.

Shams-Rain dance
Shams-Rain dance
Inspired by Zari embroidery, Shams’ innovative, three-dimensional technique combines bright colors with detailed forms, creating dynamic images that explore both the beauty of the physical plane and the range of human emotions that define our perceptions of this world. A single work can take anywhere from months to years to create, and the level of detail attained by this meticulous embroidery process highlights the inherent beauty of each subject rendered. Each piece is a study in both color and light, with areas of the canvas embroidered repeatedly until the motif is the desired thickness and captures unique intersections of light and shadow.

The original artist and creator of this unique embroidery technique is the late father of the Rais Uddin, and grandfather of Faizan Uddin, Rais’ son. The artists draw inspiration from nature, capturing in thread the vivid hues and boundless beauty displayed by landscapes, plants, and creatures. The father and son duo re-create works in the original artist’s style, with its emphasis on rich color and textural depth.

Exhibition Dates: November 29, 2014 – December 19, 2014
Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Reconstructing Reality

Tamo | EBELGARLE | Christopher Breining | Michelle Cadreau | Mirjam Clement | DINO | Shams | Elisa Grion | Anders Hafsbrandt | Lise Zia | Julia Kappenman | Alejandra Larrea Koch | Virpi Leinonen | Varvara Liakounakou | Vivienne McDermott | Veronica Murphy | Ion Nicola | Geneviève Nicolas | Gerd Rautert | C. Selves | David W. Whitfield | Wei Xiong | Viktor Yaichnikov | Tanya Mayer

About the Exhibition

The variety that exists in the exhibition, Reconstructing Reality, creates a sense of exploration that cannot be denied. The viewer is able to go from the ephemeral to the figurative in just a few moments, only to be snapped back to an equally jarring duality between works of traditional embroidery and surreal landscapes. The contrast, though strong, is far from harsh, with each piece made entirely accessible by the expertise each artist puts into their own styles and works, allowing for the viewer to fully enjoy the full range of art on display.

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.