You are here

Portals of Perception: Deep Thoughts in Painting




Friday, 10 March 2017
Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Five painters of remarkable sensitivity come together for Portals of Perception, a new group exhibition presented this March by Agora Gallery. This small, concentrated group represents the many ways of paying attention to detail - in portraiture, in landscape, even in non-representational works. Three of the included artists are interested in setting the scene for us. One paints the terrain from a traditional distant viewpoint, but his images are gauzy and stylized: one city skyline appears as pure black on gray, looming through a fog, while another has buildings that resemble a family of brightly colored giants. The other two landscape painters give us street-level scenes, one depicting a vibrant watercolor world of sea sides and fishermen, the other offering rich, hyper realistic urban streets in oil. In both, the essence is of the moment. The exhibit’s abstract artist creates beautiful, understated textures with her acrylic, often in monotone to make the patterns sing all the more. The mixed-media portraits are premier examples of character studies: unapologetically unique women depicted in both traditional and non-traditional contexts.

Portals of Perception opens March 10, 2017 and runs through March 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: March 10, 2017  – March 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:

Featured Artists:

Portals of Perception

Colin Grant  |  Sydnei SmithJordan  |  Ron Turner  |  Nancy Holleran  |  Shabnam Yousefian  |  Tanja Skytte

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.


Colin Grant,Rainstorm;A Deer Awakes,Oil on Canvas,44''x36''
Ron Turner,City Reflections,Oil on Canvas,18''x24''
Shabnam Yousefian,Reflection,Oil on Canvas,84''x 84''
Sydnei Smithjordan,Africa,Oil & Acrylic on Canvas,40''x22''
Nancy Holleran,Fisherman and Fisherdog,Watercolor & Ink on Paper,13''x19''
Tanja Skytte,#108,Acrylic on Canvas,36''x36''

212-226-4151 ext. 202
Venue ( Address ): 

Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery , New York

Other events from Agora Gallery

Through the Bramble
06/06/2024 to 06/26/2024
A Chromatic Affair
05/01/2024 to 05/25/2024
Nature Speaks
04/02/2024 to 04/23/2024
Spring Forward
03/01/2024 to 03/22/2024



Related Shows This Week

Systems of Reliance
05/16/2024 to 06/28/2024
Jered Sprecher: The Space Between Earth And Sky
05/29/2024 to 07/13/2024
Morning Dew
05/09/2024 to 06/06/2024
glacier mother iceberg child
04/12/2024 to 07/07/2024
Jason Middlebrook: Night Divides the Day
05/16/2024 to 06/29/2024
Brain Candy
04/07/2024 to 06/09/2024
Ádám Varga: Mapping
05/21/2024 to 06/28/2024
Thai Mainhard: Off the Ground
05/02/2024 to 06/10/2024