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Alumna Amalia Padilla-Gregg Exhibits at New York’s Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district will feature the original work of Florida International University alumna Amalia Padilla-Gregg (FIU BFA ’83) in In Reverie of Form. The exhibition opens on June 12th and will run until July 2nd, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, June 18th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

amalia2About the Artist

Spending a quarter of a century away from her native Guatemala taught Amalia Padilla-Gregg a new, reinvigorated appreciation for the extraordinary botanical life of her homeland. Her latest works focus on this vegetation: particularly on mango and coffee plants. The tropical greens, burnt umber oranges, and dusky purple-gold gradients of her oil paints pop out among the subdued pencil drawings that share her canvases. In this very unique method, Padilla-Gregg presents two realities: the often inconspicuous world of the spiritual, and the immediate, palpable world of the physical. The interactions between the two on her canvas show just how interconnected the artist believes spirituality to be with life.

The natural subjects of Padilla-Gregg’s speak largely to the deep connection the artist has with her home country. Beyond that, one can see a distinctively Latin American influence in her colors and line work. Padilla-Gregg finds inspiration in not only her Guatemalan surroundings, but also from Spanish and Latin American writers like Mario Vargas Llosa, Paulo Coelho, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, and Isabel Allende. She takes up after the traditions of Dali, Chagall, Rousseau, Cezanne, and Botero.

Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2015 – July 2, 2015
Reception: Thursday June 18, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 11AM-6PM
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event Information:  Click Here

Featured artists:

In Reverie of Form

Irina L. Johnson  |  Charles Weiss  |  Anastasia Voltchok  |  Alana O’Hern  |  Lin Sun  |  Annamaria Cignola  |  Michelle Endersby  |  Branko Miskovic  |  David George  |  Joe Datuin  |  Amalia Padilla-Gregg

About the Exhibition

In Reverie of Form: Bodies of Art
The artists featured in the exhibition In Reverie of Form have embraced using their own unique styles with a variety of subjects, from nature to wildlife to the human body. These artists create through painting, sketching, and sculpting extraordinary studies of their chosen themes. Cultural portraits, emotional human sculptures, fashionable farm animals, bright odes to flora, and even a touch of the abstract all come together in this comprehensive collection of contemporary fine art – an exhibition of wonder and re-examination.

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.

The images in this article are provided courtesy of Agora Gallery.

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