May 19 - June 8, 2017 | Reception: May 25, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agora Gallery presents a modern exploration of texture with the new collective exhibition Elemental Realms. This exhibition covers both abstraction and figurative imagery and includes purely visual surfaces as well as more three-dimensional mixed-media pieces that resemble friezes. Several artists play with paint; it is blotted, it is thinned, it is slicked down, and dry paint is even cracked to create deep shadows. Wrapped up too in these physical manipulations is the way colors blend into one another - or don't. Elsewhere, one artist mixes acrylic with explosions of gold leaf to create a new sub-genre of painting, and another splatters thin ropes of paint in endless layers in a kind of two-dimensional scaffolding. Elemental Realms investigates the ways in which texture conveys information, emotion, and environment.