March online exhibition: Look at Me

Agora Gallery is proud to present Look at Me, a group exhibition of paintings that challenge traditional notions of portraiture. The show gathers perspectives from contemporary voices, inviting us to explore the diverse and innovative ways in which artists capture the essence of the human spirit.

The techniques and mediums are varied. Realistic close-ups of women’s faces, engulf us into the subject’s inner world, forming an intimate connection with the observer. Some scenes exude a more domestic and endearing feel, depicting the artists’ friends or family members, albeit placed against abstract backgrounds.

Beyond literal likeness, other painters approach the figure conceptually, putting the form to the service of emotional expression or social causes. In these instances, the human figure becomes a vessel for a deeper exploration of the human experience, transcending the confines of mere representation and delving into the realms of imagination and intellect. Conversely, the form takes center stage in other work, through a careful deconstruction of the subject’s anatomy.

In an era where the definition of identity is constantly evolving, this exhibition seeks to reflect the complexity, diversity, and fluidity of human expression.

Look at Me

Curated by: Gabriella Mazza, Artist Liaison
MARCH 2024

Gabriela Román, Anhelando Paz (Longing For Peace), Acrylic on canvas, 35" x 27.5", 2023
Rebecca Stenn, Sanaii, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24" x 24", 2021
Magda Malkoun, Justice, Mixed media on canvas, 39.5" x 39.5", 2022
Magda Malkoun, Resting Astrate, Mixed media on canvas, 78.5" x 51", 2022
Olga Obukhova, The Mermaid, Oil on canvas, 28" x 20", 2021
Rebecca Stenn, Woman with Cat, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 36" x 24", 2022
Abeer Al-Zaaied, Hoopoe Talk 3, Acrylic on Italian linen, 55" x 43.5", 2022
Abeer Al-Zaaied, Hoopoe Talk 4, Acrylic on Italian linen, 35.5" x 27.5"
Puebla, Mom Francisca, Oil, acrylic and India ink on canvas, 36" x 24", 2022
Gabriela Román, Geluk, Acrylic on canvas, 35.5" x 27.5", 2021
Abeer Al-Zaaied, Woman of Desert, Acrylic & mixed media on canvas,
63" x 35.5", 2020
Gray, Self Portrait #1, Oil on canvas, 19.5" x 16", 2015
Rebecca Stenn, Elie, Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 48"
Abeer Al-Zaaied, Hoopoe Talk 1, Acrylic on Italian linen, 35" x 30.5"
Jorge Cruz, Prayer, Oil on canvas, 24" x 20", 2020
Gabriela Román, Shaanti, Acrylic on canvas, 35.5" x 23.5", 2023
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