NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Pennsylvania-based Greek artist Demetra Tassiou in The Verve of Abstraction. The exhibition opens October 9th and will run until October 29th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, October 15th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.
About the Artist
Demetra Tassiou, born and raised in Greece, studied art at the University of Athens where Classical art and Greek culture were emphasized. Her move to America and subsequent pursuit of a Master’s degree in printmaking at the University of Pennsylvania sparked a dramatic shift in her work. “Abstract and elemental movement” is at the center of her artistic process. That movement covers a wide range: from the currents of the sea and sky, to the movement of bodies like planets as they travel through outer space. Working in a palette dominated by shades of blue, the artist sharply captures the qualities of air and water in her images, creating a backdrop that feels at once peaceful and powerfully dynamic. Incorporating shapes that mimic the rhythms and forms of nature as well as assemblages that are a cornucopia of disparate elements, Tassiou makes her works reflections of both the external world and her internal thoughts and ideas.
A printmaker as well as a painter, the artist combines her two specialties to great effect. Working in oils and acrylics on wood panel, and also using etched paper and collagraphs, she gives each piece an active, multi-layered surface, adding a level of energy to her elegantly balanced compositions. The resulting works bring what the artist calls her “imaginative reconnections with nature” powerfully to life.
Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2015 – October 29, 2015
Reception: Thursday October 15, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
The Verve of Abstraction
Demetra Tassiou | Alfredo Juárez | Ayda Mansour | Kevin Cross | Linda Nilsson | Shireen van Nieuwenhuyse | Liz Wilson | Edith Jung | Zohar Wallach
About the Exhibition:
Scales of Perceptible Energy: The “Verve of Abstraction” Exhibition
From calm, floating figures to explosive maelstroms of color, the works in Verve of Abstraction continue the tradition of abstraction from Monet to Pollock to Rothko and beyond. These works present pure emotions and distorted worlds in truly original compositions. Each artist speaks with a distinctive voice to present their vision, and these individualistic approaches to expression complement each other as they line up side-by-side to offer the viewer a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive journey through the ever-growing world of abstract art.
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.