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Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: The Best of 2017

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Agora Gallery is pleased to present the 2017 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Now in its 32nd year, the competition has a rich history of recognizing exciting new talent from all over the world. This year's participants display a growing social awareness, an eager curiosity of spatial and tonal questions, and outstanding technical skill.

Included are several incisive photographers who document contemporary urban, exurban, and completely wild places with compassion and respect. One selected sculptor gives life to outsized and fantastic shapes. There is a wide range of painting on display, including pieces whose abstraction is so subtle that it verges on something more like stylization. There is also a palpable return to hyperrealism, with several impeccably realized still lifes and portraits that dare the viewer to do a double-take. Among the displayed works is a feeling of rediscovery of the hand-wrought craft of art in an increasingly digital world.

The exhibition opens August 19, 2017 and runs through August 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 19 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.


Exhibition Dates: August 19 – August 30, 2017

Reception: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Chelsea_8_19_2017.aspx


Featured Artists:

"KARAK" Bolotbek Karakeev | Allen Capriotti | Joana Cruz | Mario Daniel Quiroga | Kristin Dillon | Adriana Espinosa Calle | Mher Evoyan | Ailon Glitzenstein | Guy | Chie Hirabayashi | Emily Jones | Michel KIRCH | Ian Lee | Christina Marie Chavez Banerjee | Mauro Masin | MENPO | Fran Panza | José María Peña | Donna Pinckley | Jiantao Qu | Gabriel Schiavina | Brian Sesack | Keith Thomson | Yoong Wah Alex Wong | Holly Wilson | Rosanne Wolfe | M Y Yip | Leonard Yang


Image: Yoong Wah Alex Wong,Passing Moments, Digital on Fine Art Paper, 35.43'' x 25.59''

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