Whojeong Lee's Spiritual Journeys Displayed at Agora Gallery

Whojeong Lee is a contemporary artist who is much influenced by her varied cultural and religious background. She explores the world in a very interdisciplinary way, in order to produce works which leave their own mark on the world and speak their story to viewers.

Online PR News – 30-September-2011 – – NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Korean artist, Whojeong Lee, in The Synergy of Movement. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 7, 2011 through October 28, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011).

About the Artist
Korean painter Whojeong Lee conveys an enveloping sense of balance and poise in each of her superbly layered compositions. Deploying one or two strong tones to set the temperature of a piece, she then textures that palette with softening details and popping highlights. Painted text, usually a simple word describing an emotion, occupies the center of certain acrylic compositions, its meaning creating an intriguing contrast to the feeling of the abstract surroundings. The Atlanta-based artist’s motif of equilibrium between two hues or textures is always hard-won, as many pieces stage collision-like encounters of contrasting forms and styles, but this only makes the end result more impressive.

Her visual repertoire shifts dramatically between canvases – Cubist silhouettes embrace, areas of abstract color vie for compositional dominance, diffuse fields coalesce into organic patterns – but in every case there is a sense of reconciliation, of rougher or more chaotic forces calming into smooth lines and gentler gradients. Lee cites the influence of Eastern philosophies on her spiritual and aesthetic development, and this is apparent in every sensitive and transformative painting.

Exhibition Dates: October 7, 2011 – October 28, 2011
Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Whojeong_Lee.aspx

About the Exhibition:
Brighten up your October with the varied and delightful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Marvel at the talent of the Canadian artists in Beyond Borders. Enjoy a new way of looking at the world in Sensorial Perspectives, and revel in a sense of kinetic energy in The Synergy of Movement. In addition, prepare yourself for a real treat in Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition. This remarkable artist dazzles her audience with works of vibrant abstract skill which take a personal emotional response to the natural world and turn it into a celebration and a source of delight for all those who view them.

Featured Artists:
Sensorial Perspectives: Sung Ki Jeon, Klaus Boesch (The Sandman), Chas David, Qphoto-art "arjon&jeffrey groeneweg", Kunshik Shin

The Synergy of Movement: Nicole Alger, Will Day, Whojeong Lee, David Segeta, Ford Weisberg

Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada: Darlene Adams, SuzieB, Anahit Etemadi, Pat Fairhead, Chantelle Gobeil, Larouche, Arcade Latour, Barry Melsom, Darlean Morris, Paul Saucier, Peter Schulz, Ivan Hilliard Vincent, Teresa Young

Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a Solo Exhibition: L. Byrne

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.