Hermine: Sensual Figures' Art at Agora Gallery

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the bronze-cast sculptures of Canadian artist, Hermine in The Substance of Abstraction. The exhibition is scheduled to run from February 10, 2012 through March 1, 2012 (opening reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012).

Online PR News – 03-February-2012 – – The award-winning artist who goes by the name Hermine expertly crafts lithe sensual forms in bronze. These sculptures juxtapose smooth, rounded surfaces with sharp contours that beg to be touched. The artist’s oeuvre may focus primarily on the human form, but she also works with animal and abstract subjects. She seeks to present the most innate force within her subjects. “I capture the body by reducing the subject to its simplest expression in order to penetrate and inhabit it,” explains Hermine. The sculptures are not large, yet they exude an undeniable power and naturalness. The female torso becomes simultaneously physical and fluid, a pure convergence of concrete shapes and flowing lines that conveys the strength and beauty of femininity. When Hermine forgoes realistic representation she maintains the ability to speak to us directly. Simple graphic forms become elemental narratives of humanity while recalling natural forces. Here she links our human heritage with nature itself, in a powerful statement about our innate relationship to the earth and each other.
Hermine lives in Quebec.

Exhibition Dates: February 10, 2012 – March 1, 2012
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

About the Exhibition:

Infuse the short winter days with energy and warmth by visiting the exhibitions at Agora Gallery this February. The Substance of Abstraction explores the variety and mystery of the world, diving into the essence of form and shape that make up our lived experience of reality. Intriguing, intelligent and full of fascinating detail and insight, these works provide a memorable occasion. The artists in Sensorial Perspectives express their interest and joy in the things they perceive, bringing to their art both their considerable artistic skills and their acute observational abilities in a combination that achieves dazzling results. Elemental Realms is characterized by a vibrant passion which enlivens and inspires those who come into contact with it. Lively and enthralling, these works provide a treat for those who are sensitive to atmosphere and the enormous potential of color.

Featured Artists:

The Substance of Abstraction
Lauren Abshire | Mikael Altersten | Carlos Luis Benavente | Angela Cibos-Reisinger | Jennifer Epprecht | HERMINE | David Jay Juter | Olivia Kapoor | Maryline Lemaitre | Jennifer Pinder | Micheline Raymond | Janice Sobel | Sieglinde Wagner

Sensorial Perspectives
Aurora Ave | LuisaElena Betancourt | Larry Frank | Rachel Hamburger | Nada Herman | Martin Machacek | Jose Ma Martinez | Tammy Phillips |
Rusiko Plaksina | Alessandro Tamponi

Elemental Realms
Patricia Armour | Midori Furuhashi | Ucki Kossdorff | Armande Lebeau |
Kaileigh Osarczuk | Agnès CH Peeters | Juan Jose Prada | Eleni Tsotsorou |
Guido Villa

Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.

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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery also 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 also the 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.