French Artist Marie Anne Baron takes on the Big Apple

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Parisian artist, Marie Anne Baron in In Reverie of Form.

Online PR News – 29-February-2012 – – Parisian artist Marie Anne Baron’s expressionist paintings have the qualities of distant memories half remembered. Many of her pieces start from an old photograph, a fragment of the past that takes on new life. She applies her bold palette of acrylic paints in layers, then washes her compositions so that pictures bleed and dissolve, and previously concealed layers re-emerge. Some coalesce into figurative images — flowers and silhouettes are recurring motifs in Baron’s paintings — while others progress towards total abstraction.
In addition to these visual experiments, Baron creates incredibly rich textural experiences. Many feature collage elements, while in others the paints are built up so thick that they take on sculptural qualities. These surface variations often work in league with the canvases’ visual elements, adding dimensionality to a painterly shape, or creating a bas-relief that echoes a feature in the composition. This provides a through-line bridging radical shifts in color, texture, scale and subject matter. Baron’s inventive expressionism leads viewers towards unexpected discoveries.

Exhibition Dates: March 6, 2012 – March 27, 2012
Reception: Thursday, March 8, 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
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About the Exhibition:

The days may still seem short, but the artwork displayed at Agora Gallery this March will bring light, warmth and a sense of freshness to your day. Let yourself experience a new way of viewing the world through the work displayed in East Meets West: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, in which talented Asian artists unite their personal abilities with their sensitivity to universal affairs, to create art which is often informed by their cultural heritage. Unbound Perspectives provides new insight into the world we live in, as the artists tread the delicate line between realism and optimism to show us both what is and what could be. In Reverie of Form takes us on a journey of discovery and delight that nonetheless relates to aspects of shared human experience, hinting gently at the wonder that we often ignore.

Featured Artists:

East Meets West: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia
Hiroe Dazai | Susumu Hasegawa | Cauro Hige | Soojin Hong | Tsutomu Hoshitani | Toshio Ishikawa | Yasuyuki Ito | Noriko Kinouchi |
Takako Kodani | Takashi Kogawa | Hung Yi | Rui Zhu

Unbound Perspectives
Alex Barba | Pascal Bejeannin | Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo") | Cheri Mittermaier | Rya Oshpiz | Stephanie Elyse Patent | Alexandre-Éric Piette | Anjum Saeed | SILBEN | Nicholas Vitale

In Reverie of Form
Annik | Marie Anne Baron | Tom Byrne | Gilbert Cantu | Bruce Cull | Carolina Ferrara | Steve Mason | Nataixa Ros | Jaime Sánchez Nava | Tanya | Elena Vasileva | Lilina C. Williams

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.