Eul Hurley: Contradictions of Life
06/11/2012

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of American artist, Eul Hurley in The Manifestation of Milieu.

Online PR News – 11-June-2012 – New York City – Finding a unique visual appeal and dialog that stems from his personal vision of the world, Eul Hurley creates narratively charged works which are based in the realm of imagination, finding the extraordinary within the everyday. He creates worlds that draw the viewer into the new perspective laid out before them, yet avoids focusing too narrowly on representation. Elements of surrealism occasionally characterize the works, contributing to the artist’s exploration of the contradictions of life. As he works in oils on canvas and linen with occasional elements of collage, Eul develops an expressive and detail-driven realism built in thick, glossy movements of paint. His mark is choppy and deliberate, sculpting his imagery across the surface with the broad strokes like that of a palette knife.
Born in Boston, MA, Eul studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Now living in Los Angeles, his works have appeared in exhibits, publications, and private collections on both coasts of the United States.

Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2012 – July 3, 2012
Reception: Thursday, June 14, 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.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Eul_Hurley.aspx

About the Exhibition:
This summer Agora Gallery’s elegant exhibition space comes to vibrant life, with refreshingly beautiful artworks. In Pulse of Abstraction viewers are inducted into a world where almost anything seems possible, with forms displaying unsuspected powers of mutability and vitality and colors moving around the canvas in a way that draws eyes and hearts after them. The Manifestation of Milieu demonstrates the considerable impact that an artist’s cultural heritage and exposure to urban environments and the natural world can have on their work, as each artist uses what they know to combine personal understanding with images that speak to everyone. The hues of The Saturated Palette color our perspective in a resplendent, engaging manner that reminds us both of the beauty that exists in the world and in the importance of viewing what we see in a positive way. The exhibitions open on June 12, 2012 and will run until July 3, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday June 14, 2012, from 6-8 PM. As usual, art enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend and meet some of the talented artists responsible for these delightful pieces.
Featured artists:
Pulse of Abstraction: Andrea Adka (“Andrea Jones”), Sharon Brill, Michelle Chu, Laila Khan Furniturewalla, Donna Howard, Christine Jaksch, Allen Jones, Todd Krasovetz, Sandra McRae, Kamil Sarnowski

The Manifestation of Milieu: María José Alba, Grace Arledge, Monique Daneau, Eul Hurley, Milena Miteva, Bruce Leslie Thomas, Lone Tratt

The Saturated Palette: Zivi Aviraz, CHAREST, Esther Cruz, Michael Harris, Sally Painter

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.