Exhibition Announcement

The original work of six gifted Italian artists, Alessandro Patrone, Bruno Antonio Malatesta, Mario Tonino, Andrea Sole Costa, Maurizio Zanotto and Max Giannotta will be on display in Pathway to Abstraction at Agora Gallery, NYC from July 7 through July 27, 2012

Online PR News – 28-August-2012 – New York – The original work of six gifted Italian artists, Alessandro Patrone, Bruno Antonio Malatesta, Mario Tonino, Andrea Sole Costa, Maurizio Zanotto and Max Giannotta will be on display in Pathway to Abstraction at Agora Gallery, NYC from July 7 through July 27, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday evening, July 12, 2012 6-8 PM. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show.

Exhibition Dates: July 7, 2012 – July 27, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 12, 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:
Alessandro Patrone - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Alessandro_Patrone.aspx
Bruno Antonio Malatesta - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Bruno_Antonio_Malatesta.aspx
Mario Tonino - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Mario_Tonino.aspx
Andrea Sole Costa - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Andrea_Sole_Costa.aspx
Maurizio Zanotto - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Maurizio_Zanotto.aspx
Max Giannotta - http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Max_Giannotta.aspx

About Alessandro Patrone
“My artworks represent the convergence of parallel worlds,” Alessandro Patrone declares, speaking of his vibrantly physical abstract works. Those works use such varied materials as paint, sand and cardboard — as well as colors ranging from bright reds and yellows to subtle greys and blues — to create images with a distinctive texture and feel. The artist is very good at juxtaposing shades to give his images dynamism and depth.
Alessandro Patrone, lives and works in Turin, Italy.

About Bruno Antonio Malatesta
Smoothly radiant brushwork characterizes Italian painter Bruno Antonio Malatesta’s beautiful works. Color and shape is reconciled and communicated through a richly personal — yet entirely universal — understanding of human interaction and habit across diverse cultures. “My goal is to help people to go deeper into their feelings and emotions, getting lost in the soul language shaped by thousands of generations of human beings who are still communicating with us through the signs that are at the origins of our languages,” says Malatesta.
Born in Turin, Italy, Bruno Antonio Malatesta lives and works in Almese, near Turin.

About Mario Tonino
Mario Tonino creates an intense and emotional expanse of color through his unique use of abstraction, occasionally mixed with subtle elements of text and figures. Founder of the “Dunstschleier Kunst” (“the vibrant veil of the morning light”) movement of painting, Tonino’s experimental art focuses on the qualities of diffusion and illumination that light brings to space and matter as he contrasts softness and solidity, representative and purely abstract form.
Born in Aosta in the Italian Alps, Mario Tonino has received widespread recognition for his works.

About Maurizio Zanotto
Maurizio Zanotto’s traditional still lifes and portraiture show a photorealistic gleam that borders on the hyperrealistic. Working in oil and occasionally tempera on canvas, Zanotto’s flawless compositions merge impeccable artistic ability with free flowing intuition as they encapsulate the deep seated feelings we experience in our observance of organic life, color, light and shadow.
Maurizio Zanotto was born in Vicenza, Italy, and has shown his work throughout Italy. He currently lives and works in Pove del Grappa.

About Maurizio Zanotto
As he creates scenes of pastoral life and natural beauty, Max Giannotta brings together modern technology with a traditional grace and aesthetic. In his digital prints on canvas Giannotta captures the spirit and essence of rural life, depicting the fields, flowers and inhabitants of his home in the Italian countryside. A veteran photographer for many years, the artist developed his painterly style of digital manipulation during a long break from work following a serious car accident. Born in Vercelli, Italy, a small, provincial town where he still lives and works as a professional photographer.

About Andrea Sole Costa
In her drawings and paintings, Andrea Sole Costa exhibits an ability to bring the physical world vibrantly alive. People, animals and objects in her images are all gracefully rendered, creating a totally believable world that easily pulls the viewer in. Sole Costa credits her background in sculpture with giving her an “awareness of form in the round,” making her drawings “solid and sculptural.” Born in Buenos Aires, she now lives and works in Florence, Italy, where she also teaches art.

About the Exhibition:

Feel the summer's bloom reflected in the lively, fresh artworks now on display at Agora Gallery. Enjoy the sensitive, sensual and delightful creations by contemporary French artists in The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France, which brings the most enticing of French artwork to New York. In Pathway to Abstraction, reflect on the power of form and hue as the pieces lull you into a genuine appreciation of the wonder of shapes and the way they can express concepts. Sensorial Perspectives will fill you with a sense of purpose and positivity, through works that conjure up a vision of the world as it could be, by reshaping the way we look at what we know. The exhibitions begin on July 7, 2012 and continue until July 27, 2012. The opening reception is on July 12, 2012. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend.

Featured artists:

Sensorial Perspectives Thomas Ab-e | Liesel Beukes | Maria Fatjó Parés | Max Giannotta | Vadim Keshersky | Vali Kolotourou | Katherine Li | Lou Lihou | Marzena Oberc-Habzda | April Rimpo | Antenor Romanini | Boris Selan | Andrea Sole Costa | Maurizio Zanotto

Pathway to Abstraction Arnold Gonzales | Michelle Hold | Jung-Min Lee | Bruno Antonio Malatesta | Koki Morimoto | Vibha Nanda | Alessandro Patrone | David Saborido | Fabio Sanzogni | Kevin Stevens | Gabe Tong | Mario Tonino
The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France Featured Artists: Nathalie Armand | Doussineau Claude | Julien Eustache | Cécile Guicheteau | Ainhoa Menchaca | Taitmès Soinoff | Danielle Stange

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. Fine art is shown in group exhibitions that present the work of several artists, or solo exhibitions, which 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.