Eleanor Sackett Displays Poised Portraits in Rhetorical Realms

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature New York artist, Eleanor Sackett, in Rhetorical Realms. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 23, 2010 through December 14, 2010 (opening reception: Thursday, December 02, 2010).

Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – New York City native Eleanor Sackett paints portraits with arresting visual and emotional frankness. She cites the influence of John Singer Sargent, a distant relation, and the likeness is hard to miss: both are spectacularly agile at establishing a setting while focusing our vision intensely on the sitters’ faces. Though Sackett never strives for meticulous hyperrealism, there is something discernibly photographic in the poses, expressions, and varying sharpness of focus of subjects in her oil canvases. “I am trying to paint what I see,” she writes, “However I am not interested in photo realism. As I paint I am thinking about what I like in the face.”

Each work activates a specific feature in the sitter, whether the calm Cubism of a man’s sharp chin, or the diffuse Impressionistic tufts of hair on another’s head. She guides our eyes to meet theirs through subtle shifts in the sharpness and finesse of her brushstrokes, lending even her most excitable young subjects incredible airs of poise and self-reflection.

Exhibition Dates: November 23, 2010 – December 14, 2010
Reception: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 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/ArtistInvite/eleanor_sackett.aspx

The collection of work in Rhetorical Realms demonstrates the ardour and creativity that is such a vital part of art. Dealing with a diverse range of subjects and moods, these artists use the techniques that best suit their individual styles to express fundamental aspects of our world and to present them to their audience for their development and delight.

Featured Artists:
Branko Bosnic, Santiago Garci, Simon Norman, Navah Porat, Eleanor Sackett, LeShawn Warren

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art district that was established in 1984 and 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. At the end of 2009, Agora Gallery opened its doors to a new exhibition space. This beautifully designed and spacious new gallery will showcase artists and their work in a significant solo exhibition environment. 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 internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of Art-Mine.com, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched http://agoraartgalleryblog.com, 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.

Lee Eagle
Public Relations
Agora Gallery