Explore the Works of Ray Lawler at Agora Gallery
12/23/2010

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Pennsylvania artist, Ray Lawler, in the Persistence of Form. The exhibition is scheduled to run from January 11, 2011 through February 1, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, January 13, 2011).

Online PR News – 23-December-2010 – – Award-winning American artist Ray Lawler creates paintings rich in narrative and compelling in subject and form. His photorealistic urban images are bright with color and distinguished by edgy compositions with a sociological undertone. Through his artistic process, he focuses on several thematic areas: transcendental (the exploration of human existence and thought); cultural realities (the realities of life as it is lived here and abroad); and allegorical (the human-animal form set in dynamic compositions). What results are images replete with humanistic messages for the viewer to contemplate.

Drawing on 40 years spent traveling around the globe, Ray finds inspiration in the cultures he encounters, the variations and similarities in the lives of indigenous peoples living and working in these societies. He articulates this dedication and passion for the visual realities of life in his working motto: “The world is my studio; life is my subject.” Through his painting, Ray Lawler creates images that go beyond form, structure, color, and expression to the deeper truths of the world we all share.

Exhibition Dates: January 11, 2011 – February 1, 2011
Reception: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 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/ray_lawler.aspx

About the Exhibition:
Self-reflection and a consideration of human nature plays a role in The Persistence of Form, as these artists seek the ineffable explanation of experience and understanding. Skilled techniques and carefully chosen colors combine to present us with new ways of understanding the reality of form, in our world and in art.

Featured Artists:
Ia Chkhaidze, Michael Croman, Oleg Georgiyevskiy, Laura Guoke, Darren Jordan, Ray Lawler, Mira Mitrova

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries 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. 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 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. Most recently, the gallery launched 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.