Michael Grine’s Abstract Paintings at Agora Gallery

In his current work, Michael Grine is experimenting with color by throwing or mixing the paint right on the canvas and then using centrifugal force plus the force of gravity to distort the line and form of known objects. He achieves this distortion and depth by layering either translucent or opaque paint colors in set or random patterns.

Online PR News – 09-January-2011 – – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Nashville artist, Michael Grine, in The Rhythm of Color. The exhibition is scheduled to run from February 4, 2011 through February 25, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, February 10, 2011).

About the Artist:
Inspired both by nature and the human arts of music and literature, Michael Grine’s abstract paintings are an experiment with color and the possibilities of space and perspective. Vivid colors are either thrown or mixed right on the canvas, resulting in bright configurations of shape and form. In terms of composition, he masterfully uses perspective to draw the viewer into his imagined worlds, lending a depth to the overall effect that speaks to the limitless potential of space and time.

Working with several media, including oils, acrylics, tempera, computers, metal and found objects, Grine pushes his art into previously unexplored territories that call into question our own constructed confines of place and temporal boundaries. What Grine achieves is an emotional response of wonder and purpose, caught in swirls of color reverberating with the rhythm and movement of a seemingly boundless dance.

Exhibition Dates: February 4, 2011 - February 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, February 10, 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/artistpage/Michael_Grine.aspx

About the Exhibition:
Sensitivity, intelligence and vision shine through the works on display, with the collection as a whole an example of creativity at its energetic best. The artists come from widely differing backgrounds and a range of countries, and as such each bring their own personal perspective on life and the world at large to their work. Yet they are united by a shared commitment to the importance of artistic development, and the real and lasting effect that art can have on those who see it.

Featured Artists:
The Manifestation of Milieu
Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs, Ivan Radman, David Segeta, Thomas Ab-e, Peter Sherman, Thanh Mai-Charles, Heather Everett, Younghee Hong, Hyejin Kim

The Rhythm of Color
V. S. Ajayan, Yunkap Jung, Laurence Steenbergen, Sherry Ruden (aka Sherry Ying), Yvonne Maloney, Michael Grine, Adka (“Andrea Jones”), Gisa Elwazir

Unbound Perspectives
Jorge González Velázquez, Gary Hong, Brian Kelly, Fred Gemmell, Shenna Vaughn, kBlanchard, Paloma Bernaldo de Quirós, Jane Sandes

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.