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Chelsea's Agora Gallery to Feature Works of Marcia Haufrecht, 12/23

Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of New York actress, playwriter and artist Marcia Haufrecht in Sensorial Realms. The exhibition opens on December 23 and runs until January 15, with a reception on January 8. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

New York based artist Marcia Haufrecht captures the human spirit in oil paint. Haufrecht's work, characterized by bold planes of solid colors and repeated contours of figures in motion, incorporates elements of Fauvism and Futurism as her figures interact with the world with motion and texture. In some pieces, elongated shadows extend from the bottom of the painting, projecting off-scene subjects, with the environment and perspective turned around on the viewer and painter. In other works, faces stare emotionally from bright, poignant portraits. Each image is a study in movement and mystery, but also maintains an intimacy with its subjects. Cozy painted spaces, like subway cars, allow Haufrecht to explore the unique personalities behind the city masses, creating a portrait of New York City as well as the individuals within it. Haufrecht makes a priority of developing a deeper connection to her subjects through her work.

A dancer and actor as well as a painter, Haufrecht believes that "all the arts are a means of communicating with the world at large." Her paintings serve as an exploration of and connection to this complex world.

Exhibition Dates: December 23, 2014 - January 15, 2015

Reception: Thursday January 8, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Sensorial Realms

Susanne Bondrop | Nancy Burch Brassington | Asta Caplan | Nadiejda Charova Tscheltzoff | James Chisholm | Tom Clark | Dominic Fondé | E. Halfpenny | Marcia Haufrecht | COLP-ONE | Ulla Lundsgart | Samantha Malpass | Susan Marx | MENPO | Lisa O'Brien | Aernout Overbeeke | Laurence Pusey | Robert Paul Saphier | Lydia Stadler | Eugenia Tafolla | STORDEUR

Art That Takes the Audience on A Journey

When you take a step into Sensorial Realms you are entering many universes at once. The unique talents of the featured artists revise and warp reality, their works acting as filters through which the viewer may revisit familiar scenes with eyes afresh. Abstracted landscapes, celebrity portraits, and everything in between meet in this astounding collection to confront viewers with their expectations of art, media, nature, and the human experience. Assembled with great care, Sensorial Realms offers a gracious balance between serenity and chaos: striking viewers with stark emotional dissonance, then soothing them with harmonious, flowing beauty.

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea's fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectorswith national and international artists. The art gallery's expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization's specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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