Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Australian artist, Ember Fairbairn-Ramsay, in Out from Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand. The exhibition is scheduled to run from May 12, 2011 through June 1, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, May 12).
About the Artist
Meditative and insightful, Ember Fairbairn-Ramsay has crafted a body of work that treasures the self amongst the boundless glories of our world. Her palette is at once subtle and fiery, modulating hues with layer after layer of paint that is allowed to drip and take on a life of its own. This painterly approach adds an ethereal and organic quality to each piece. Fairbairn-Ramsay seeks to promote transpersonal exploration with her art. Space and openness is fundamental to the composition, allowing the audience to wander with both their eyes and spirits. The overarching theme focuses on nature, although certain works nod toward the teachings of Taoism and Buddhism while others speak to the timeless continuity of life. “Creating art for me is communion with creation,” she explains. “It is a meditation where one ‘loses’ self and merges into all that is and all that is yet to be.”
Since 2000, Ember Fairbairn-Ramsay has exhibited frequently throughout her native Australia, and she has recently entered the dynamic art scene of New York.
Exhibition Dates: May 12, 2011 – June 1, 2011
Reception: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am. - 6 pm.
About the Exhibition
In Gallery I, marvel at the works in Out from Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand. Showing considerable flexibility and experimentation in colors, style and theme, these works are the product of a shared heritage and geographical background. Labyrinth of Color presents energetic yet perfectly balanced artworks which offer a sense of vibrancy and optimism in the world. Evocative, moving and sometimes whimsical, Sensorial Realms features the work of artists who bring us images of thought-provoking and emotive glory.
Out from Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand: Lyn Beaumont, Nicolette Benjamin Black, Kate Diggles, Steven Dix, Ember Fairbairn-Ramsay, Jane Flowers, Leigh Gordon, Joolie Green, Caroline Josephs PhD, Helene Leane, Isaac Petersen, Rebecca Rath, Alison-Jane Rice, Rebecca Saunders, Mark A J Willems
Labyrinth of Color: Dominique Boutaud, Claire Champy, Cary Griffiths, Chad Redl, Ford Weisberg
Sensorial Realms: Andrea Bottelli, Patricia Brintle, Rosa Ibarra, Careen Joplin Langstieh, Rania Mesiskli
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery (agora-gallery.com) 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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. 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 international 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. 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.