Fresh from holding a major exhibition in London, we jumped on a Virgin flight for New York where we had a further exhibition at the Agora Gallery in the heart of the Chelsea district. Fifteen years since last visited so tremendous sense of excitement and anticipation. Our visit exceeded all expectations.
Everywhere you go within the city you are surrounded by the vibrancy, energy, sheer exuberance, diversity and imagery that provide the ingredients for an explosion of creativity. The results of this can be seen at the multiplicity of commercial galleries within the Chelsea district.
Anyone who doubts the ongoing power of art to communicate can witness….
- ….shocking truths can see Brian Maguire’s images of the impacts of drug cartels on Mexican communities at the Fergus McCaffrey gallery
- ….how women are perceived and how they perceive themselves by Joan Semmel, Across Five Decades, at Alexander Gray Associates
- ….sheer delight at the whimsical cavorting of Keith Haring’s demons and monsters in his Heaven & Hell exhibition at Skarstedt gallery.
…..and so many others.
There are also the ground-breaking (in their time) favourites….
Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Matisses’s The Piano Lesson, amongst a host of others, plus new technologies now being integrated into artworks at MOMA.
At the Metropolitan there is Jean Michael Basquet – if only he had lived….!!!
….and on the Highline, Adrian Rojas reminders that even the most imposing of monoliths (and civilisations) crumble.
No wonder New York remains the global epicentre of contemporary art.
We are delighted to make our contribution to the powerhouse of contemporary art that is New York. At least 3 further contemporary arts projects are now flowing from time spent there – watch this space!!