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Tension and Diversity in Valdemaro Grifoni's Artwork at Agora Gallery

04-01-2011 06:35 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Agora Gallery

Manichini, Selenium-toned Black & White Silver Gelatin Print, 14.5" x 22"

Manichini, Selenium-toned Black & White Silver Gelatin Print, 14.5" x 22"

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NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Florence native, Valdemaro Grifoni, in Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography. The exhibition is scheduled to run from April 19, 2011 through May 10, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, April 21, 2011).

About the Artist
Valdemaro Grifoni’s work, which can include such diverse subjects as fragmented and undulating landscapes of metal hills, angular plastic bodies frozen in time and space and spiral jetties of cut-glass, make it instantly clear that here is no ordinary photographer. His extraordinary photographs take small details, unusual scenes and odd juxtapositions and frame them, distorting only through the extreme focus on such ordinarily unconsidered matters. These images are arresting – shot in black and white, they possess a depth and drama quite unique. Aesthetically pleasing in their stylish austerity, Grifoni also shows himself to be a master of composition and pattern, setting the shots to create strong lines that draw the eye through the image and create tension between the elements. His evocative works speak not of real times and places but of the landscapes of the mind, of time and memory and those things past, contrasted with the jarringly modern. They speak directly to the mind’s eye, creating an unforgettable impression.

Valdemaro Grifoni currently lives and works in Florence, where he was born.

Exhibition Dates: April 19, 2011 - May 10, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 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/Valdemaro_Grifoni.aspx

About the Exhibition:
Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography provides a glimpse of the world as captured through the lens of a camera, technology, and through the artists own inner vision. The gifted artist’s participating in Altered States of Reality offer us a perception of the world, as seen, through a complex, enigmatic fusion of emotions and technical mastery. The old boundaries have come tumbling down and the new reality has been altered and is forever changing. This exciting exhibition allows us to challenge our ideas, parables and perceptions that constitute our own reality.

Featured Artists:
Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography - Jeanne Anderton, Luis Beltrán, Carlo Di Giacomo, Jose A. Gallego, Valdemaro Grifoni, Robyn Hills, Kelly Hunt, Michael Katz, Debra Kayata, David LaBella, Guy Marino, Lennette Newell, Denis Palbiani, Yvonne Ribes Zankl, Carolyn Rogers, Shifra, Caryn Singer, Rainer Maria Stark, Martin Zalba Ibáñez.

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery 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.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, New York City, NY 10001

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