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John Porro Exhibits in New York

05-25-2007 04:06 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Mikki, Water Based Media on Paper, 31"x23"

Mikki, Water Based Media on Paper, 31"x23"

John Porro uses stark, economical lines to let the human body tell visual stories about the world around him. His drawings pay subtle homage to the work of the German Expressionists, and particularly to Austrian artist Egon Scheile. However, Porro goes beyond Scheile and enters a sphere of intimacy with his subjects. Porro’s focus is divided equally between the lines, the spaces created by those lines, and the jagged spaces that surround what the artist calls his “animal people”. Porro’s eye is everywhere. He turns his artistic vision towards all manner of subjects—and explores them all with the same unrelenting acuity. Porro, who was born in London, now lives and works in Scotland. His work has been exhibited, and received award recognition, including sharing the top honors at the Celveland International Drawing Biennale at the Middlesbrough Gallery, throughout England.

Exhibition Dates: June 1 to June 21
Gallery Location: Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York.
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11- 6.
Opening Reception: June 7th, 6-8 PM.
Please visit for more information.

Established in 1984, Agora Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of national and international contemporary artists. The Gallery caters to the taste and trends of the sophisticated New York art market and the Gallery's discerning worldwide collector base. The Gallery's wide client-base includes private collectors, art consultants, corporate art consultants, architects and interior designers as well as business, government, diplomatic and social VIPs. Agora Gallery offers the client an extraordinary opportunity to acquire some of the most carefully curated art in the contemporary, global art market.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York
Tues-Sat 11- 6

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