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Julio Lugo Rivas’ Organic Visions at Agora Gallery

04-05-2012 07:44 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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A harmonic sense of balance and motion rests at the heart of all the works of Puerto Rican artist Julio Lugo Rivas, as he seeks to express the stability between disease and wellness. Capturing the microscopic universe of cells and their environment in acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Lugo paints an ethereal and energetic vision, creating an organic abstraction in his mix of atmospheric brushstrokes, staccato splatters, and delicate line work. Lugo builds a deep and murky dreamworld of darkness and illumination as he investigates interactions between clouds, geometric shapes, and cellular forms, graphically exploring scientific theories of microcosms and the great expanse of the cosmos.
Lugo began his artistic journey at the Fine Arts School of Ponce, a high school program for particularly promising students. He also devoted time to his studies in science and medicine, receiving a degree in Biology and later a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Puerto Rico. Currently working as a pharmacist in addition to his career as a professional artist, Julio Lugo-Rivas works to bring these two separate fields together visually in his art.

Exhibition Dates: March 30, 2012 – April 19, 2012
Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
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About the Exhibition:
Two excellent collective exhibitions will be gracing the walls of Agora Gallery this spring, in addition to a remarkable solo exhibition featuring the works of Austrian artist Fred Friedrich. Elements of Abstraction presents art with the ability to induce a shift in perspective, allowing the viewer to reach new conclusions about what they see and experience that vision in different ways. Portals of Perception displays works which seem to breathe with creative energy and inspiration, and a passionate joy in the world and its complexities which they pass, in turn, to those who see them. In Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition the audience is introduced to the tremendously powerful artwork of a man who is constantly engaged in exploring the balance between the figurative and the abstract, the fluid and the definite. The result is a mesmerizing collection of works which speak across barriers of culture, place or time to reach fundamental elements of existence. The exhibitions will begin on March 30, 2012 and will run until April 19, 2012. The opening reception will take place on April 5, 2012. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly encouraged to attend and meet the artists responsible for these enthralling creations.

Featured Artists:

Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition
Fred Friedrich

Portals of Perception -
KATEŘINA Alavedra-Duchoslav | Donna Bonin | Tullia Caporicci | Michèle Caussin-Bellon | Seán Conlon | Dawn Crothers | Suzanne (SÜ) Fortin | Elisa Grion | Barry Grose | Leigh Gusterson | Joanne Helman | Marc Laberge | Raúl Lara Naranjo | Kunshik Shin | Douglas The Boogie Man

Elements of Abstraction - María Inés Cámara | Bogdan Chiritoiu | Tina Dadouch | Melody Hawtin | Hanna Jach | Nadine Y. Jeners | Heidi Kirschner | Julio Lugo Rivas | Ramón A. Olivares | Raúl Prieto | Laura Pritchard | Paul Saucier

Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.

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 Street, New York, NY
Tel. (212) 226 - 4151
Joyce Asper

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