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Mariana Acuña’s Ancient Landscapes at Agora Gallery

12-17-2012 07:56 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Mariana Acuna-Me lo Dijeron las Estrellas

Mariana Acuna-Me lo Dijeron las Estrellas

Mariana Acuña’s oil and mixed media paintings on wood or board are an appeal to dream dimensions, playful sensibilities, divine feminine energies and the flame of consciousness. The paintings depict the ecstatic dance of body, mind and spirit, reaching out to and reflecting the consciousness of both the viewer and the wider universe. These jewel-toned ethereal landscapes harbor human and animal archetypes nestled in the fold of flowing streams of color which reflect the transcultural communicability of ancient knowledge. Although she migrated to Europe, the spirit of Acuña’s Chilean homeland remains a strong influence in her work today. Working with a variety of materials – oil, acrylic, wax, pigment and found objects – she creates works which are a spiritually elevating and communicatory channel.
Mariana Acuña obtained her degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in 1993 and has exhibited professionally in Paris, Santiago, Trapani, Palermo and Milano. She currently lives and works in San Vigilio di Marebbe, a region of the Italian Alps.
Exhibition Dates: December 20, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Reception: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 6-8 pm
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
In The Odyssey Within viewers are introduced to art that takes the power of tradition and melds it with the thrilling novelty of the present. Charming, thought-provoking and intelligent, this is art with the ability to inspire. Pathway to Abstraction explores the force and creativity that consummate skill offers when combined with a feeling of daring and innovation. Lively, lovely and full of energy, the art contains both breadth and depth in terms of both content and technique. The artists of Sensorial Realms sensitively investigate the complex layers of human thought and imagination, yet remain carefully rooted in the physical world. The result is an appealing meeting of everything that is most fascinating about human nature and experience.

Featured Artists:
The Odyssey Within
Mariana Acuña | Laura Almerico | Stefania Buccio Gonzato | Paolo Cristiani | Lucia Ferrara | Luka Hajdini | Sofia Dorotea Kukkonen | Massimo Margagnoni | Vito Matera | Silvio Natali | Fabio Pasotti | Fabrizio Pinzi | Alma Sheik | Elio Talon | Monia Tartarini | Franco Testa | Guido Villa
Pathway to Abstraction
Kathleen Barefield | Helen S. Cohen | Michael Freedman | LeeAnn Gorman | Emily Grieco | Shu-Tsin Liu | Tyice Natasha | Minami Ogura | Maurice van Tilburg | Yana Yami | Chiho Yoshikawa | Susanne Zimmer
Sensorial Realms
Eva Fritz | Cathy McClelland | Therese Obergottsberger | David Renn | Samuel Rosell | Eduardo D. Rubin | Pati Trippel | Uriu Veselik | NJ Woods

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. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery 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 the proud 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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