20170109

For Immediate Release

Photographs of German-Born Montana-Based Artist Gabriele Golissa Featured in “Emerging Visions”

NEW YORK, NY, January 09, 2017 – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of German-born Montana-based artist Gabriele Golissa in Emerging Visions. The exhibition will open on January 21, 2017 and run through February 10, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Most conversions take place in churches or temples, but Gabriele Golissa found new purpose in the plush seat of an Airbus A380. Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, she had earned degrees in both business administration and disease prevention and health management. In 2014, on a trip from Frankfurt to Beijing, Golissa was overcome by a sunset. As her fellow passengers focused on the inflight movie, she took out her camera and began clicking away. It was the start of something new.

Golissa has since relocated to Montana, a state whose nickname, she points out, is “Big Sky Country.” Photographing from both ground and air, Golissa insists on depicting the sky as she sees it, experimenting with aperture and shutter speed as well as image composition while declining to alter her work after the fact. She often places her prints beneath a thick acrylic glass, adding depth and brilliancy to the image, bringing the sky back to life. She has lately begun printing on aluminum and canvas, surfaces that allow her to play, respectively, with color and softness. “I never tire of skies,” Golissa says. “They are never the same. No rationality, only feeling.”

Exhibition Dates: January 21, 2017 – February 10, 2017
Reception: Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Gabriele_Golissa.aspx

Featured Artists: Emerging Visions
Jian Jun An  |  Robert Ellison  |  David Gista  |  Roger DiCamillo  |  Ellen Burnett  |  Gabriele Golissa  |  Andrew Glass

About the Exhibition: The Possibilities of “Emerging Visions”

Opening this January, Emerging Visions is a lively group exhibition that offers fresh takes on small details and technical practices. This exhibition includes seven exceedingly thoughtful artists who work with a variety of media in innovative ways. There is the artist who assembles his pieces from recovered panels painted by other people. Is he a sculptor or a painter? There is the artist who mixes traditional flat media with found objects. Is she a collagist, sculptor, painter, or something else? These artists are interdisciplinary chameleons dedicated to their craft and loath to adhere to any rules.

Among the work on display are four approaches to landscape: an exploration of the countryside with attention to texture, a creation of water using strips of color and wide perspectives, a selection of photographs that present the sky as a living thing, and an architect’s vision of real-world buildings with a dreamy flair. There is abstraction created from minimalist layering of color as well as a wildly eclectic marriage of objects and lines. Rounding out the exhibition’s impressive range is an acrylic portraitist who conjures faces out of undulating, free-form lines.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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