[Lee Eagle] - [Art Gallery] - [Wednesday 23rd, February 2011]
NEW YORK, NY – This March, experience Colores del Corazón, a solo exhibition displaying the works of Marcela Cadena at Agora Gallery. Mexican artist Marcela Cadena delves into her rich cultural heritage to produce dazzling works of art full of robust colors and enthralling emotions. To appreciate one of her pieces is to interact with the artist herself, because it is clear that she puts much of herself into her paintings, so that each work of art reflects a part of her soul.
Marcela Cadena, Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, March 1 – March22 Reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-8 PM
About the Artist
In vibrant canvases characterized by bright colors and raw textures, Mexican artist Marcela Cadena explores the depths of the human emotive experience, beginning with her own. For her, the process of creation is a reflection of her soul, where she paints what she feels, bypassing words and recognizable images for the pure expressionism conveyed by abstract forms.
Inspired by the vibrant hues that are a hallmark of the cultural tapestry of her native Mexico, Cadena grounds her emotive expressions with an infusion of texture, which she achieves through the layering of paint and other mediums. Free from any constrictions of traditional forms, the interplay of color and texture dance across the canvas, speaking of the universal pulse and energy that lie at the heart of the psyche.
When she goes to paint, Cadena sheds any preconceptions and techniques, and rather simply strives to reflect what she is feeling and experiencing in that moment in time. As she explains, “I express my feelings, my dreams, my illusions, and my thoughts through my paintings. My art is abstract because the feelings do not have forms or boundaries. There is nothing more challenging than an empty canvas, to fill it with colors with my spatula.” What results are riveting pieces, emancipated from the trappings of the conventional art world and thus free to reveal unspoken truths from the most private corners of our inner world.
Marcela Cadena currently lives and works in Mexico City.
Marcela Cadena’s work may be seen on http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Marcela_Cadena.aspx .
Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2011 – March 22, 2011
Reception: Thursday, March 3, 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.
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.