A Chromatic Affair (May 1-25, 2024)

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A Chromatic Affair

May 1 – 25, 2024

Reception: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6-8 PM

530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce A Chromatic Affair, an exhibition featuring paintings and sculptures by Latchezar Boyadjiev, Gadi Fraiman, and Belle Roth. The show investigates the artists’ personal relationships with color and the significance it holds in conveying messages and emotions.

Bulgarian sculptor Latchezar Boyadjiev stands as a leading figure in contemporary glass art, with an impressive 50 solo exhibitions marking his career. Latchezar Boyadjiev’s monochromatic creations gracefully inhabit the space, casting an aura of ethereal beauty. Evocative of the female body, they curve elegantly along fragmented color planes, each sculpture vibrating at a different energetic frequency. Through the sensual intersection of light, color, and form Boyadjiev integrates beauty into modern architecture and contemporary environments.

A recent addition to the gallery, Gadi Fraiman has maintained a successful sculptural practice in Israel for three decades, creating large-scale statues from stone, and more recently bronze and stainless steel. Fraiman displays two bronze and stainless steel pieces from his newest Balloon Girl series, which portrays young children gleefully immersed in play, symbolizing the innocence and joy of childhood. The exhibition also features two colored bronze sculptures by the artist, Swan and Colored Tango, an exploration of the effect of color on our lives and emotions.

Filipino-American painter Belle Roth will present her newest collection of abstract acrylic paintings, evolving from her signature patterned aesthetic. The pieces feature one or two large circles in the center of the canvas amidst vibrant splashes of color, as symbols of simplicity and peace amidst everyday chaos. Through appeasing blue and pearl tones, each artwork offers stillness to the gaze, reflecting the artist’s quest for balance.

A Chromatic Affair

Latchezar Boyadjiev

Gadi Fraiman

Belle Roth

Latchezar Boyadjiev

Bulgarian-born sculptor Latchezar Boyadjiev stands as a leading figure in contemporary glass art, pushing the boundaries of the medium with his dynamic and emotive creations. Based in Novato, California, Boyadjiev’s sculptural journey began with over a decade of mastery in optical glass, utilizing cold working techniques to craft intricate sculptures that showcased his technical prowess. However, driven by a desire to explore larger dimensions, he ventured into casting, opening new avenues for his artistic expression.

Boyadjiev’s sculptural repertoire transcends conventional labels, as his ethereal creations bear simple titles reflecting emotions. His works evoke sensuality and the natural forces, embodying fluidity through fragmented planes of color. Reflecting on his craft, Boyadjiev expresses a mission to integrate beauty into modern architecture, making his sculptures an integral part of contemporary environments that mirror our era.

Boyadjiev studied at the Academy of Arts in Sofia and the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague and had over fifty solo exhibitions internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards and his work is placed in prominent collections all over the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, the White House in Washington, D.C., and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Caress, front Glass
27” x 10” x 4”
Caress, back Glass
27” x 10” x 4”

18” x 10” x 3”

Embrace, front Glass Caress, back Glass
27” x 10” x 4”

12” x 28” x 4”

Energy, front, 2016 Glass


12” x 28” x 4”

Energy, back, 2019 Grace in Grey Glass 36” x 12” x 4” Kiss Glass
15” x 11” x 4”
Grief, front Glass 16” x 10” x 3.5” Grief, back Glass 16” x 10” x 3.5” Temperament, front Glass
16” x 11” x 4”
Temperament, back Glass 16” x 11” x 4” Radiance Glass
36” x 12” x 4”
Gadi Fraiman

For most of his life, art was simply a side hobby to his job as a vineyard farmer in Israel. At age 40, Gadi boldly decided to pursue his artistic passion as his life’s work. Today he is living and working in Mishmar David, located in the Judean Mountains, Israel. He sculpts in stone and bronze, and is known for creating artworks that embody movement through the use of flowing lines. Gadi exhibits his works in galleries, exhibitions and public spaces around the globe. Gadi has a love for matter, and his sculptures reveal the patience and dedicated attention that is required for sculpting in stone, a radical and unusual act for an artist today.

Dream Big - Blue Edition Bronze (Girl) and Mirror Effect Stainless Steel (Balloon and Base) 14.5” x 26” x 17”

Innocence - Pink Edition

Bronze (Girl and string) and Mirror Effect Stainless Steel (Balloon and Base) 10” x 26” x 11”

Colored Tango Bronze 29” x 12” x 12”
Swan Bronze 13” x 28” x 18”
Belle Roth

Belle Roth explores human interconnection through her use of color, light, and architectural influences. Roth’s compositions are rooted in abstraction; deconstructed forms are unearthed and highlighted by both line and shape that coincide with shimmering gold, neutral color fields, and vibrant accent hues. Simple lines and organic form take the forefront, remaining unedited to reflect the moment of their creation.

To create her pieces, Roth vigorously applies textured acrylics, spray paints, and gold leaf using several different techniques. Her works draw in elements from her Southeast Asian roots and celebrate joyous, unexplored opportunities. Roth creates powerful narratives centered around family, community, equality, and overcoming adversity; she intends her work to inspire ideas about our collective capabilities and hopes to inspire the pursuit of a better world.

Manhattan Day 3, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 30” Manhattan Day 7 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 48” Memphis Day 1 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 36” Memphis Day 2 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 36” Memphis Day 4 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 36” Memphis Day 5 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 30” Memphis Day 5 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 30” Memphis Day 6 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 30” Memphis Day 7 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 30” Montreal Day 8, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 36”

60” x 48”

Sydney Day 1, 2022 Acrylic on canvas Sydney Day 8, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 36”

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