New York Affordable Art Fair – Spring (March 20-24, 2024)

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125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA NEW YORK AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - SPRING Booth C10 | Metropolitan Pavilion
20 - 24, 2024
March

Agora Gallery

New York Affordable Art Fair - Spring

Alli Gerrish

Sarah Shinhyo Kim

Ludwig Manhalter

Julie Rami

Mark Schiff

David Syre

Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery was established by the late Miki Stiles, MFA, to provide opportunities to artists entering the global art market. Ms. Stiles was a visionary who founded the gallery on the principle that all artists benefit from having their artwork promoted by a professional gallery. Located in the heart of the famous Chelsea art district, Agora Gallery occupies the ground floor of 530 West 25th Street. The gallery is frequented by art lovers looking to find and buy original artwork.

From the Director

Dear Art Collectors,

My name is Sabrina Gilbertson and I am the Director of Agora Gallery. We offer a diverse range of original contemporary art from around the world in a variety of styles and price points, providing collectors, decorators, and designers the opportunity to purchase or lease a curated collection of art pieces. We also welcome practicing artists worldwide to inquire about our representation and

Artwork: Saugatuck Lilies by Mark Schiff promotional services. Please reach out to us if you are interested in collaborating with us as an artist, art collector, or art lover.

We look forward to working with you!

Sabrina@Agora-Gallery.com

Alli Gerrish

Alli Gerrish is an acrylic and digital artist based in Boulder, Colorado. Diary of a Lockdown is Gerrish’s most recent body of work completed these last several years during the pandemic. Faced with the gallery world shutting down and her usual studio space unavailable, she began experimenting with digital creation on her iPhone using Procreate Pocket. The resulting collection of almost 100 paintings and videos quickly took on meaning as a visual journal chronicling the raw response to the events unfolding around her. The paintings themselves are whimsical abstractions, vaguely reminiscent of human forms and landscapes. Simple geometric shapes and subdued tones evoke a feeling of relaxation and comfort, as stripes, circles, and ellipses gently connect and intertwine. The recurrent hourglass shape in her paintings has come to symbolize herself, transforming individual and societal vulnerabilities into dreams for a better future, where joy and positivity rule supreme.

As she painted, she realized the software was recording every finger stroke and went on to create a series of experiential animations combining the recordings with voiceover narration and music. One piece in particular, Scar Tactics, epitomizes the meaning of the series: life can be full of challenges and even trauma, but art can shine a light on our darkest corners. It can help us realize that although things may happen to us that appear difficult or even awful, what we get through in life creates strength and beauty on the other side.

Building With Dreams

Acrylic & charcoal on board 20” x 16” Meet Me Halfway Acrylic on board 40” x 30” Movin’ On Acrylic on board 24” x 18” The Point is Already Made Acrylic on board 24” x 18” The Weight of It All Acrylic on board 40” x 30”
Privilege, 2023 Metal print
x 14”
14”
Box of Strength, 2023 Metal print 14” x 14” Connnection, 2023 Acrylic on board 60” x 48”

Disconnected

, 2023
print
x 14”
Metal
14”
Letting Someone Go, 2023 Metal print 14” x 14” Making Space, 2023 Metal print 14” x 14”
Being
Integral, But feeling Superfuous, 2023 Metal print 14” x 14” Protection, 2023 Acrylic on board 60” x 48”

Refure

x 14”
the Judgement, 2023 Metal print 14”
The Future, 2023 Metal print 14” x 14”

Sarah Shinhyo Kim

Sarah Shinhyo Kim is a Korean-American artist using pop imagery to navigate existential and societal questions. At Affordable Art Fair, Shinhyo presents paintings from her Eggspression series. The work, made of acrylic and resin, depicts fried eggs humanized with emojis. During a routine breakfast preparation, Kim noticed how the yolk remained still, while the egg whites continuously changed form, which prompted a reflection on the complexity and mutability of human emotions. Just like people are influenced by outer circumstances, Kim’s eggs fluctuate in shape and texture, subject to varying degrees of heat, oil, and environmental conditions. Ubiquitous and seemingly prosaic, eggs are turned into symbols of nourishment, symbolizing the essence of every living being. Paired with emojis, they illustrate the profound interconnectedness of human beings, highlighting the intricate dance of relationships and the shared experiences that mold our individual and collective identities.

Kim studied Fine Arts at Cornell University and earned her BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design. Kim currently lives and works in New Jersey.

Eggspression #1, 2023 Acrylic & resin 8” x 8” Eggspression #5, 2024 Acrylic on canvas 14” x 14” Eggspression #8, 2024 Acrylic & resin on canvas 14” x 14” Eggspression #7, 2024 Acrylic & resin on canvas 40” x 30” Eggspression #6, 2024 Acrylic & resin on canvas 10” x 20” Eggspression #9, 2024 Acrylic & Resin on Canvas 10” x 20” Blue Heart, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 36” x 36”

Ludwig Mannhalter

Ludwig Mannhalter is a Hungarian-born abstract painter, living and working in Bad Nauheim, Germany. His highly textured paintings are executed in the impasto style, which consists of applying thick layers of oil and acrylic paint, using only a palette knife. Added structure is conveyed through craquelure and occasional scratch marks from the spatula. In the tradition of tachiste artists, namely Nicolas de Staël, shapes are reduced to blocks of colors alluding to rudimentary landscapes and architectural views. Bold tones alternating with elegant grays and beiges fill rectangular chromatic fields of varying dimensions, creating a sense of dynamism and tension. Although influenced by Art Informel and the existential philosophy of Nietzsche, Mannhalter does not like to be boxed into a category and regards art as non-definable.

Mannhalter studied architecture in Budapest and later moved to Germany, where he runs his family’s leather business. He has been painting abstract art for the past fifty years. His work was featured in exhibitions and fairs in the United States and Europe, most notably the International Art Fair (Venice, Rome, Paris, Innsbruck, Brussels, and London), Affordable Art Fair (New York), Red Dot Miami (Miami), RheinMain CongressCenter and the Kurhaus (Wiesbaden), and the Danubius Hotel Gellert (Budapest).

No. 5, 2022 Oil on canvas 23.5” x 19.5” No. 7, 2022 Oil on canvas 27.5” x 19.5” No. 8, 2021 Burlap collage & oil on canvas 27.5” x 27.5” No. 56, 2021 Oil on canvas 12” x 12” No. 104, 2023 Acrylic & oil on canvas 19.5” x 23.5” No. 105, 2023 Acrylic & oil on canvas 27.5” x 27.5” No. 106, 2023 Acrylic & oil on canvas 19.5” x 27.5” No. 107, 2022 Oil on canvas 19.5” x 23.5” No. 110, 2023 Acrylic & oil on canvas 15.5” x 19.5” No. 111, 2023 Acrylic & oil on canvas 19.5” x 27.5” No. 112, 2023 Acrylic & oil on canvas 19.5” x 27.5” Julie Rami

Born in France and educated at Ecole Boulle, Julie Rami’s artistic journey has been shaped by personal experiences and a deep connection to the world of games. Her background working for a board game company infuses her artwork with a distinct sense of playfulness and a desire to break free from societal norms.

Her distinctively “Bokeh” technique in oil paintings is attracting attention and has a dreamlike quality. With influences ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Pop Art, Rami’s work transports viewers into a world where imagination and emotion take center stage.

She captures the essence of human emotion and the imagination of the body, breaking free from conventional boundaries. Rami’s desire is for visitors to her exhibitions to experience a surge of oxygen, enveloped in a sweet-scented atmosphere that elicits a range of emotions.

Canaille 1 Oil on wood board 8” x 6” Canaille 2 Oil on wood board 8” x 6” Canaille 6 Oil on wood board 8” x 6” Canaille 7 Oil on wood board 8” x 7” Chute en Roller Oil on wood board 28” x 39.5” Folie Douce 4 Oil on wood board 8” x 6” Folie Douce 6 Oil on wood board 8” x 6” Folie Douce 7 Oil on wood board 8” x 6” Le Garçon Accroupi Oil on wood board 31.5” x 23.5” Pyjama Bleu Oil on wood board 31.5” x 24” Rêvasserie Oil on wood board 39.5” x 28” Ruban Bleu Oil on wood board 39.5” x 28” Tête à L’envers Oil on wood board 28” x 39.5” Chapka Fourrure Oil on wood board 16” x 16”

Mark Schiff

Journeying around the world has ignited artist Mark Schiff’s creativity, which he reveals through his watercolor, acrylic, and oil compositions. “Traveling reminds me that I am part of a vast universe filled with extraordinary places and interesting people,” he says. “The adventure of travel gives me an expansive sense of freedom that often becomes the inspiration for many of my paintings.” His travels have taken him to diverse locations, and he explains that each journey heightens his capacity to embrace a wide spectrum of emotions that serve his creative process.

Heavily influenced by his interest in culture, music, and yoga, Schiff’s ability to be guided by intuition opens him to what he refers to as, “the ocean of creativity within.” It is from this place that he paints with bold, deliberate strokes creating eye-catching paintings that sizzle with energy and command the viewers’ attention.

Above all, Mark Schiff is a believer in the solidarity of humanity. After hearing his father’s experiences during WWII, Schiff was moved by the plight of war, its effect on people, and man’s inhumanity to man. “These stories inspired me to paint as a way to simply bring more beauty into our troubled world.”

Mykonos Lilies, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 60” x 48” Chelsea Lilies, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 60” x 48” Delphi Lilies, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 60” x 48” Florence Lilies, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 36” x 36” Geneva Lilies, 2023 Mixed media on canvas 48” x 48” Lausanne Lilies, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 60” Oslo Lilies, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 60” x 48” Stockholm Lilies, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 48”

David Syre

David Syre is a self-taught multi-disciplinary visual artist who creates large-scale acrylic paintings, drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations. In his creative process, the artist draws inspiration from his travels, his subconscious mind, and nature. He combines bold lines and vivid colors with archetypal symbols, numbers, and words referencing the moment of creation. He produces his pieces at an accelerated pace, conveying the spontaneity and authenticity of a single expressive moment.

Syre’s creativity is inspired by an ever-evolving psyche and internal dialogue; spontaneously manifested as an intuitive offering. He creates works daily on an endless array of subjects–always exploring new topics and perfecting his craft. Syre captures the underlying energy of the natural world–expressed through atmospheres, light, temperature, and meteorological phenomena. Rather than literal depictions, his paintings are emotive perceptions of his surroundings, revealing an all-pervasive universal consciousness. The artist has forged a deeply intimate relationship with the natural world, one that has come to symbolize realization, intuition, power, and creation.

A Hand Toward Heaven, 2018 Prisma crayon on black paper 11” x 7.5” A Left Turn On Maui, 2020 Prisma color on black paper 12” x 9” All Eyes On Deck, 2015 Prisma crayon on black paper 13” x 10” An Ona’s Mosquito, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 36” x 36” Blue Movement, 2018 Prisma crayon on black paper 12” x 9” Burning Man Trees, 2017 Prisma crayon on black paper 15” x 11”
Follow the Sun For Bergen Creativity, 2022
x 9”
Prisma crayon on black paper 12”
Iceland Moss, 2020 Prisma crayon on black paper 15” x 11” Looking For Light, 2018 Prisma crayon on black paper 12” x 9” Madi’s Music on July 4th, 2018 Prisma crayon on black paper 11” x 7.5” North Africa Sunset, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40” Seeking Calm Again, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 24” x 18” Seeking Calm, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 24” x 18” Underwater on the Nooksack River, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 36” x 36” Focus, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30” x 30”

Gallery hopping in New York

Agora Gallery is located within the heart of the Chelsea Arts District with available hours from Tuesday – Saturday 11 am - 6 pm.

Opening receptions are held once a month, giving you the opportunity to meet the artists and view a variety of original artwork. Visit our website and subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date on all events and happenings – www.Agora-Gallery.com/mailinglist

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