NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of University of Manitoba alumnus Stephanie E. Graham in From Here to There. Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on March 8th with a reception on Thursday March 10th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.
About the Artist
From a distance, the multimedia art of Stephanie E. Graham may appear like simple abstracted still lifes, but a closer inspection of these pieces reveals a complexity of layers, textures, and meanings. Using materials such as beeswax sheets, old books, vellum, ink, and embroidery, Graham laboriously creates pieces she likens to self-portraits, reflections of places and things that fascinate her. In a way, looking at Graham’s work is like peering into a cabinet of curiosities, a collection of objects that may otherwise seem obscure or worthless, but which have obtained a sense of value and perhaps even mystery through their curation by the artist. Common motifs in Graham’s work include bees, maps, flowers, and hexagonal shapes that have acquired their own symbology through Graham’s repeated application.
Graham is a native and resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and attended the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She says that she hopes the time and labor she invests in creating these unique works of art will inspire her viewers to stop, slow down, and appreciate ordinary objects in their own lives.
Exhibition Dates: March 8, 2016 – March 29, 2016
Reception: Thursday March 10, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
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