Chelsea’s Agora Gallery announced they will unveil a three-part exhibition that is scheduled to run from October 27, 2009 through November 17, 2009, featuring work from photographer Isaac Stackell in Altered States of Reality . Isaac “Images” Stackell creates photographs that are poignant, unusual and thought provoking. With crystal-clear focus and dramatic lighting, we explore an inventive, Surrealist world of allegory and nuance. The natural elements of fire, wind and water, play an important role in his tableaus. Often employing aphorisms and catchy titles as a jumping off point, we discover figures sleeping buried within snow, a telephone pylon seen through a mysterious mist, and blood seeping from a grey, textured stone.
There is something remarkably fun and fresh about Isaac Images’ body of work, like exploring the world anew. Indeed, he provides his audience with a wealth of surreal and touching experiences, significantly able to shift subject and approach. "Images have almost always been a revelation," he explains. "Wherever I am they flash into my brain." Isaac is caught in the moment and he is bringing us with him. The breadth of subjects is mirrored by a long, diverse career with film photography and digital manipulation. Isaac Stackell lives in Montclair, New Jersey.Altered States of Reality provides a glimpse of the world as captured through the lens of a camera, technology, and through the artists own inner vision. The gifted artist’s participating in Altered States of Reality offer us a perception of the world, as seen, through a complex, enigmatic fusion of emotions and technical mastery. The old boundaries have come tumbling down and the new reality has been altered and is forever changing. This exciting exhibition allows us to challenge our ideas, parables and perceptions that constitute our own reality. Elements of Abstraction presents audiences with a rich kaleidoscope of color, form, and texture that in conjunction breathes life into abstract artworks. Whether employing shimmering brushstrokes or bold fields of color, nonrepresentational art, with its lack of familiar forms, allows the work speak to us on an especially elemental level. Through their deeply personal forms of expression, these artists offer a stunning glimpse into contemporary abstract painting. Portals of Perception bridges the wide expanse of artistic possibilities, gathering together impressionist, realist, and abstract paintings. What we find, surprisingly, is not the differences but the similarities as these talented artists vocalize the inspirations of places, people, and feelings. While the particular visual language may differ, the spirit behind the works has many overlapping areas, because to be human is to realize ourselves within our mental and physical environs.Exhibition Dates: October 27, 2009 – November 17, 2009Reception: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York CityGallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/isaac_images.aspx Featured Artists:Altered States of Reality—Lil Dafonte, Rupert Davis, GISART, Sharon Hickey, Isaac Images, Joblueheart, Eleanor Owen Kerr, David LaBella, Clecio Lira, Uri Mahlev, Lymarie Rodriguez, Toktam Tayefeh, Maria TrezziElements of Abstraction—Oliver Benoit, Alejandrina Calderoni, Magda Dini, Roisin Fitzpatrick, Michael I. Kotler, Rom Lammar, Anti Liu, Alexey MarroquinPortals of Perception—Albert Barcilon, Paco Dalmau, Susan Marx, Alina Shapiro, Carmen Sotuela About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and 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. 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 internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of Art-Mine.com, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched http://agoraartgalleryblog.com, 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.