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Marco Gallotta, Sidewalk Diaries | Papercuts
August 1 @ 11:00 AM - August 11 @ 6:00 PM
Agora Gallery is pleased to announce Marco Gallotta, Sidewalk Diaries, a solo exhibition of photographic and papercut collages by Italian artist Marco Gallotta.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a series of pieces that immortalize the untold stories of passersby on a Harlem sidewalk on an ordinary day. Collaborating with the talented photographer Claudio Napoli, Gallotta captures fleeting moments of anonymous individuals, transforming them into protagonists of a photographic narrative.
Gallotta seamlessly merges his extensive expertise in mixed media with the realm of photography. Watercolors, inks, and graphite are meticulously applied to photographs, which are then skillfully cut out. By strategically overlapping layers of cut-out photographs, paper, and other materials, Marco creates ingenious compositions that come alive with depth and emotion.
The end result is a mesmerizing superimposition of images, enhanced by layers of color, wax, and various evolving materials, resulting in irregular and almost translucent surfaces. Each passerby depicted in the artworks exhibits their unique movements, progressing at different speeds towards destinations only known to them. In a fashion reminiscent of secret diaries, these individuals become characters in an unspoken narrative, where limitless possibilities reside beneath the surface.
Exhibition Dates: August 1 – August 11, 2023
Reception: August 3, 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th, New York, NY 10001
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years, Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.