Italian artist KOLE
’s paintings draw connecting lines between women throughout history. KOLE portrays figures familiar to us: the Renaissance woman with a forehead chain and stiff long sleeves, the Grecian woman draped in white, the Victorian horseback rider with a high-collared frock coat. Their clothes and even their environments are archetypal, yet they confront the viewer with stares and attitudes quite different from what the contemporary female ideal would have been. KOLE’s women are lively and utterly modern.
Everything about KOLE’s technique works to convey this. Each subject’s body is framed tightly, so that her curves fill the frame to create the momentum of the piece. The colors are lush enough to be on just the other side of realistic. The pieces are beautiful figural works that celebrate the feminine form and capabilities equally. The work even suggests, as the best visual studies do, that one informs the other.
Kole was born in Rome, Italy and today lives in the nearby town of Nemi. She has exhibited extensively in Rome, including an exhibition that she organized and produced herself. Exhibition Dates:
January 19, 2016 – February 9, 2016Reception:
Thursday January 21, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pmGallery Hours:
Tues-Sat 11-6Gallery Location:
530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New YorkEvent URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/KOLE.aspx … Featured Artists
Robert Lenz | Fahim Somani | Scott Forsyth | Frédéric Bruneau | Kyra Cowan | JR Rapier | Nancy McLean | Carmen Calvin | Filip Milosevic | KOLE | Sofya TsvetikovaAbout the Exhibition
Telling Many Stories: Plurality of Expression
In the exhibition Plurality of Expression
, eight artists draw from realism, surrealism, and complete abstraction to present exciting worlds of color, emotion, and passion. We see photographs alongside paintings, each of which tell a compelling story, each with deep emotional impact. Whether featuring figures, still lifes, surreal patterns, or landscapes, the artists have captured a distinct message in their composition, one that tells the impact of human life, interactions, and natural elements. Not only are the works passionate and expressive, they are undoubtedly extraordinary feats in aesthetic and color.
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