Scenes From The Reception

With my cousin Jim May

With my cousin Jim May

FOR THOSE OF YOU who expressed interest but were unable to attend, here are a few scenes from last night’s opening reception for “The Essence of Abstraction,” a group exhibition now to March 25 at Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, New York.

It was a great evening of art and conversation with a lively crowd, including some hardy souls who made the trek down from New England. Many thanks to all for the kind wishes.

Left to right: Perfect Fit (36x48), Canal (16x20), and Wheels In Motion (36x48), oil on canvas

Left to right: Perfect Fit (36×48), Canal (16×20), and Wheels In Motion (36×48), oil on canvas

Photographs by Bar Lois Weeks.

Agora Gallery March 6, 2014Agora Gallery March 6, 2014

Agora Gallery March 6, 2014

With Agora Gallery Director Angela Di Bello and Assistant Director Sabrina Gilbertson.

With Agora Gallery Director Angela Di Bello and Assistant Director Sabrina Gilbertson.

Flower district, West 28th Street, New York, NY (Bar Lois Weeks)

Flower district, West 28th Street, New York, New York

WE STAYED in the nearby flower district.

Orchids I (Bar Lois Weeks)

Orchids I

Orchids II (Bar Lois Weeks)

Orchids II

Daffodils and tulips (Bar Lois Weeks)

Daffodils and tulips

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18 comments

  1. It looked like a wonderful reception, Russell, and I so enjoyed the photographs that you have posted! Lovely to have stayed in the flower district. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you so much Elena! It was a fabulous evening. I know that you would have been there if you could have, and I felt you were there in spirit. As always, I appreciate your support.

  2. Russell, you look perfectly at home in a gallery setting. Your work is stunning and we only wish that we could have joined you on this special evening. Michael and Jana

    1. Thank you Michael and Jana! It would have been great to see you there, but I understand, and I hope we can meet soon so I can tell you all about it. I appreciate the warm wishes.

    1. Thank you Betsy! I certainly love to paint, and I am motivated to get better at it. The reception was wonderful and the show helps, and I am looking forward to what the future may bring.

  3. Congratulations, Russell, on your opening at Agora! I deeply wish I could have been there to support you and celebrate the great occasion with you. Unfortunately, I’m still recovering from my shoulder surgery and need to stay pretty close to home in Wallingford with Velma. I look forward to getting together for breakfast with you once I return to Greenfield on April 8th. Much love, Larry

    1. Thank you Larry! Thursday was great, if a little overwhelming at times. I hope that your recovery is going well, and to see you in April. We will have a lot to catch up on.

  4. Russell,

    Congratulations on your New York debut. It’s looks like a great scene.

    I know there are lots of galleries in the city, but so few people have work good enough to hang on a gallery wall in New York. What a compliment and tribute to your work and your talent. You’ve always been one to follow your passion and your muse – I admire you so much for that – and I’m very happy that it’s being recognized.

    All the best,
    Jim

    1. Thank you for the kind and thoughtful words, Jim. They mean a lot coming from you, Jim, since our respect is mutual. I am looking forward to visiting Joanne and you in your new abode, and I hope it is working out well. Let’s pick a date!

  5. Exciting to see your photos in a New York gallery setting – congratulations! The Flower district was just the perfect place to stay to get away from the winter doldrums – I love Bar’s explosive photo of the tulips and daffodils – it has the same energy as your paintings ! Hope our paths cross sometime this year – C-ville would welcome you!

    Best from cousin,
    Joyce

    1. Thank you Joyce! It was a wonderful evening and its warmth lingers on in the form of notes like yours. I am just trying to take it all in and enjoy the moment, even as I pick up my paintbrush again. Seeing the other artwork and meeting the other artists was highly stimulating, and I feel even more energized to keep working at getting better and learning more. I would love to come for a visit, and we should think about some good dates. In the meantime, I hope you are well!

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