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Saba artist Heleen Cornet takes on the Big Apple

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Dutch Carribean artist, Heleen Cornet in Mélange of Milieu. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 1 through November 21, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, November 8, 2012 from 6-8 pm.

The Elfin Forest 2012
Watercolor on Canvas
34″ x 46″

Dutch-born artist Heleen Cornet subverts many typically Dutch conventions: she paints with watercolors rather than oils; prefers to paint on canvas rather than paper; and takes inspiration from the environment, the flora and fauna that surrounds her.

Since 1974 Cornet has lived in the Caribbean, where the lush cloud-draped rainforest has become the subject of choice in her bold and surreal landscapes. She recently received an award for innovation in watercolor at the International Triennial of  Caribbean Art, and it’s not hard to see why: she wields the normally diffuse pigments with uncharacteristic intensity while maintaining their watery texture. The deep, dark purples, oranges, browns, greens and blues that give many of her paintings structure are as saturated as oil paints yet maintain the flowing gradients of watercolour paints. The resulting expressionistic forestscapes, almost like Henri Mattisse with a neon palette, practically explode with life and color. Cornet’s precise lines and flowing hues lend her tropical landscapes stunning vitality.

Exhibition Dates: November 1st, 2012 – November 21, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m. Event URL:

The Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It 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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery 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 international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews.

Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, 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.

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