NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle artist Aaron C. Stone will display his work in the exhibition "Realms of Figuration" at Agora Gallery in New York City.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and will remain on view until Tuesday, Oct. 7. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Often taking people as his subjects, Stone conjures a dual portrait in these works, articulating both the essence of a person and his experience of them. Stone is not satisfied with merely capturing a physical likeness; instead, he strives to communicate his subjects’ spirits.
Working with a broad, bright color palette, he paints in a style akin to that of German Expressionist Egon Schiele.
Like Schiele’s, these figures are sinewy and strong. Beginning each of his works with a sketch, Stone allows his compositions to take form fluidly, working through intuition and instinct. “I enjoy the process of evolving my emotions through my art, which results in creating movement in each piece,” he explains. Within each of his works is a conflux of feelings, a vivid picture of the human condition.
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