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Native New Rochelle Artist's Work Featured At New York's Agora Gallery

New Rochelle native Chris Brandell's work is part of the "Pathway to Abstraction" exhibit at the Agora Gallery in New York City. Photo Credit: Submitted
A painting by Chris Brandell. Photo Credit: Submitted

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — New Rochelle-born artist Chris Brandell's work is part of the "Pathway to Abstraction" exhibit at the Agora Gallery in New York City.

The exhibition continues through July 5, with a free opening reception scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, 530 W. 25th St.

Brandell lets her paints and their colors take the lead. Working with acrylics and oils on canvas, she puts her materials to expressive use in her multi-layered abstract paintings. Balancing drips, bold brush strokes and soft fields of color, she gives each image a strongly tactile quality. Brandell applies her paints with custom-made knives, trowels and brushes, allowing her to use a variety of effects to give her images surface textures and a strong impression of light, space, and movement. Brandell's use of color also plays a large role in the vitality of her paintings.

“Color vibrates in my head; I can hear it and feel it and see it everywhere,” she said.

Here is a link to Brandell's work at in the exhibit. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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