Metamorphosis: Oppositions and Evolutions has just opened at the Agora Gallery in New York City. The exhibit runs through December 2. The group exhibition features the works of 16 artists, including Laura Colantonio.
Born in Rome, Colantonio studied drawing and painting at Rome University of Fine Arts and further developed her skills in London and the Middle East. Colantonio cites the birth of her children as the inspiration for her work. Their questions about all aspects of life required her to reflect and explore the many looming questions of inquisitive young minds. This is revealed in both vibrant and subtle use of colors with often striking divisions as though revealing in color and shape a question and response.
The sixteen artists featured present dynamic and often opposing points of view in their diverse bodies of work. Ancient and modern, the widely varying works in this exhibition are a series of thoughtful contrasts. Through painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media, Metamorphosis employs a multitude of visual languages, where despite their differences, the resulting harmony is rooted in the central theme of diverse artistic concepts. Admission is free. The Agora Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street in New York City.