WILTON, Conn. -- Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Sarah Elyse Granetz, a Wilton born artist.
The exhibition, "Pathway to Abstraction," opens June 14 and runs through July 5 with an opening reception on June 16, from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Granetz describes her work on her website: "The human form is viscerally present and mysteriously enigmatic in Sarah Elyse Granetz’s paintings. Using intense colors and dynamic lines that combine rough intensity with calligraphic delicacy, the artist creates images that bring the contours of the body into focus while also turning those contours into iconic patterns. For the artist, making these paintings became an act of self-recognition and transformation."
“With color and canvas,” she said, “I abstracted what I had become into prints, impressions of this person I did not know.”
Often placing the paint directly onto her skin, and then pressing her skin against the canvas, Granetz gives her canvases a sense of immediacy and urgency, bringing her emotions and thoughts into direct contact with the viewer.
Granetz currently lives and works in New York City.
For more information on Granetz, click here .
The gallery is at 530 West 25th St., Chelsea, N.Y.