FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
An Exhibition of Photographs by Anna Agoston November 6, – November 8, 2015 at Ovando Christopher Street
UNTITLED – A selection of Anna Agoston’s black-and-white macro photographs of living plant elements will be shown at Ovando NY from November 6 to November 8. There will be a reception on November 6, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The Artist will also be present on November 8, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Anna Agoston’s expressive, emotionally-charged photographs capture parts of plants that while often small, seemingly inconsequential, and even
unseen are nevertheless superbly unique. In one black and white photograph, a single ginkgo biloba leaf was magnified six times its original size, a departure from reality that reveals the beauty intrinsic to the leaf’s form. The photograph’s angle and composition accentuate the leaf’s sensuous feel. While the leaf’s mid-rib stretches along the image frame, its blade’s borders are free to flutter. Five photographs from the ongoing series, “Untitled,” will be on view, and copies of Anna’s self-published book, Untitled Vol.2, which features 50 photographs from the series’s 222 photographs, will also be on hand.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Anna studied architecture at the Ecole d’Architecture Paris Malaquais before moving to the United States. She earned the M.Arch.II degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she studied fine art photography, a life-long passion, under Professor Jim Dow of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and photographed her first series, “Dorm.” Since deciding to devote herself to fine art photography in October 2013, Anna has seen her work included in 14 juried group exhibitions in ten states; and she has received three international awards and been published online several times. Her work is now in the permanent collection at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, in Indiana; and her self- published books, Untitled Vol.1 and Untitled Vol.2, are on the shelves of the libraries of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), the Fine Art Library at the Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA), and the Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX). Anna is also a contributor to the Huffington Post Arts & Culture Blog. She lives and works in Brooklyn Heights.
OVANDO – Founded in 2003, Ovando is celebrated for its modern style that embraces sculptural designs, bright colors and seasonal flowers. Products and services include end-to-end concept, design, and production for fashion shows, weddings, corporate and social events, the daily delivery of flower arrangements, and weekly floral installations for corporate offices, hotels, restaurants and residential buildings. In 2012, Ovando added home fragrance to its portfolio with the launch of Recuerdos de Mexico and Souvenirs de Paris, two-luxury candle collections inspired by Sandra de Ovando’s youth. Ovando has four locations in the New York metropolitan area including a design studio, two Manhattan-based luxury boutiques, and a fabrication and production studio.
Ovando West Village is located at 91 Christopher street (between Bleecker & 7th Avenue). For more information, please contact 212.924.7873 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ovandony.com
Anna Agoston, 917-520-6790, email@example.com, www.annaagoston.com