Class of 1996

Invitation -Alumni Dominic Fondé at the Agora Gallery, NYC

I’m extremely pleased to be able to share the following invitation and information with you.

An invitation from Agora Gallery:

‘NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of The Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education (now Bucks New University) alumnus Dominic Fondé in Divergent Realities. The exhibition opens October 9th and will run until October 29th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, October 15th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist
British glass artist Dominic Fondé uses the process of drill engraving to explore the many narratives spun by both memory and emotional attachment surrounding the experiences of love, loss, trust, and forgiveness. These narratives are explored through image and also by the inscription of Fondé’s own original short stories and texts on glass surfaces. The engravings the artist creates are simple in scope yet stunningly beautiful. There is a haunting quality to the work, brought about by taut compositions, unexpected juxtapositions of images, and a strong dedication to detail. What results are works laden with meaning and unforgettable for those who encounter them. Above all, Fondé’s visual and textual stories aim to explore the emotional weight that objects have in our lives and how their sudden loss can be both dramatic and devastating. Fondé explains the significance of inanimate objects in our modern lives in simple but moving terms: “A glass can hold more than water and a vase more than flowers. They hold thoughts, feelings, and memories, too.”
Dominic Fondé currently lives and works in Kobe, Japan.

Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2015 – October 29, 2015
Reception: Thursday October 15, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Dominic_Fonde.aspx

For more information about attending or purchasing the work please contact gallery assistant Olga Ku via: olga@agora-gallery.com

A further note from the Bucks Alumni Service:
If you have a similar invitation to share with students or alumni please do contact us: Alumni@bucks.ac.uk

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