Opening Reception ~ Agora Gallery: June 16, 2016 6-8pm. Seven paintings from my Repression 2016 collection will be shown in a new exhibit, "Pathway to Abstraction", at Agora Gallery from June 14 - July 5, 2015. This will be Chris' first solo show in New York. Repression is a body of work which was completed in 2015. The initial inspiration for this collection was an exploration of the rebirth of shame and how its currency is used today. This is represented by the first painting “Shame”. As the painting progressed through each piece in the body of work, it became apparent that repressed individual definitions of shame were arising and would have a voice through the color and canvas. Joyce Asper said “[Chris'] art reflects a tactile experience thanks to a layered execution of bold strokes, hue and texture. Despite being abstract, her pieces seem familiar because they emit an energy rooted in unpredictability, just like life.” The opening reception will be held at 530 West 25th Street, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.