BANGKOK, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Singha Park, a social enterprise project of Thailand's Singha Corp., is supporting an exhibition of metal sculptures by Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong at the prestigious Agora Gallery, as part of a project to help Thai artists gain recognition in New York.
The exhibition "Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition" will open on May 20, 2016 and run until June 9, 2016. It will be the first solo exhibition by a Thai artist at Agora Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of New York's famous Chelsea art district.
"Singha recognizes the value of Banjerd's work", says Singha Park Managing Director Pongrat Luangthamrongcharoen. "We are excited about this partnership and we plan to do this yearly. Our goal is to introduce outstanding Thai artists to the global art scene."
Established in 1933, Singha Corp, Thailand's first and largest beer maker, has been an ardent supporter of the arts and artists for a number of years through awards and grants. Its sponsorship of this exhibition entails funding the transport of the heavy works of art to New York.
This exhibition marks the start of a program to conduct an annual search for new Thai talents. Under the "Thai Art on the World Stage with Singha Park" project, Singha is working with Agora Gallery to give outstanding Thai artists the opportunity to enter the global art market by exhibiting in New York.
This year's artist Banjerd Lekkong, produces very unique metal sculptures. Born in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand's northeastern region, Banjerd now resides in in Bangkok. He was initially trained as an architect and has also worked as an interior designer. His intricate and lively compositions, all unique pieces, often represent Hindu gods, such as Ganesha, and mythical figures which are integral parts of the culture of the dominantly Buddhist Thailand.
"We are delighted with Banjerd's unique iron and steel sculpture", says Angela Di Bello, director of Agora Gallery. "I feel that his original stylistic expression with a focus on billowing lines that express strength, movement and emotional tenor will resonate well with our audience."
Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition
May 20 - June 9, 2016 with a reception to be held on May 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
CONTACT: Mr. Trachoo Kanchanasatitya, +662-6592000
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