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Now on View: CAT Paintings by Agnes Bodor

AG Gallery is pleased to invite you to its current show by Agnes Bodor.
AG Gallery is now open everyday from 12 to 7PM. Please visit with a mask on and keep it on your face in the correct position at all times. It is required to stay 6ft away from each other, but you can of course get much closer to artwork!

Stay Safe and protect others, and enjoy art.
Agnes Bodor is a Seattle based painter who has been painting cats and landscapes in ink and watercolor for years. AG Gallery has been showing her cat paintings over 5 years, and we are pleased to showcase the entire collection AG Gallery currently holds from her. 
Each painting is playful and uniquely painted so that you can feel not only that her cats are lively, but you can feel the great joy of making art through her work. Many of her cat paintings are made from observation of her own cats that she lives with. As owners of her work say, they are all great pieces to decorate your wall where you see everyday. 

AG Gallery is currently working on uploading Bodor’s artwork to its online art gallery/store, meanwhile, please feel free to contact the gallery to inquire images of other work from her not in this newsletter, as well as inquiry for purchasing any cat paintings from Agnes Bodor.
Contact AG Gallery: natsumi@aboutglamour.net
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YOKAI NEIGHBORS: Extended!

YOKAI NEIGHBORS Exhibition is now extended!

Dear AG Gallery friends and art lovers,

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that AG Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, is finally back open to public, with a limited number of visitors of 4 at a time.

Our current business hours: Weekday 12-6PM, Weekend 12-7PM

As the exhibition Yokai Neighbors was unseen by our customers due to covid-19, we rescheduled the exhibition to be displayed at AG Gallery until August 31, 2020.

All artworks are available for purchase at gallery also some works are available at our gallery online store. If you did not see any piece at gallery online store, please contact natsumi@aboutglamour.net and we are happy to assist you for purchasing.

We look forward to see you again soon at AG Gallery.

 

Best Regards,

AG Gallery

 

 

 

 

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YOKAI NEIGHBORS SPOT LIGHT #3: Marcelo Gallegos & Tofu Kozo

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“Tofu-Kozo” by Marcelo Gallegos

Another stunning artwork from our current group show YOKAI NEIGHBORS. “Tofu-Kozo” by Marcelo Gallegos. Please check the past blog post for other artists and Yokai!

About the Yokai
Tofu-Kozo is a ghostly young boy dressed like a monk that walks around offering up its plate of tofu for people to eat … it apparently has a habit of licking the tofu it offers up.

Artwork detail:
Title: “Tofu Kozo”
Medium:Watercolor and Ink on paper
Size: 20cm x 20cm (unframed)
Made year: 2020
Artwork is available at AG Gallery, please contact natsumi@aboutglamour.net for inquiry.

ABOUT ARTIST

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Marcelo Gallegos is a precocious, shapeshifting sorcerer. Gallegos’s works are described as dark rituals which subvert the patriarchy, upset the status quo, and entrap viewers in a phantasmagorical un-reality of the sacred, the profane, and the grotesque.

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YOKAI NEIGHBORS SPOT LIGHT #2: Lili Chin & 9 Yokai

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Nine original Yokai print from Los Angeles based artist Lili Chin, currently exhibited for “Yokai Neighbors” Group Exhibition and available for purchase at AG Gallery.

All Prints from Lili Chin will soon be available at our gallery online store, and this blog post will be updated with link to each work very soon! Meanwhile, please enjoy learning about each Yokai and the artist.

All prints are available for purchase, (framed or unframed) please contact: natsumi@aboutglamour.net for purchase.

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Installation view at AG Gallery from Yokai Neighbors

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Installation view at AG Gallery from Yokai Neighbors

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Installation view at AG Gallery from Yokai Neighbors

 

ABOUT 9 YOKAI From Lili Chin

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Okka

Okka
Okka is a little red blobby yokai’s name, it is a babytalk version of obake. He’s a bit of a mystery because there are no stories about him, but he’s a regular participant in the Hyakki Yagyō, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, in scrolls and other artwork.

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Modern Yokai: Futakuchi Onna

Modern Yokai: Futakuchi Onna
Futakuchi Onna looks exactly like a normal woman – until she reveals the second mouth on the back of her head. It is always voraciously hungry, and Futakuchi Onna have left many a dining companion gaping too – at the size of the bill.

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Tsukumogami

Tsukumogami
Tsukumo-gami is about very old objects that may acquire a spirit and come to life, becoming yokai called tsukumogami. The Hyakki Yagyō, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, always includes many tsukumogami – tools, musical instruments, household goods, and kitchen implements, perhaps now even modern ones like this rice cooker.

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Nurikabe

Nurikabe
Nurikabe is an invisible wall that appears late at night and blocks your way. It’s impossible to climb over or go around it. Normally this is troublesome, but manga author and yokai professor Shigeru Mizuki said that during World War II, a nurikabe stopped him from walking off a cliff in the jungle and saved his life. Some tales say that it will vanish if you wave or tap a stick near its base. (No word on what happens if you let your pug pee on it, but it’s worth a try.)

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Modern Yokai: Kapp

Modern Yokai: Kapp
Kappa lives in rivers and have a appetite for cucumbers and an obsession with a magical ball that’s said to exist inside the human colon. Nowadays when development has made so many rivers uninhabitable, urban kappa may lurk at gyms and spas. If your companion in the hot tub has an odd, moist depression on the top of his head, beware – it may be a kappa!

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Dodomeki

Dodomeki
Dodomeki are young women with long arms who had a habit of stealing money. They are punished by being transformed into a monster with hundreds of tiny bird’s eyes sprouting from its arms. It’s like a mark of their crime, because there was once a copper coin with a hole in the center that was nicknamed “bird’s eye.”

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Modern Yokai: Tōfu-kozō

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Modern Yokai: Tōfu-kozō

Modern Yokai: Tōfu-kozō
If you see a young fellow wandering the streets – or the supermarket aisles – with a plate of tofu, don’t take a sample! Tōfu-kozō may tell you it’s all natural, so it must be safe, right? Don’t be fooled – so are cobra venom, hemlock, and anthrax, and it’ll kill you just the same.

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Modern Yokai: Nekomata

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Modern Yokai: Nekomata

Modern Yokai: Nekomata
In the past, demon cats called Nekomata awoke the dead and reanimated corpses by jumping over their heads. These days they use rhythm, baby, rhythm!

 

ABOUT ARTIST

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Lili Chin is a Los Angeles-based digital artist from Malaysia and Australia. Chin is best known as co-creator of the hit masked-wrestling inspired animated series “Mucha Lucha” for Warner Bros (2000’s), and for her globally-popular dog illustrations and animal behavior infographics. Chin’s author debut – an illustrated gift book on reading dog body language – will be published in October 2020. When she is not working on commissions for her clients, she enjoys drawing other creatures, hanging out with her senior Boston Terrier, and playing modern board games. As a Yokai Parade collaborator, Chin designs yokai for art prints and original pins.

 

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Yokai Neighbors Spot Light #1: Székely Beáta & Kamikiri

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Székely Beáta

Székely Beáta is known as ‘Birdy’ to her collectors, lives and works in Budapest, Hungary, where she earned her degree in painting, in the Hungarian University of Art in 2013. Beáta is a painter and a jeweller, and has had multiple exhibitions in Hungary, India, China, Finland, Italy and Romania and has works at private collectors world wide. She recently started to paint ‘little demon’ miniature paintings, whimsical household spirits, meant to be guardian mascots for your home. Beáta is often inspired by antique art and cultural traditions of supernatural creatures, as well as the lovable spirit of everyday objects and simple joys in life.

Artwork detail:
Title: “Kamikiri”
Medium: Oil on Canvas, Framed
Size: 4.4″ x 5.7″ (unframed)
Made year: 2020
Please contact natsumi@aboutglamour.net for inquiry for this piece.

About The Yokai “Kamikiri”
“This little yokai is called the Kamikiri, the hair cutter, a mischievous hair thief demon who appears out of nowhere and loves to snap off locks of people’s hair unexpectedly. I read somewhere that these creature sometimes cut the hair of young women before their wedding day, to prevent the marriage from happening! But don’t worry, they only do it, if the bride is about the marry a bad person!” -Székely Beáta

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