Now On View: Wonderground

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Déjeuner avec un chat, Oil on Canvas, Natsumi Goldfish

Wonderground

July 16 – August 5, 2016

 

AG Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition, “Wonderground”.

The exhibition and its title are inspired by cats in art that are sometimes depicted as wild, sometimes sweet, and sometime very humanlike by different artists. The title is also inspired by our unique underground gallery space.

“…Going down the rabbit hole (the spiral stairs in the middle of a store), you will get lost in a place where cats behave somewhat like human.

Featured artists: Kyoko Imazu, Naoko Saito,  Natsumi K Goldfish, BB&PP INC., and Andrea Lauren. This group exhibition is curated by the gallery director, Natsumi Kitano.

The exhibition is opening on Saturday, July 16, 2016. 

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Wind In Eyes | Hiromi Machida

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WIND IN EYES | Hiromi Machida

Exhibition On View: June 1 – June 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday June 4th  6-8PM

 

ABOUT EXHIBITION

Wind In Eyes is a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Hiromi Machida. Machida has been exhibiting her works in galleries in Tokyo, Japan, but this is the first exhibition she is holding in USA. This exhibition features her 54 original drawings and paintings of girls, which is the main subject in her work.

Most of her works are the portrait of girls, and they are drawn as if in fusion with the distinct Modigliani’s female portraits and with features of female characters in Japanese Modern and also Showa-period animation. Rather than femininity or sexuality, which are popular discussions in today’s art scene, her subjects of those portraits are social matters and problems. Using innocent looking girls as a symbol, she talks about social situations and problems, such as air pollution, which are surrounding her at the present moment. If we look closely at the eyes in these portraits, we will notice the world that has been projected into their eyes. Her unusual style of painting and line drawing with modified shapes of girls are what we believe to be one of the latest in contemporary art.

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Things Are Actually Not Falling Apart by Sirikul Pattachote

 

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Things Are Actually Not Falling Apart          Solo Exhibition by Sirikul Pattachote

Exhibition On View: May 16 – May 29, 2016                                                                          Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 17 | 6-8PM

In this exhibition we focus on finding peaceful unity within the laws of living a life through artist Sirikul Pattachote’s original watercolor paintings and drawings. Sirikul’s sensitive and delicately painted works are presented quietly, but the images of fresh living flowers and dying flowers in her works leave an intense visual impression.Through her still-life paintings of flowers that she picked for one of her closest lost family members and with her imagination, you will experience the meditative message, “things are actually not falling apart”.

Sirikul Pattachote is a Thailand-born New York artist who earned her BFA from Silipakorn University of Art and Design (Bangkok). Her artwork is inspired by nature, where she draws upon memories and the experiences of her surroundings in everyday life. The ephemeral quality of life and matter is a central theme in her work. Through her paintings, she attempts to record and preserve certain memories and impressions that highlight the potential good that lies in everyone and everything. Sirikul has exhibited extensively in Southeast Asia and New York.

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STRANGES LOOPS TONDOS by Marcus Pierce

Up Coming Exhibition

STRANGES LOOPS TONDOS by Marcus Pierce

Exhibition On View: May 3 – May 14 (~6pm), 2016

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About Artist

Marcus Pierce is a New York based artist Marcus Pierce has worked more than fifteen years creating both public and studio figurative art. He has been awarded grants from the Boise Department of Arts and History, Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Insight the Exhibition

In this exhibition we focus on the latest painting series by Marcus Pierce. He has been working on paradoxical paintings on circular canvas. His paintings’ paradoxical subjects and the canvas shapes make a unique balance or composition that we are not used to seeing in other artists paintings. In the exhibition, each painting is connected by the artist to another painting. His work may somewhat remind of you of the Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte.

“….. One of several reasons […why I am using the circular shape], is that despite these paintings being simple in appearance, I am using a conceptual structure that is paradoxical or that embodies circular seeming reasoning. The paintings are in relation to what cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter refers to as a Strange Loop, a recursive form that violates hierarchy, where as one perceives oneself as getting further and further from their starting point, he/she unexpectedly arrives at their starting point. […]” -Marcus Pierce

 

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Now On View: Silkscreen 1985

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The Dance Of The Maladroit Accountants

Silkscreen 1985

Original Silkscreen Prints by Ken Brown
On View: March 13 – March 31, 2016

AG Gallery is now showing Ken Brown’s 1985 silkscreen prints collection. The exhibition focuses on Ken Brown’s silkscreen prints most of which are made in the year 1985. The work is on view from Sunday March 13, 2016 – Thursday, March 31, 2016.

KEN BROWN (1944|Ohio USA), an American filmmaker, photographer, cartoonist, and designer, who has been a street photographer documenting mostly NYC almost for 40 years. Around 1985, he made archival silkscreen prints as one of his creative projects. Although the unique or peculiar prints still look timelessly joyful today, they are indeed made back in 1985, and that is the only period he produced large silkscreen prints. 

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Fries Swimming Upstream To Spawn by Ken Brown

 

 

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