Upcoming 7 Artists Show: Midsummer Stunner

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AG Gallery is pleased to present a group of 7 artists who are artists working in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Exhibition On View: Saturday August 24, 2019 ~ Saturday August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday August 25, 6-8PM

 

        ARTISTS      
A.Revo
Adam Kalar
Daphane Love
Hannah Hill
John McFadden
Nina Khoury
Skylar Gerken

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ZENYU YANO | “44 STRANGE ______”

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Zenyu Yano “44 STRANGE _____”

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3, 6-8PM
EXHIBITION ON VIEW:August 3 – August 8, 2019

AG Gallery is pleased to present “44 Strange ___” by Zenyu Yano.
Zenyu is Japan based visual artist working on line drawing and photography. Exhibition will open on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Zenyu started his current line drawing in 2000, and since then he has been drawing with the style. His passion as a photographer is to take pieces of quotidian moments that catch his attantion and make him wonder and many people can relate to. In this show, Zenyu presents his original photography and Illustrations in one installation.
“44 Strange___” will be his first exhibition in USA, and the title indicates that in this show there are 44 something that the artist found somewhat strange in his everyday life. Please join us for the opening reception on August 3 from 6-8PM and meet the artist.

 

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REBORN | MIKI KATAGIRI

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REBORN by MIKI KATAGIRI

May 4, 2019 ~ June 2, 2019                                            Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6-8PM

AG Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibition “Reborn” by Brooklyn based hat artist Miki Katagiri. The Exhibition, Reborn, introduces her creations with various topics from different periods of time. Katagiri and the curator worked together to install Katagiri’s topical hats in a random order in the gallery space so that the new meanings and connections appear in the installation. All the visitors are welcomed and given freedom to find their own unique connections between the each topical hats. The exhibition is opening on May 4, 2019 and it will be on view through Sunday, June 2, 2019. Please join us for the opening reception and meet the artist on Saturday, May 4, 6-8PM.

Miki Katagiri lives and works in New York since 1989. Miki Katagiri has over 18 years of designing and making topical hats. The subjects that she creates works about are environment, nature, politics, and the universe. They may seem separate subjects but are all connected in real life and in her work. Her work has been presented in galleries in New York, New Jersey in the United States, and Tokyo in Japan.
After many years of working with a renowned hat designer, Patricia Underwood, Katagiri is now giving workshops in her studio in Williamsburg, and taking custom orders.

Imagine how everything is interconnected,
Take care to be nicer to each other….
Nothing is eternal, everything passes.
Itʼs a person’s choice how to spend life.
“Clean the cup (which is full) and put clear water in the cup.”
Hope refreshes us to restart again,
Reborn

–Miki Katagiri

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AG Gallery will host a live jazz music at next Second Friday Gallery Walk Night on May 10, 2019. We will invite the New York based jazz Band of Yoshiki Miura. The event is free and the live performance will be around 6pm to 8pm.

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Ken Brown & Victor-John Villanueva

AG Gallery is now showing silkscreen prints by Ken Brown and perler beads mosaic album covers by Victor John Villanueva. AG Gallery is open everyday from 12 – 8pm in March. There will be changes for Gallery Hours in April and it will be informed in ending of March.

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Interview with Artist: AGNES BODOR

 

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Interview with Artist: AGNES BODOR

Hello Agnes, Thank you so much for joining the Interview with Artist” series for our gallery blog. We are excited to have a chance to introduce you as an artist more deeply to our gallery visitors and collectors through this interview. I would love to ask you 7 questions about you and your art. Let’s start the first interview for 2019, shall we?

1.Please tell us a little bit about your background.
I am from Hungary. I learned painting in an art specialized high school in Budapest, but after that I went to an university and became a biologist and I received my PhD in neurobiology. Currently I am working at the Allen Institute for Brain Science as a neuroanatomist and using mostly an electron microscope for my work. On weekends and for my free time, I try to paint as much as possible.

2.Please describe your practice with a few words.
My favorite media are watercolor and ink. I like modern art when it is connected to real things, but I don’t have any preference in subject for what I paint, I like portrait, landscapes, still life, cats, basically anything. My method of painting is to allow the media to act by their nature, under my control. I like experimenting with new paints and papers and the ways I am working with them.

3.Who were your earliest influencers of famous artists or creators?
My drawing teacher in my highschool definitely had the biggest influence on me, his name was Zoltan Kiss.
Beside him, I have so many favorite artists that I only can list the tiny fraction of: many modern Chinese artists like Wu Guanzhong, Liu Kuo-Sung and Qi Baishi, the best portrait painter ever Lucian Freud, the great watercolorists John Singer Sargent, John Marin and the Hungarian Endre Penovac. As a mind of a painter, I feel Picasso very close to me. Overall, I like when artists capture the essence of their object.

4. Do you think your childhood inspires your artwork?
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
I do not get the inspiration from my childhood, or from inside. Rather it comes from outside, from the things I see, like the movement of cats, the light on their fur, a landscape, or face of a person. 
Because of that, I only can work, or at least the ideal way is to see the object of my inspiration during painting, in the case of cats at least a photo, since they are not tend to be a good sitter.

5.What generally inspire or influence you to create your work?
The visible world that I observe with my eyes; the light, the colors, the movements, the beauty of things, but I try to simplify them and concentrate the essence in my work.

6.What does your art mean to you?
Making is the best time in a day for me. I can forget about everything when I am creating work. The finished works are constantly occupying my thoughts because I putting them on my wall and looking them a lot and I am attached to them. I think it is the time when I am half consciously learning from my finished works, and in my mind I am starting to prepare for the next adventure.

7. Do you have any message to visitors for this exhibition?
Please Enjoy!

Thank you for reading the interview. The work of Agnes Bodor is on view until Thursday March 14, 2019. We look forward to have you at AG Gallery.

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