AG Gallery/About Glamour in Williamsburg is pleased to present an annual exhibition
series event by Japan based artists, “SUMMER EXHIBITION SERIES 2012 ” by over 10
emerging artists all from Japan.
This is the opening week, August 3 – 9, 2012, of whole series with three female artists
currently live and work in Japan, Naoko Saito, Shoko Kikuta, and Sui Anree.
AG Gallery/About Glamour have been trying to provide a platform in this cutting-edge environment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Japan based artists for expanding the opportunity to show their creative artworks to the audience outside of Japan.
1976 Born in Tokyo, Japan
2003 BFA Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Crafts
2005 MFA Tokyo University of the Arts, Conservation Craft Studio
She uses old/used paper as a main media of her work because it has a lot of memories
and history of life which is the most important theme of her work. At this time, her
newest collection of work is on view.
1984 Born in Kanagawa, Japan
2007 BFA Kyoto University of Art and Design
The concept of her work is influenced by Maitreya in Koryu-ji Temple. She is trying to
depict a holy space in which all emotions are neutralized, or the ideal figure of human
who accept everything as it is without receiving any influences and being under the
control of others.
Graduated from art school majoring in oil painting and printmaking, then she has been
working as an illustrator since 2005. Her work is mostly commission work for children
books and magazines.
Her work is influenced by “Memento-mori” which is a Latin phrase translated as
“Remember your mortality” or “Remember you will die”. We’ll see her expression
towards life and death, it’s beauty and complexity on this exhibition.
This Group Show by 3 Japanese Female on view through Thursday, August 9. Please stop in and enjoy the artwork anytime, we open everyday: noon to 8pm.
The annual gallery event “SUMMER EXHIBITION SERIES 2012” is now on view with the WEEK 1 exhibition, then three other exhibitions will open weekly till September 7. AG Gallery opens everyday from 12pm to 8pm during the show period.
AG Gallery/About Glamour