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Florent Poussineau | Contemporary Sapiens

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FLORENT POUSSINEAU
“CONTEMPORARY SAPIENS”

September 7, 2019 ~ September 30, 2019

AG Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibition “Contemporary Sapiens” byFlorent Poussineau. We are extremely delighted to have Poussineau at AG Gallery for his first solo exhibition in New York City, and to present his latest oil paintings on playful yet could be controversal/challenging mediums including sugarpaste, translucent paper, and porcelain. Please join us for the  opening reception at AG Gallery on this Saturday September 7, 6-8PM. Artist will be present at the opening reception.

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Contemplation, Wolf, 2019, Wood, porcelain and oil paint, 12 x 12 inch

ABOUT ARTIST
Florent Poussineau is a contemporary artist based in France. Poussineau’s works are about relationships between people (individuals and also as a society) and food (and the food industry). Poussineau works mainly in performance, video, installation, and painting. In this exhibition we present Poussineau’s latest oil paintings of wild sapiens on ceramic and other landscapes made by himself. Poussineau create works from questions about the relation that we all have with food in the society. He especially focused on the western society’s food culture because it is where he was born and raised, and especially France, as he is based in today. Poussineau uses food both as a fine material, close to a piece of art, elite, and as a repulsive and disgusting element. Through food He play, prioritize, provoke contradictory feelings and reproduce in a certain way particular behavioral patterns present in our consumer society.

As Poussineau himself also mentions, having partnerships with professionals in the food industry is essential in his work. It questions the status of the artist / craftsman, gastronomic territory and knowhow. From an early age Poussineau was able to have apprenticeship with professionals in the food industry, including his father who is a pastry chef, and for many years his father has been one of  main teachers of Poussineau.

Food has been occupying our major daily actions; hunting, cultivating, harvesting, preparing, sharing, cleaning, and consuming, and so on. Besides the past enormous development of the science and technology and the improvement of mass productions and changing of our diet or that cooking at home has became not essential activity in some culture, food remains as a significant dominant part of our culture and it will always be. Looking at the food through Poussineau’s work is another way to experience consuming, discovering, and questioning of our food culture, and ourselves.

“The evolution of human thought has led him to suppress his enemies and to increase his dominant position in his territory. He has colonized the entire planet and is now in overpopulation. With his heritage passed down for generations, he has the conscience, the knowledge, the technology and the communication. He lives in society, in urban or rural environments and generally in shared dwellings. His diet consists of food wrapped in plastic and harvested in what is called supermarket. Fruits and vegetables, preparations made from cereals, dairy products and also meat. Where do these foods come from, how are they produced, what is livestock traceability? Individuals belonging to a relatively new species no longer wish to know it, and no longer wish to do so on their own. This is the situation of contemporary sapiens in 2019.” -Florent Poussineau 2019

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Contemplation, Goat, 2019, Wood, translucent paper and oil paint, 12 x 12 inch

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Contemplation, Moose, 2019, Wood, sugarpaste and oil paint, 12 x 12 inch

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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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