Category Archives: Reception

Up Coming Exhibition: BOOKWORM by Molly Egan

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BOOKWORM

Molly Egan Solo Exhibition

May 6, 2017 ~ May 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6  6-8PM

We are proud to announce our new exhibition “BOOKWORM”, book art by Molly Egan opening on Saturday, May 6th.

Molly Egan is a Philadelphia based painter and illustrator who is known for her pop and colorful drawings and paintings on book pages. Flatness in art is now extremely trendy and somewhat still futuristic expression form in the contemporary art scene, but with the similar flatness, Egan’s work has rather 70s and 80s feeling to it.

Egan’s use of bright colors and large, fun shapes might be what first catches your eye about her work, but it’s her attention to detail and uniqueness of character that really makes them pop. She works in, and even sometimes mixes between, many different mediums, from paint and print, to collage and even pottery and sculpture. Many of the works in Egan’s portfolio are pages from her sketchbook; painted entirely from one corner to the other. However, the sketchbooks Egan uses are not always the accustomed plain paper sketchbooks, but actual regular book-books–with the words still printed on them–as well, which adds an extra texture and collage effect to these pieces. How rare! Egan’s works are an absolute delight. A fruity, tchotchke laden world that we would love to be a part of.

While it is difficult to display an entire collection of her work as they are on book pages, it is our challenge on printing pages out as various sized fine giclee prints, and display so our visitors can see the multiple pieces at one sight. The prints are displayed along with the original book which you can flip through.

Please join at the opening reception and meet her bookworms this coming Saturday, May 6th.

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Roses on a Winter Day by Sascha Mallon

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Roses on a Winter Day

by Sascha Mallon

February 26, 2017 – March 12, 2017 
Opening reception: Sunday, February 26, 6-8pm

AG Gallery proudly presents Roses on a Winter Day, a solo exhibition by artist Sascha Mallon. Please join us at the opening reception of this sensual exhibition on Sunday February 26, and meet the artist. 

About Exhibition
Roses in this exhibition are a metaphor for the ambivalence of love. Sascha challenges expressing her personal feelings, emotions, and memories about and around love using her narrative drawings and writings which together she calls “visual poems”. In her work, roses appears not as symbol or metaphor of subjective beauty, but as if it is a very sensitive and personal part of herself. Love happens and grows inside and out outside our mind and this show is about the importance of the both side of love. How much can an individual lover put out and share her personal love out of her comfort? How much can we understand and how will we receive, analyze, or simply feel them from her work? Those might be some of her and our challenges, questions, and joys in this exhibition.

~Message From The Artist About Roses on a Winter Day~
Roses represent the mixture between beauty and also the pain that comes with too much attachment to people. It is attachment, not true love, when there is pain.
Winter represents the absence of love. The beauty of roses reminds me of the beauty of the heart. Flowers are vulnerable and the roses usually sleep in the winter. Coldness represents the busy life where people don’t have time for each other, or it can be the absence of love for other reasons. The roses sleep until there is spring again. Love comes in cycles. As love is one of the central things, I like to think about roses on a winter day seems to be the perfect title. I think in live all is about love, or what we think love is. It is about the love we feel, the love we think we don’t get, or the love we are not able to give. I think everything is about love, because when we truly love we are happy and kind to each other and then the roses even bloom in the winter.

About Artist
Sascha Mallon is a Brooklyn based visual artist who also works as a hospital artist-in-residence at a cancer center doing art with the patients.

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Miotsukushi | AYA KAKEDA

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Miotsukushi

Exhibition On View: October 8 – November 4, 2016
Opening Reception: October 8  6-8PM

 Coming soon to AG Gallery,  we are pleased to announce “Miotsukushi”, a solo exhibition by Aya Kakeda.
MIOTSUKUSHI
Pronounced as “Mi-O-Tsu-Ku-Shi” in Japanese, it means signs indicating the route for ferries and ships.
When a harbor is opened in an area, such as the mouth of a river, there are shallow areas because of the deposition of sediment. This presents a high risk of becoming stranded and for many sailing in those locations is not possible.  Mio-tsukushi are signs which  navigate boats to routes (areas called “Mio”) where water depth is deeper for the boats to sail safely. “Mio-tsukushi” signs are installed side-by-side at the boundary between the place “Mio” and the shallow areas. In this way, they show the route.
“Miotsukushi are ancient Japanese signs which are built in the river or sea near the land. They are built in dangerous areas and direct ships to sail safely and avoid grounding.
For this exhibition I created creatures that lives in between the safe and dangerous world that lays beneath the Miotsukushi. This is the first exhibition in NY for which I focused mostly on sculptures.” – Aya Kakeda
ABOUT ARTIST
Aya Kakeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  Now she draws and creates imaginative worlds in Brooklyn, NY. She has produced art for books, products, magazines, posters, and store installations from clients all over the world.
Her work was presented by NIKE, Delta, Disney Hyperion Books, KidRobot, The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, Runners World, Nickelodeon, Noggin TV, Plan Sponsors Magazine, Men’s Journal, Roger la Borde, Macy’s, and HongKong Mega Mall.
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Valentine’s Exhibition|SPRING FEVER by Ward Yoshimoto

Coming soon… this Saturday,

SPRING FEVER by Ward Yoshimoto

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 30, 6-8PM*
Exhibition On View: January 30 – February 14, 2016

*Make sure to visit AG Gallery this Saturday 6-8PM, and meet the artist at the reception!


WORKS ON VIEW
Ward’s Valentines Project, which is one of his many long-term projects that perhaps, is his most personal. Every year, for well over 20 years, he has been making a Valentine sculpture which is a gift to his wife. In this show we focus on Ward’s Valentine’s, a collection of digital photographic prints of his original artworks that have been given to his wife for the over two decades.
ABOUT ARTIST
Ward Yoshimoto has lived and worked in New York for the past thirty years as a commercial photographer and fine artist. Born and raised in Los Angeles he attended CSU Dominguez Hills in 1980 as a design and studio major, and then in 1985 received his BFA in photography from The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. In 1999 he received his MFA in sculpture from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn. Since moving to New York in 1985, he has continued to explore issues about art, photography, sculpture, the digital world, and the human condition; these among others are some of his concerns. He has shown both nationally and internationally and is currently preparing for his exhibition at BRIC, “Up For Debate” this winter in Brooklyn, NY.

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Tonight: Exhibition Opening Reception -MET YOU- by Chen Dongfan

Chen Dongfan X+!=Thinking about the Unthinkable Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 2014

Chen Dongfan
X+!=Thinking about the Unthinkable
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 2014

-Tonight  Exhibition Opening Reception-

Chen Dongfan’s Solo Exhibition 

MET YOU

Exhibition On View: April 10 – April 26, 2015

Opening Reception: *Friday, April 10, 6 – 8 pm

*Artist will be present at the reception on April 10.

Met You, a solo exhibition by Chen Dongfan, is finally revealed at AG Gallery, tomorrow on Friday, April 10th. AG Gallery presents his 21 latest works. While he has successfully achieved acknowledgement in Hangzhou, China, this solo exhibition will be the first time to show his work in the U.S.

Chen Dongfan (born in 1982, Shandong Province, China) is a contemporary artist based in Hangzhou, China and also in NY, U.S. starting early this year 2015. After graduating the China Academy of Art in 2008, he has been presenting his work in several exhibitions mainly in Hangzhou, China, including his last solo exhibition, Only One Day Exhibition, at Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, China. He is known for his abstract acrylic paintings in large-scale; however, he has also been working on installation and video and other mediums. From the initiate stage as an artist, Chen has been cooperating his sense in abstract composition of figurative bright and vivid colors to describe issues and subjects that he encounters as an individual being who lives in a fast-paced society in his work.

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