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Art In Boxes 2016 -Annual Holiday Art Gift Show-

ART IN BOXES  2016

On View: December 1, 2016 ~ February 1, 2017

AG Gallery is proud to announce the coming back of its annual holiday art exhibition “Art In Boxes 2016”. Please visit AG Gallery and find a perfect original artwork for a gift to someone special. This is the only exhibition AG Gallery presents that you can take the work with you before the exhibition closing day. We wish you all a happy warm holiday.  We look forward to seeing you at the gallery enjoying this one of the largest group exhibitions with many talented exciting artists from AG Gallery.

 

What is ART in BOXES?
“ART in BOXES” is a large group exhibition which shows/sells one of a kind artworks for ideas of the holiday gifts at affordable prices. AG Gallery exhibits about a hundred of art pieces every year by more than 30 artists from all over the world. The curator selected small to large art pieces which would be great for the holiday gifts. Artworks that are included in this show are paintings, sculptures, prints, collages, artist books, ceramics, potteries, greeting cards and postcards, accessory and jewels and many more handmade pieces. This is the great opportunity for that if people are looking for extraordinary holiday gifts this year or would like to give something special to someone special.

 

Participating Artists:  Hiromi Machida, Rica Tasaka, Naoko Saito, Sascha Mallon, Kyoko Imazu, Fumiha Tanaka, Danielle Kroll, Philippa Rice, Cat & Rabbit, Sirikul Pattachote, Michiko Shimada, Frank Parga, Victor-John Villanueva, Hanako Sakashita, Naoko Yoshizawa, Aya Kakeda, Koji Honda, Maria Montiel, Ken Brown, Noriko Tatsumi, Michiko Shimada, Kat Imperial, Ashware, and more…

This group exhibition is specially curated for your holiday gifting ideas by the gallery director Natsumi Kitano.

 

GALERY HOLIDAY HOURS:

General AG Gallery Hours are noon to 8pm

Between 12/19 ~ 12/23, the gallery will open from 11am – 8pm

On 12/24,  the gallery is open from 11am~6pm.

AG Gallery is closed on Christmas day, December 25th.

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Artist Interview | Cat Rabbit

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After the exciting interview with Philippa Rice from our current exhibition “The Strange Hearts Club”, we are even more excited to introduce another interview with Cat Rabbit.

If you missed  our interview with Philippa, you can click HERE and visit the interview. Makes “The Strange Hearts Club” is on view through October 4th, 2016.

~Interview with Cat Rabbit.~

Q1- Please tell us a little bit about your background…

I first started making little plush toys for friends when I was studying at university. My interest in textiles grew from there and I began experimenting with embroidery and 3D felt techniques. I am now a full-time practicing textile artist, based in Melbourne, Australia. I make plush sculptural works of my imagined characters and the worlds they might live in. I also make books for Children and other fantastical artworks with my collaborator and good pal Isobel Knowles under the name Soft Stories.

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Q2 -What was the first work of art that you saw or experienced that you still remember today? 

I grew up in Tasmania, in a very small country town. Every week, my Mum used to take us to the Launceston Museum and I remember just staring for ages at the detailed dioramas of prehistoric animal habitats and dinosaur bones.

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Q3 -Who were your earliest influencers of famous artists or creators? 

Richard Scarry and Beatrix Potter have definitely been my longest serving inspirations! I have many old, battered copies of their books from my childhood that I refer back to over and over again. Their ability to create not only beautiful characters, but worlds for their characters to exist in, is something I strive for myself.

 

 

 

Q4 – Please tell us about your work… What do you make?

I make soft sculptures of my imagined characters using needle felt and 3D felting techniques.

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Q5 -What generally inspires or influences you to create your work?

I like to devise new characters all the time! I get an idea in my head or sketch something out and am not satisfied until I work it up into a 3D character.

Q6 -What is the main challenge for you when creating your work? 

I like my work to engage a wide audience, so there are elements that appeal to young children and also an older generation. My main objective when creating new work for exhibition is to incite feelings of comfort, joy and nostalgia – when I make a piece that encapsulates all of these elements, I am satisfied with the work!

 

Q7 -What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on a series of food related characters: a Croissant pâtissière, a Dango delivery person and a Egg headed egg farmer – I am increasingly fascinated by absurd characters made up of inanimate objects, like food, and I’m enjoying experimenting with new and weird themes.

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Q8 -What is your dream or goal as an artist in 3 years? 5 years? 

I am addicted to sewing new things, so if I’m still able to do that, then I’ll be happy ^_^

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Lastly, Do you have any message to visitors for this exhibition? 

Please enjoy these new characters that Philippa and I have made as part of the Strange Hearts Club! Online dating is a new world of crazy possibility that really fascinates me, and I wanted to explore what my characters would look like if they were plunged in to this world!

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-Please tell up what we should check out / should not miss in this exhibition. 

The Koala! I have wanted to make a koala for some time, and it’s one of my favorite new creations (particularly the Rilakkuma phone case).

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Untitled Animals 9.14 – 11.18.2012

AG Gallery/About Glamour in Williamsburg is pleased to present a group exhibition, “UNTITLED ANIMALS,” by emerging artists from all over the US, Jon Carling, Erin & Nicholas, and Zlatka Paneva. All the works in this exhibition have some connections with animals around us and those in our imaginary world.

Even before we understood that human is a member of Mammalia like other animals, or we knew “the classification of living things” which was initially done by Aristotle in BC, we have been living with other animals for a long time. As a farm animal, as a provision, as a means of transportation, as a worker, and as a friend, we live together with many kinds of animals every day.

Animals are treated as a perfectly eternal motif in the creation of art because they are the most closest mystery for us and we love them whether we want to or not. In this exhibition, all those three artists are working in different region and on absolutely different media though, have some kinds of sympathy to real and imaginary animals existing in this world.

Artists

Jon Carling

He is a bay area native, growing up in the once rural grassy hills of El Sobrante. He graduated in 2002 from Oakland’s CCA with a degree in illustration and still lives in Oakland, designing furniture and drawing pictures in his home studio.

“I really don’t limit myself to any particular subject matter or influence…I try and smash as many ideas into my work as possible…equally interpreting the way i saw life as a child and the way I see life today. Pen and ink is just what I have always done, its great because you don’t pay much for supplies, and you can do it in bed.” ~ Jon Carling

    

Erin & Nicholas

They started creating these prints on this exhibition as an outlet from our other jobs. This is a fun project that allows them to work together as a couple on a design project where we set all the guidelines. Each printed is printed on 100 lb archival paper with archival ink.

Zlatka Paneva

She is a professional artist and designer working in numerous media – paintings, drawings,illustrations, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry . In her art pieces, she always loves to twist ideas, forms or meanings of things. She would love to hope you will enjoy it as much as she love to create it. Her works are included museums and private collections in Europe, Japan and U.S. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria | MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. | Live and work in Los Angeles

“My art is a cocktail of reality, sources and imagination, infused with elegance and a sense of humor…  In my art, I always love to twist ideas, forms or meanings of things.” – Zlatka Paneva

The Exhibition “Untitled Animals” is on view through Friday, September 14 to Sunday, November 18, 2012. AG Gallery opens everyday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the show period.

* All the work available for purchase at affordable price.

Contact/Appointment:
Chiharu Aizawa
AG Gallery/About Glamour
chiharu [at] aboutglamour [dot] net
718.599.3044

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Sat: Noon to 10ish
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Questions? Please feel free to contact us at info [at] aboutglamour [dot] net.
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