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YOKAI NEIGHBORS

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Dear AG Gallery’s loyal Customers and all art lovers,
Thank you so much for staying in touch with us by keeping your contact in our mailing list. We truly hope that every one of you are safe from the novel COVID-19 and staying home as much as you can right now.

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that our upcoming group exhibition “YOKAI NEIGHBORS” is opening as scheduled on April 4, 2020. *The gallery however is temporarily closed and there will be no opening reception party.
It is our first exhibition in which we attempt to introduce species of Yokai as thing that are not just scary supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons, but things that live and exist very close to us in our everyday lives. By knowing them deeper through this exhibition they can enrich parts of your everyday life like doing housework, cooking, cleaning, going for a walk, doing trash because according to Japanese folklore there are various Yokai in this world existing almost everywhere we go.

It has been a big challenge for all of us for these past weeks. We hope that by opening the exhibition and sharing new art with you, it will bring you some joy and we hope we can contribute to cheer up our community, instead of cancelling the whole show.

Due to New York governor’s order relating to global spread of the novel covid-19, AG Gallery and all other galleries and non essential businesses in NYC have been ordered to close until further notice. AG Gallery will reopen when the city removes the restriction.

The group exhibition “Yokai Neighbors” was originally scheduled to be on view April 4, 2020 ~ May 17, 2020, but in order to give enough time and chance for the artists and our customers, we have decided to extend the exhibition period. AG Gallery will keep the upcoming exhibition open as scheduled, and the exhibition will be extended (the date will be TBA). Therefore, following exhibitions scheduled for 2020 will also be pushed back and they will be rescheduled as well.

While gallery is closed, AG Gallery will try to enrich the online materials of the exhibition and available work information on our website and SNS including our Instagram (@AGGalleryBrooklyn) more than usual, so you can experience some part of exhibition from home, so please make sure to go check them out.

List of Artists
Marcelo Gallegos
Ayako Ishiguro
Anri Mike
Lili Chin
Yokai Parade
Norico Chua
Takuya Kinoshita
Brian Richardson
Székely Beáta ‘Birdy’ of MBJ

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ART IN BOXES 2019|Winter Group Exhibition

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Holiday Grouop Show|ART IN BOXES 2019

December 7, 2019 ~ January 31, 2020
Opening Reception: December 7 (Sat.) 6-8PM

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that the winter/holiday group exhibition “Art In Boxes 2019” (A.I.B.) is opening on December 7, 2019. A.I.B. is an annual group exhibition of 15 to 30 artists which each year our curator selects local and international artists for a concept of each work to be one of a kind unique art gifts. This year, we have wonderful artists joined from Japan, England, Canada, Thailand, Spain, and from USA artists from Portland, Washington D.C., as well as New York City.

Artworks includes: Sculptures, paintings, wearable paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, pottery, and handmade jewelries and accessories. Artworks in this show are carefully selected so that visitors can find something new and different from the neighbor art scene based on our curator’s daily observation of galleries and art fairs in NYC.

This exhibition is unique that the buyer can bring back the artwork with them boxed or wrapped in a gift wrapping on site, without waiting for the ending of the show. More artwork will be added to she show.

Please join us for opening reception on Saturday, December 7, 6-8PM and meet some of the artists in this show.

AIB 2019 Participating Artists

Adam Velarde, Agnes Bodor, Fil OK, pinkpill design, Florent Poussineau, Miguel Pang, Miki Katagiri, Robbie Guertin, Kamonchanok Phon-ngam, Aaron Piland, Hanako Sakashita, Michiko Shimada, Frank Parga, Richard Vincent, BB&PP INC., Nathalie Goulet, Mamaru, APAK, Ken Brown, Maria Montiel, Victor Victor-John Villanueva, and more.

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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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