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ART in BOXES 2017

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Art In Boxes 2017

The 9th Annual Holiday Group Exhibition
Opening on November 27, 2017

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that this Art In Boxes 2017 is opening on Monday, November 27th. Art In Boxes (AIB) is our annual holiday group exhibition that features unique artworks from artists of various backgrounds around the world. Every year with AIB, we have been introducing over twenty artists to our Williamsburg locals and tourists. We have been offering various artworks in different artists, sizes, and prices, with a concept of one of a kind artwork for a gift to someone special.  This year makes its 9th exhibition, and we are extremely thankful for all your love and support to keep this exhibition happening for such a long period of time. This year also, we have over twenty-five artists in the exhibition with various artworks for your holiday gifts ideas including but not limited to paintings, drawings, etching prints, silkscreen prints, sculptures, and jewelries. Please be the early bird and find perfect artworks for your beloved partner, family, and friends.

List of Artists

Yen Yen Lo (Australia)/ Agnes Bodor (Washington, D.C.)/ Polly Shindler (NYC)/ Tamako Yoshii (Japan)/ You Jung Byun (NYC)/ Aya Kakeda (NYC)/ Victor-John Villanueva (NYC)/ Kyoko Imazu (Australia)/ Nathalie Goulet (Canada)/ Naoko Saito (Japan)/ Cat Rabbit (Australia)/ Richard Dick Vincent (UK)/ Maria Montiel (Spain)/ APAK (Portland)/ Philippa Rice (UK)/ Rica Tasaka (Japan)/ Mamaru (Japan) / Michiko Shimada (NYC)/ Hanako Sakashita (Japan)/ Naoko Saito (Japan)/ Frank Parga (NYC)/ Ken Brown (NYC)/ SAM (Japan)/ Hiromi Machida (Japan)/ Andrea Lauren (US)

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インターンシップ

AG Gallery では現在、新たにギャラリーインターンを数名募集しております。美術大学学生や将来ギャラリーや美術関係の職業に就きたい方には実際の画廊で経験を積んでいただける貴重な経験となるプログラムです。ご興味のある方は下記募集要項をご参照いただき、メールにてご応募ください。

Position Type
三ヶ月インターンシップ(無給)

Description
AG Gallery は2003年にブルックリン、ニューヨークにオープンしたアートギャラリーです。k地元と海外の作家の発掘、企画展示を中心に行っております。

勤務時間:

週1〜2回、各4時間ほどと、展示会オープニングレセプション当日とその準備作業日。展示会の予定によって変更あり、面接時に要御相談。

業務内容:

まずは個々の得意分野を生かしながら、後半は新しいことにも取り組んでいただきます。ギャラリーディレクター、キュレーター、ギャラリーアシスタントのサポートが基本業務です。ブックキーピング、展示会準備、オープニングレセプション準備、作家のアシスタント、フライヤーディストリビューション、グラフィックデザイン関連、サインボード情報更新、SNS関連など。

Attributes
• アートへの興味関心のある方
• 日本の現代アートやアーティストに興味がある方
• 三ヶ月インターンシップの継続が可能な方
• 日本語または英語でのコミュニケーションが可能な方
• 基本的なコミュニケーション(挨拶やメール返信など)ができる方
• アート作品の扱いに慣れているまたは経験がある方優遇、経験がない方でもアートに愛情や熱意がある方はサポートいたします。
• 時間制限や繊細な作品を取り扱うプレッシャーの中でも責任を持って作業を行える方

インターンシップへのご応募はこちらのメールアドレスまでお願いいたします。メール必須記載事項名前、電話番号、志望動機、現在のビザステータス(アメリカ国籍でない方)お持ちの方は履歴書(日本語・英語可)、 info@aboutglamour.net
お電話でのご応募は受付致しかねます。

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Rica TASAKA | Embroidered NY

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Rica TASAKA

Embroidered NY

On View: August 18, 2017 ~ August 24, 2017

AG Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition with artist Rica TASAKA “Embroidered NY”, openng on August 18, 2017.

Rica TASAKA is a Japanese artist who explores washi as an art medium like oil paints and clay. Tasaka’s works are made completely with only embroider and Washi-paper collage. Tasaka collects images from around the world. Based on snapshots pictures she shot in cities she visited she creates her washi-art. Tasaka explores everyday subjects in her work that make us rediscover joys and happiness that lives in small parts of our daily life in a specific location of the world.

In this exhibition Tasaka created NYC landscape series using pictures and sketches of her visit to NYC last year as inspirations. We suggest gallery visitors to get extra closer to artworks this time, and see the details. They look like illustrations at a first sight but actually collaged paper and stitchings that make those “snapshot-like” pictures.

Exhibition is on view through August 24th, 2017. Please visit the gallery and enjoy how NYC was like to a visiting artist, you may discover something similar or different from what you know.

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Statement and Message from Artist

 I was born and raised in the bustling, food-centered city of Osaka, Japan in 1974.
 I spent my childhood creating unique works of art using everyday items I found around the house. Later in life, I entered the Life Design Department at the Kyoto Saga University of Arts.
 While at the university, I designed furniture and various other household goods. After graduating in 1995, I worked at a company as an interior designer.
 During that time I started working on my own art and in the process found traditional Japanese washi paper which totally changed my work. Washi paper has special textures that I can’t express using just paint. The texture and the hand-torn edges of the paper absorb and dissipate the ink in a way that makes each piece unique. I also embroider directly on the washi paper to give my work a three-dimensional texture and a visual rhythm as a single piece of art based on everyday life.
 I resigned from my company in 2000 and became a freelance illustrator. I did illustrations in various media, as I actively worked on creating solo exhibitions. In 2015, I held my first public exhibition at the Karuizawa New Art Museum in Nagano. Then I had my first exhibit in Brooklyn, New York.

 Coming to New York in 2017, greatly expanded my experience and style. The overwhelming energy of the city exhibited in its food, people, and lively culture caused me to explore a sense of movement and irregularity in my art. This has added power in addition to the sense of healing which was present in my previous work.

 I hope that whoever sees my art feels like they have made a small discovery in their lives and it causes them to smile. That’s what keeps me going as an artist.

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Current Installation by Takao SAKATA

Now showing at AG Gallery: an installation by Japanese glass-sculptor artist Takao Sakata. This exhibition makes his 7th exhibition at AG Gallery. Sakata considers himself a unique glass work artist in Japan. For his exhibitions at AG Gallery, he has been challenging the norms that other glass-sculptors follow to sell their glass art, or to be accepted as good glass-sculptors. This year as well he presents his work with a strong passion to breakthrough the conventionality of current “glass art”, as well as challenge the audience with a theme that non-american people may avoid speaking up about, or that people in America might be offended by if an outsider were to speak up about it.

Please make sure to visit AG Gallery to be a part of the audience for his installation. The “Love and Tears of Donald Trump” by Takao Sakata is on view until August 17th.

TAKAO SAKATA
Lives/works in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Graduated From Tokyo Glass Art Institute

If you have any inquires about artworks, artists, and our gallery space,
please feel free to contact us at: natsumi@aboutglamour.net

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Takao SAKATA | Love and Tears of Donald Trump

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Takao SAKATA

Love and Tears of Donald Trump

AG Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition “Love and Tears of Donald Trump” by Takao SAKATA. Sakata is a glass sculptor who has been exhibiting at AG Gallery in every summer as a Japanese Artist at the Summer Exhibition Series which weekly we introduce various Japanese artists working in Japan. As an international contemporary art gallery, AG Gallery has been holding this annal weekly exhibition series with our aim to always be the eye opener, discovering and introducing new and interesting art, by accepting different backgrounds, races, ideas, beliefs, personal styles, and other difference artists embrace as well as what artists encounter and try to express in their creation. We look forward to your visiting, and truely hope you will enjoy this year’s Summer Exhibition Series.

A Note from Takao SAKATA

Once an artist said “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” – Leo Tolstoy. I would like to continue fighting as an artist in Japan until the last day of my life, by creating, exhibiting, and presenting my work at AG Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC. The title for this year’s exhibition is “Love and Tears of Donald Trump”.

“There are ways of love and sorrow for each person, and so for Mr. Donald Trump. There is Mr. Trump’s way of loving and sorrow, and it is a chaos that can not be stepped in because there are areas that no one other than God can understand. There is a paradox that the present justice could be evil in the future generations. Today’s evil could become justice in the future generations. It seems to me that a person with such mysterious, undetermined charm is Mr. Trump. Rather than making Mr. Trump only an object of ridicule, I would like to examine the current society called America, and the person named Donald Trump, through the lens of artist. “

 

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