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WENLU BAO “Blossoming Prison”


Artwork: Wenlu Bao “Plastic Nature”,
Mixed Media on Canvas, 2020

WENLU BAO

BLOSSOMING PRISON

July 31, 2021 (5pm)~ August 31, 2021

Opening Reception July 31, 2021 5~7PM (Artist will be present)

AG Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibition “Blossoming Prison” by Wenlu Bao is opening on Saturday July 31, 2021. Exhibition is on view in public at the gallery space and in the gallery show window. Exhibition features her original mixed-media work on Canvases. Please visit AG Gallery and see the exhibition in person.

ABOUT ARTIST

Wenlu Bao is a mixed-media artist based in Brooklyn. Wenlu’s work mainly concentrates on female inner crisis and disorder. The discovery of hidden contradictions under seemingly peaceful life awakens her and anger coming after that partially forms up her inspirations. She is a young artist, whose works have been exhibited around the US and China and also been featured by Dazed Beauty. A versatile system has been created based on her original pieces. Her website, wearable or portable creations all work together to narrate, which enables her to enter different aspects of the market. Wenlu received her MFA of Photographic and Electronic Media in Maryland Institute College of Art.

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“BLACK CATS” by Agnes Bodor

“Black Cats” by Agnes Bodor

July 10, 2021 ~ July 26, 2021

AG Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition Black Cats just opened at AG Gallery featuring black cat paintings by Agnes Bodor. Exhibition will be on view July 10, 2021 ~ July 26, 2021. The duration of this show is short as another exciting show will be following soon. So please visit AG Gallery sooner than later to enjoy this exhibition.

For those of you who cannot make it to the gallery, we will post pictures of the exhibition soon. Also artwork by Agnes Bodor will be added to your online gallery store shortly.

AG Gallery has Instagram too! Please follow @AGGalleryBrooklyn for more art!

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Happy Holidays & New Year from AG Gallery!

 

Dear Friends and Valued Customers of AG Gallery,

We would love to thank you so much for visiting and supporting AG Gallery and the artists throughout the year. We appreciate all your love, support, and interest in art, without every one of you, we are not able to present new artists and new exhibitions.

Our current holiday group exhibition, “Art In Boxes 2018” will be on view until January 6, 2019.  Please visit us if you have not already for the exhibition. We are always delighted to having you at AG Gallery.

Artwork images by Miguel Pang, currently on view at AG Gallery. Original paintings and some limited edition prints are available. 

We Wish You A Very Happy Holiday Season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

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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.

22-NY Days

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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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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