AG Gallery is pleased to announce “RATS RECONSIDERED,” Erica Linnemann’s second and largest solo exhibition, is opening on Monday, September 19, 2022. This collection of over 80 original drawings, of varying sizes and presented in rare vintage frames, will be exhibited in the gallery space downstairs along with the gallery window space.
“RATS RECONSIDERED” is a tribute to Bruce Nauman’s 1988 piece titled, “I LEARNED HELPLESSNESS FROM RATS.” This exhibition begs onlookers to delicately ruminate on the City’s loathsome, formidable, underground cohabitants and concede to man’s parallels with such vermin. Erica Linnemann is a Brooklyn-based line illustrator whose characters embody some of the tender, embarrassing, turgid and uncomfortable intimations of urban existence. Please contact the staff with purchase inquiries.
Erica Linnemann is an illustrator based in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Her work attempts to render, both gently and satirically, some of the routine, yet unspoken, labors of urban existence, at times unveiling feelings of bruised resolve, disarming chagrin and unquenched desperation. The brute, turbulent quality of one drawing might provoke troubling musings, while the unapologetic simplicity of another churns the comforts of ignorance.
Nature’s Optimists March 5, 2022 ~ April 30, 2022 Opening on Saturday, March 5, 2022
AG Gallery is pleased to announce the new exhibition “Nature’s Optimists” is opening on Saturday, March 5, 2022. This is a group exhibition focused on artists around the world creating amazing Linocut art. Artists included in this exhibition: Brian Reedy, Nicole Spillane, Liz Hughes, Sarah Drummond, Fiona Black, and Valdis Baškirovs. This is an exhibition where we selected artists from around the world, with wild animals in their shared interest. Please visit AG Gallery and enjoy their stunning linocut works in person. More details will be added soon!
*AG Gallery is currently open everyday 12-7pm. Face masks are still required.
List of Artists Brian Reedy Fiona Black Liz Hughes Nicole Spillane Valdis Baškirovs Sarah Drummond
AG Gallery is pleased to announce that its 10th annual group show, Art In Boxes X this year again, opening on Saturday, December 5th, 2020. Although it has been an especially challenging year for galleries to curate an exhibition with international artists, we are proud to keep this group exhibition for 10 years this year. We have some wonderful selected artists joining this show with various artworks, sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and more.
“ART IN BOXES X” ARTISTS 2020
Special Artists with “Art in Boxes”
Damien Olsen Suitcase Dollhouse (David Tynan & Marisa Martin) Miguel Pang Ly Marcelo Gallegos Leslie Lew Natsumi Goldfish
Other Artists participating with Art Outside Boxes
Agnes Bodor (Cat Paintings & Prints) Lili Chin (Yokai Art Prints) Aaron Piland (Space Art Prints) Hanako Sakashita (Mashiko Pottery) Dick Richard Vincent (Original Illustration Prints & Greeting Cards) BBPP Ink (Original Silkscreen Prints & Books, Greeting Cards) Robbie Guertin ( Original Illustration Prints) Sayoko Kojima (Handmade Face Masks & Earrings) Ken Brown (Original Silkscreen Prints & Wrapping Paper) Nathalie Goulet (Handmade Natural Stone Jewelries) Maria Montiel (Handmade painted accessories)
Due to slow down of international shipments, some artists will join after the opening date. Please visit a few times to see new artworks as this show will go on until the end of January 2021. It has been long time requests from our visitors and collectors to exhibit artwork that are literally “Art in Boxes”, so here we are, from this year we decided to introduce artists making artwork in boxes. We hope you enjoy different artists “Art in Boxes” along with other artworks.
Due to the Covid-19, there will be no opening reception party for gallery exhibitions in 2020, but the gallery is open daily from noon to 7pm.
Art In boxes originally started with a concept of artwork as one of a kind unique gifts for this winter holiday season.
Celebrating and forwarding this annual group exhibition marking its 10 years, we decided to showcase artists who are working in artworks in boxes.
With the global pandemic, AG Gallery is strictly following the city regulation and trying to maintain our guests and staff’s health and safety. Guests are limited to 4 customers at a time, when there are 4 guests inside, others are asked to line and wait outside. When visiting, wearing a mask at all times is required inside the gallery and store. Please keep 6ft distance from other visitors also.
We are thank you for the mindful actions of our guests.
The last exhibition “Contemporary Sapiens” by Florent Poussineau was extended until October 13, 2019 and successfully closed. We had many visitors over the last weekend. Thank you so much for all of you who visited the gallery for the exhibition.
After this exhibition, AG Gallery will be temporary closed for construction/renovation work. We are expecting to reopen the door in late October or early November, with a solo exhibition of Aaron Piland. The opening date of the exhibition will be announced as soon as the construction work is done.
Aaron Piland is a portland based artist and illustrator who blurs the line between mind and matter. For the past 12 years he has been one half of an art project called APAK Studio, a collaborative art project with Ayumi Kajikawa based in Portland Oregon. They create rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living harmoniously in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals. APAK Prints are also available at AG Gallery.
Now, Aaron Piland is starting his own solo project. “Stardust for Breakfast” will be a series of prints and originals translating his thoughts and feelings into color and form, like an astronaut exploring the cosmos, he rides in a ship of the imagination exploring the mysterious inner dimensions of emptiness and form, visiting abstract landscapes that melt into the vastness of space on an epic search to bring back hidden treasures and ancient memories lost in the cosmic debris of time and space.
Their paintings have been shown in galleries and museums in Hawaii, New York, LA, Seattle, Portland, Europe, Australia, Japan, San Francisco, and Portland.