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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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Pick Up: Homare, Sam and more

AG Gallery proudly presents recently joined artists from Japan, HOMARE with his collection of works titled “Phenomenon of Love”, and SAM with her picture book of a curios hedgehog.

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 HOMARE (b. 1989, Japan) Live and Work in Aichi, Japan.

He has been participating exhibitions at many region in Japan since 2005. This is his very first appearance outside of Japan.

“We are full and perfect from before birth. We know everything. Everything is one and united. The world is filled with happiness and love.” – HOMARE

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 SAM (b.1985, Japan) Live and Work in Kyoto, Japan.

CoLoR” is her first picture book published in October 2013. It’s a story about a hedgehog which curious about colors other people have but he doesn’t. It tells us there are tons of different answers for a single question and various ways to live.

Picture book “CoLoR” available for purchase at AG Gallery limited time only.

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One of the most favorite ceramic pottery artists at our space, Hanako Sakashita who live and work in Mashiko, Japan, just sent us her latest works. Only limited number of works available.

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AG Gallery continuously add more works and new artists. Come in and check them out at our space.

We open 7 days a week, Noon to 8ish

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