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SES week 2 “The Moon & the Sun” Kanae Ito Solo Show & Live Music Performance



The theme of this exhibition is a story of “The Moon & The Sun”.

The moon and the sun releases its own kind of light.

Based on the picture book Kanae Ito had written in her twenties,

a singer-songwriter, Akiko Segawa provided the music that plays along with the story.

Having been inspired by Akiko’s music, Kanae has further developed the story on a

piece of cloth.

“The Moon & the Sun” is the work that grew and matured over the decade.

Small live performances by Akiko Segawa will be held at the gallery.
Furthermore, we are pleased to invite a special guest, Hiroya Tsukamoto,
an active guitarist who is based in NY, to perform his guitar on Sunday, 21st of July.

Please enjoy Kanae Ito’s original world of Sewing Drawing with Music, and some fresh breeze from Japan.


Date & Time: Friday, July 19 – Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00pm ~ 8:00pm

(Except for; the 19th opens at 14:00 ~ , 25th closes at 18:00)

Special live performance:

With Akiko Segawa (Afternoons of July 19,20,23, and 24)

With Akiko Segawa & Hiroya Tsukamoto (Evening of July 21)


Find out more about Kanae Ito’s biography and works, visit her facebook page.

Kanae Ito Works (https://www.facebook.com/KanaeItoWorks)

Artist Statement

~Sewing Drawing with Music~

Every intriguing thing that is born to this world stands on well contemplated concepts and aspirations. When we find these, its significance grows even more.

Yet, none of us spends our day paying close attention to these qualities.
What comes straight into our heart is simply the power that doesn’t require any words.

Music inspires me.

Songs, dances, and the sound of instruments…. The energy arising from the bottom of their bodies enfold me with tenderness, strength, and sometimes even sadness.

Let me be with music.
Let me create what echoes like music.

Kanae Ito

Born in 1973
She studied environmental design at Chiba University in Japan.
After graduation, she worked for a furniture company and at an upholstery.
While upholstering furniture and working as a designer’s assistant, Kanae started creating small interior accessories with recycled leather. She then began to create the items on a sewing machine.

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“Indoor Still Life”

Shigeharu Ozaki Solo Exhibition

On view from September 1 through 7, 2012

Sigeharu Ozaki, the artist of WEEK 4 exhibition “Indoor Still Life”, has a long career as a painter currently live and work in Tokyo. He is well known as his “KAKIE” which is a drawing technique to put design directly on fabrics of clothing by brushes with dye compounds and pigments. On this exhibition, we’ll show you his latest oil painting work series.

Installation view…


Shigeharu Ozaki

born in Japan in 1941

After graduating from the Department of Painting, Musashino Art University, went to Paris.
Following the return to Japan, lived in Kyoto for 10 years.
Currently lives and works in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

Held many exhibitions in Tokyo, Paris, Hamburg, and New York.
The Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition
Exposition “France-Japon” Salon Comparaisons
“Memorandum of KAKIE”
“Historical Overview of KAKIE”
“Kyoto-Indépendants: An overview of all the exhibitions (2+31)”

The annual gallery event “SUMMER EXHIBITION SERIES 2012” is on view now through September 7. AG Gallery opens everyday from 12pm to 8pm during the show period.


Chiharu Aizawa
AG Gallery/About Glamour
chiharu {at} aboutglamour {dot} net

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New Exhibition by Rachelle Tolwin

March 31 – April 29, 2012
Opening Reception: March 31, 6 – 9PM

For Immediate Release

AG Gallery/About Glamour in Williamsburg is pleased to present a solo exhibition, “One Hundred Days of Winter,” by Rachelle Tolwin. All the works are from her project in this winter which is the document of  her daily creation process on a mountain days.

Rachelle Tolwin’s tumblr blog description reads: “this will be my first winter living on a mountain in the Catskill mountain state park. I plan to document each day of the winter with art that I made that day. Some days may be really cold. Some days there may be no internet access. I will still make something regardless of the conditions and post it when I am connected to the world-wide web and all of you.”

Rachelle moved to a remote area of the Catskill Mountains with her husband, Chaim, last Summer from Brooklyn. She looked to the Winter as a time to reflect and focus on art and decided to start http://www.onehundreddaysofwinter.tumblr.com. Her daily artwork chronicles this time through playful, introspective work clearly inspired by her new surroundings and connection with nature. Most of the work in one hundred days of winter is on paper, with gouache, watercolor and collage. There are a few photographs that help situate her setting. The title of the show may suggest images of snow and a white landscape, but these types of images do not dominate the show. One reason may be there was not as much snow as expected this year. Most of the works are colorful and reflect the inward and outward journey Rachelle experienced.  The work in this show presents a mystical, whimsical landscape that Rachelle lives in or imagines.

Rachelle Tolwin

Rachelle Tolwin lives and works in Sundown, NY, a small hamlet in the Catskill Mountains. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and her BS from New York University. She enjoys making imagined landscapes on paper and has shown her work nationally and internationally. Her work can be viewed at rachellecohen.com.

The opening reception for “One Hundred Days of Winter” will be held on Saturday, March 31 at AG Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Check details about Opening Reception at Facebook event page.

Chiharu Aizawa
AG Gallery/About Glamour

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Maureen Shields Solo Exhibition

September 2 – October 30, 2011
Opening Night: Friday, September 2, 6 – 9 PM

Curated by Chiharu Aizawa

AG Gallery/About Glamour in Williamsburg is pleased to present a solo exhibition by a unique collage artist, Maureen Shields. We exhibited one of her signature media of artworks, collages on wood panels and on vintage dish plates on this show.

The intent of her work is twofold. First, she hopes to initially attract and ideally seduce, as well as engage the viewer with surface, color, and beautiful and interesting objects. The tone of her work is often at first glance innocent and cheerful. Second, what follows this initial reception of a playful, nearly saccharine veneer is a deeper invitation into a strangely constructed world. The viewer is caught between a delight in the fantastic and a sense of unease or menace. The animal motifs she employs in the work, often times emphasizes the idea of the animal kingdom rather than actual wildlife. Her art works to balance between the whimsical, the grotesque, and the commonplace. She hopes to skew perspective and she seeks to reintroduce the strangeness and complexity associated with childhood without projecting directly onto the specific.

her works on our silent auction.

Maureen Shields
Born in San Gabriel, CA.
2004 MFA at New York University
2000 BFA at California State University

She lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Her successful eight solo exhibitions were held in California and New York through 1994 to 2011. Her artworks also made appearance in various group exhibitions, mainly held in California. Her signature artworks are colleges on different materials such as wood panels and vintage plates.

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The Anti-Glasswork Art 2011 in New York

Takao Sakata Solo Exhibition

August 19 – 24, 2011

kukai no hotori

AG Gallery/About Glamour is pleased to announce that we are having a solo exhibition by Takao Sakata, Japan based glass-work artist, “The Anti-Glasswork Art 2011 in New York” from August 19th through 24th, as a part of the Summer Exhibition Series of Japanese Artists 2011.

“When we look at the glass-work art in these days, I can only see weak, cheap, and flatter works. They are called “modem grass art” or “the world grass art” and seen as if they are the real art. Glass artisans without strong belief and knowledge and the lack of outstanding glass-work art critics obstruct making progress of the art. The substantial of art is to express nature, society and human beings through clear sense and technic. It means the attribute of glass material doesn’t produce any arts. Marcel Duchamp, a French artist, signed that people in this century has been blind completely to the art. It is also the severe criticism to the modern glass art. ” —Takao Sakata

Takao Sakata
Live and work in Shiga, Japan
Graduated from Tokyo Glass Art Institute

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