Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays!!!
Thank you for being such an important part of our 2013.
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
 
"Zest" 1,020 rolled rice paper, 2007, 47" x 110" x 5"
Courtesy of Katsura Okada


 
A.I.R. Gallery will be closed
December 23 through January 1 for winter break,
reopening January 2, 2014. 
 
A.I.R. Gallery
Street Address: 111 Front Street #228
Mailing Address: 55 Washington Street #228
Brooklyn NY 11201
212.255.6651
www.airgallery.org 


 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A.I.R. Gallery December Exhibitions

You are invited to see
A.I.R. Gallery December exhibitions.
And you can see Okada's New Painting
will be exhibited in the
Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show!
Please come to the Opening reception,
Thursday, December 5, 6-9pm. 
 
 
A.I.R. Gallery Presents:
Generations IX, Linda Kuehne, and Ephemeral 
 
December 5, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-9pm

Paddy Johnson Prize:
Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00pm



 
 Gallery I: 
Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show!
A biennial benefit exhibition of art made by women.
 
The Generations series was started in 1997 as a fundraising exhibition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of A.I.R. Gallery. Since then it has continued biannually. This year, Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show! showcases over two hundred distinguished as well as emerging artists from cities such as New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, as well as countries such as Korea and Italy.  
  
For a full press release, please CLICK HERE.
 


 
Gallery II:
Linda Kuehne
Suburban Landscapes: The Architecture of Nowhere
 
Kuehne re-interprets the landscape through a contemporary lens, exploring the sublime as it does, or doesn't exist today. She photographs mundane objects juxtaposed against the landscape, combining the literal with the suggestive and abstract. Her work frequently contains geometric shapes, stark forms, swaths of color that divorce the images from the illusory depth perspective one usually associates with photography, rendering her ideas and concerns in an almost painterly, metaphoric way. 
 
For a full press release, please CLICK HERE
 


 
Gallery III:
Liz Biddle, Nancy Lasar and Ann Sgarlata
Ephemeral

Ephemeral includes paintings, mixed media and prints from three accomplished women artists - Liz Biddle, Ann Sgarlata and Nancy Lasar. While these artists' works are similar in their portrayal of the transient nature of life, the moods they create and the media they employ are vastly different. The works of these three artists have been exhibited in museums and galleries both in the U.S. and abroad.  They are also represented in prestigious public and private collections.  
For a full press release, please CLICK HERE. 
 

 
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A.I.R. programs and exhibitions are made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the NY State Council on the Arts, JP Morgan Chase through a re-grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as generous support from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Bernheim Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, Elizabeth A. Sackler, The Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, and many generous individual donors.
 
 
GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sun, 11AM - 6PM
Subway Directions: F Train to York Street, A/C to High Street   
    
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Jacqueline Ferrante at 212.255.6651, info@airgallery.org or visit www.airgallery.org       
 
 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A review for Okada's solo show in New York 2012

 
 




Check this out! An article of Okada's solo exhibition at A.I.R.gallery in January 2012 is out as paper and digital magazine in Italy and worldwide.
For larger image click on HERE and
you can open the Summary page, and then click page 10
"EXTRA-ORDINARY 10 Katsura Okada, artist".




Saturday, September 28, 2013

A.I.R. Gallery October Exhibitions

A.I.R. Gallery October Exhibitions
October 3 - 27, 2013

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6 - 9pm

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Gallery I: 
Luisa Sartori
Time and Shadows

Time and Shadows is a collection of time-sequenced images of shadows. The digital images in the exhibition are printed on prepared paper and reworked with liquid media and oil paint. The resulting images, while clearly photographic, acquire a painterly quality in the process.
While pointing at the passing of time, shadows also open the way to a deeper reflection on the nature of time itself. They hold an elusive ambiguous nature, which is the very essence of transience and change. They dance around "fixed" objects and fan them out into multiple images that open up the possibility of different points of view and different narratives. It is this moving through, and interacting with different narratives, that actually offers a chance to redefine time as a personal/interior space.

For a full press release, please CLICK HERE.
 
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Gallery II:
Nancy Storrow
Understory
 
The drawings in Nancy Storrow's exhibition Understory are interior works, based on images of the exterior world. The ink drawings and larger abstract pastel drawings describe Storrow's intimate conversation with nature. These linear abstrations recall the color, texture, and light across the land. There is a sense of unresolved motion, a shimmering of forms and shapes. Storrow considers this new series of drawings to be landscape self-portraits, reflecting her interest in the incremental changes that occur over time.
 
For a full press release, please CLICK HERE
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Gallery III:
Phyllis Ewen
TERRAIN

Phyllis Ewen presents sculptural drawings that explore the fast-changing phenomenon of global warming, highlighting the effects of rising waters and parched earth. Ewen builds three-dimensional topographies through layering, altering and reshaping archival paper, adding paint to create transformed land and seascapes. Each piece consists of scanned maps, charts, and digitally printed photographs. Handmade jigsaw fragments further articulate the three-dimensional surface and ripple throughout the compositions.

For a full press release, please CLICK HERE. 
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GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sun, 11AM - 6PM
Subway Directions: F Train to York Street, A/C to High Street   
    
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Jacqueline Ferrante at 212.255.6651, info@airgallery.org or visit www.airgallery.org       

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Wish You Were Here 12" at A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Benefit Postcard Show
 
We would like to thank you for your support in "Wish You Were Here 12".
Okada's piece was sold and displayed among the works of hundreds of national and international artists whose cards ranged widely in style, media, and themes. The sale of our work benefits the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists and other programs that serve our mission to advance the status of women in the arts.


Thank you again for your support and
Have a great Autumn New Art season!!


Detail of "Happy Birthday #09" for Wish You Were Here 12 at A.I.R. Gallery in July 2013
 
 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

4th MEBUKU Art Exhibtion in Japan

Over 250 people are visit and see the Mebuku Art exhibition each days in Miyagi, Japan.
Still it is opening only one day left before closing. All works will be some public collection in Sendai, Japan after the exhibit.
Thank you all who came to see and support.

 
"4th Mebuku Art Project Exhibition"
@Green Plaza in Sendai (Tohoku area), Miyagi, Japan
Date: 8/28/2013 - 9/1/2013
 
 
Installation view
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

4th Mebuku Art Exhibition in Sendai, Japan

Hope all are well.
Okada's works on paper was invited to exhibits in "4th Mebuku Art Project Exhibition" which supports the disaster in Tohoku, Japan (March 11, 2011). If you are in the area, please come to see the show and support Tohoku area. Thanks!

"4th Mebuku Art Project Exhibition"
 
@Aqua Hall at Green Plaza in Sendai (Tohoku area), Miyagi, Japan
 
Date: 8/28/2013 - 9/1/2013
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Kind Aesthetic Networking Event & An Evening of Original Poetry and Prose by Female Veterans

A.I.R. Gallery Presents:

Kind Aesthetic: 
Delve Networking
Thursday, July 11th, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Living Between the Lines: 
An Evening of Original Poetry and Prose by Female Veterans
Sunday, July 14th, 2013, 4:30 - 6:00pm

A.I.R. Gallery & Kind Aesthetic Host: DELVE Networking
Thursday, July 11th, from 7:00 - 9:00pm
 
This free event is part of a series of DELVE Networking events designed by Kind Aesthetic to gather artists, creatives, and arts professionals together in a relaxed environment to get to know each other outside of crowded gallery openings. Kind Aesthetic is a Brooklyn based arts consultancy focused on creating tailored services for artists and creative businesses. Each DELVE Networking event begins with talks given by outside speakers sharing their own unique path in the art world. At this specific event, A.I.R. Gallery has the honor of presenting talks by Matthew Deleget of MINUS SPACE, Laura Roumanos of United Phot Industries, and A.I.R. Gallery's own 2012-2013 Fellowship Artist, Shanti Grumbine.
 
For a full press release please clilck HERE. 
 A.I.R. Gallery & Shanti Grumbine Present: An Evening of Original Poetry and Prose by Female Veterans
Sunday, July 14th, from 4:30 - 6:00pm
 
For this special event, A.I.R. Fellow, Shanti Grumbine has partnered with Warrior Writers to create a supportive public space within the gallery where female veteran's voices and stories can be heard. In her exhibition, The Glittering Point, Grumbine removes text and image from The New York Times newspaper, poetically making space for marginalized narratives and voices.  The aim of this event is to temporarily fill that space and to help bridge the gap between civilians and veterans by using the gallery as a common ground where diverse truths and experiences can be witnessed and valued.
 
For a full press release please click HERE. 
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A.I.R.'s Fellowship Program for under-represented and emerging women artists is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the NY State Council on the Arts, JP Morgan Chase through a re-grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as generous support from the Bernheim Foundation, the Gifford Foundation, Elizabeth A. Sackler, the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, and many generous individual donors.
GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sun, 11AM - 6PM
Subway Directions: F Train to York Street, A/C to High Street   
    
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact the at 212.255.6651, info@airgallery.org or visit www.airgallery.org       

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wish You Were Here 12: A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Benefit

Wish You Were Here 12:

A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Benefit Postcard Show

Wish You Were Here 12 includes original works by more than 300 artists. The 4” x 6” artworks were created and donated by hundreds of national and international artists from as far away as Austria, Rwanda, Spain, and South Korea, as well as by A.I.R. Gallery artists. Each card is signed and dated, often with a message from the artist to the collector and are priced at $45.

The show runs from June 27-July 21. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11am-6pm.



Location

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 228
                             DUMBO, Brooklyn NY                            

Hours

Wed, Jul 03
11:00am - 6:00pm

Contact

(212) 255-6651
 
 
        
 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Have a beautiful summer!

Have a Nice weekends!
 
Japan is sill so beautiful.
 
Please visit Japan!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A.I.R. Gallery June - July Exhibitions

A.I.R. Gallery June - July Exhibitions
June 27 - July 21, 2013
Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6 - 8:30pm
 
Gallery I: 
Annika Erixan
Spacetime of One's Own
Using literary and scientific theory, this show addresses a woman's deepest need to create and her desire for the necessary time to do so. Inspired by Virginia Woolf's famous extended essay, A Room of One's Own, and Albert Einstein's space-time theory, Erixån's exhibit creates an artist's studio inside of the gallery. Taking Woolf's list of required conditions for creativity, including: freedom, money, and a room, Erixån filters these themes through the theory of space-time. In physics, this concept removes the separation between space and time, and envisions a compact universe with all three dimensions of space and a fourth dimension of time. This theory provides for a curved room, or in this case a studio, where everything happens at once. 
 
 Fellowship Gallery:
Shanti Grumbine
The Glittering Point
The Glittering Point refers to the phrase "glittering generalities," a mid-nineteenth century description of propaganda involving vague words or phrases used to evoke positive feelings rather than to convey information. Employing sensational imagery of war, sparkling luxury items, and political campaigns culled from The New York Times, this exhibition includes prints, paper-cuts, and drawings that explore the moment when symbols cease to direct, support, or explain logically, and instead provoke generalized sensations of the sublime.

Gallery III:

Wish You Were Here
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show 
The proceeds from this exhibition of postcard sized work benefit the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists, as well as other programs that serve our mission to advance women in the arts. Wish You Were Here 12 includes original works by more than 300 artists, including such notable artists as Harriet Shorr and Nancy Davison. The artworks were created and donated by hundreds of artists internationally, from as far away as Austria, Rwanda, Spain, and South Korea, as well as by the A.I.R. Gallery artists themselves. All 4" x 6" art works are priced at $45.
For a full press release click HERE.


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE • 111 FRONT ST, #228, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 • 212-255-6651•
GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sun, 11AM - 6PM
Subway Directions: F Train to York Street, A/C to High Street
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact at 212.255.6651, info@airgallery.org or visit www.airgallery.org  
 
 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Sunday everyone!

Just received lovely catalogs from Harper College.
Thanks for “Small Works exhibition”.
 



@Harper College 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Small Works - Installation view

36th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
March 25 - April 18, 2013
 
Thank you to all who came to see the exhibition!

Click here for more images
 
Installation view

 
 
 


@Harper College 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL
 
Images Courtesy of the artists
 
 


Small Works: Harper College

36th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
March 25 - April 18, 2013
Thank you to all who came to see the exhibition!
 
Please visit the link for more images:
 
Installation view
 
 
@Harper College 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL
Images courtesy of the artists
 
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

36th Annual Harper College National Juried Art Exhibition

Please come to see the exhibition including Okada's work!



Hours: Monday, March 25, 8:30 AM – Thursday, April 18, 4:30 PM
Where: Art Exhibition Space at Harper College in Palatine, IL.
Reception is planned for Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
 
Juror: Staci Boris, Chief Curator, Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois, will serve as the Small Works 2013 show juror. Previously, Boris served as Executive Director of Art Chicago. She also served as Senior Curator at Spertus Museum in Chicago from 2004 to 2009, where she curated the inaugural exhibition, The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation, and co-organized the exhibition A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, producing major publications for both.
Boris served for 12 years as a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, where she organized a series of noteworthy exhibitions including: the first U.S. retrospective of William Kentridge, the first survey of John Currin and the first solo museum show of Sarah Sze.
Ms. Boris holds an Master of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Harper College 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
 
 


36th Annual Harper National Juried Exhibition: Small Works

Welcome and Enjoy this Spring season!
Okada's work has been chosen for the 36th Annual Harper College National Juried Art Exhibition Featuring Small Works (All artwork must be no greater than 22 inches). The color catalog will publish and include an image and brief artist’s statement for each artist in the exhibition. If you all are in the area please come to see the exhibition. Thanks!
 
36th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
March 25 - April 18, 2013

Hours: Monday, March 25, 8:30 AM – Thursday, April 18, 4:30 PM
Where: Art Exhibition Space (Building C, Room C200) at Harper College in Palatine, IL.
Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Please visit the link: