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Nov
7
to Nov 11

Taichi Hara " A Journey to the Tower"

TAICH HARA: “A JOURNEY TO THE TOWER”

  2018 NYC GRAND PRIZE WINNER CONTEST

       SOLO EXHIBITION--SIDE GALLERY

 Taichi Hara “ A Journey to the Tower

Taichi Hara “ A Journey to the Tower

Taichi Hara, a modern oil painter from Japan, recently won the grand prize at “The contest in New York” sponsored by NPO organization “Dessart.”  Its purpose is to introduce outstanding contemporary Japanese artists of Japan. Two hundred plus applicants applied, 42 artists we selected, and Taichi Hara was selected by the judges and visitors as the winner.

“A Journey To The Tower” is the theme to Hara’s first solo exhibition in NYC this November.  The same melancholy “rabbit” drawn on the “Legend” appears in each artwork and will guide you the the luxurious illusionary tour in your mind destined to the land of “Legend.”  His pieces beautifully display a full variety of artistic expressions, including uniquely designed characters, building, vehicles, and imaginary scenes. They are skillfully painted and thought provoking and cover many styles such as pop art, portraits, social satire, and pay homage to famous art masterpieces.

NOVEMBER 7th (Wed) -- NOVEMBER 11TH (SUN) 2018

 OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 7th (Wednesday) 6PM-8PM


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Oct
31
to Nov 4

Naoe Kawamura: ”From the Silk Road”

Autumn Exhibition ARTS & CRAFT GIFT SHOW

AUTUMN EXHIBITION AT ASHOK JAIN GALLERY

     ARTS & CRAFT GIFT SHOW

    

       OCTOBER 31ST (WED)  -- NOVEMBER 11TH (SUN) 2018

  

With the holiday season fast approaching, Ashok Jain Gallery is hosting an Arts & Craft Show featuring Japanese art, crafts, and gift items.  It is a returning exhibition in response to a hugely successful Zakka: Arts & Gift Show held last year.  In addition to the artworks of the three winners of the NYC summer exhibition, IKKA TAMURA, NAOTO OKUDA, AND KOSUKE MOTOHASHI, we will also have the DESSART award winner, SHIN MIYAHARA’S eco bag.


FEATURES ARTISTS:

Chikako Nunome / Fumiaki Asai / Hiromi Minami / Ichigo Nohara / Ikka Tamura /

Isshiki KuniiJunko Onobori / Kazuhiro Nagafusa / Kinuko Nunokawa / Kiyokazu Ito /

Koharu / Kosuke Motohashi Madoka Suzuki / Misako Matsumoto / Miwako Kashiwagi /

Motoko Ogawa / Naoko Shisa / Naoto Okuda / Niwako Mori / Norit / Ryu Hakudou /

Sachi Bockle / Shin Miyahara / Shingo Hayamizu / Shizuka Ueda / Suibi / Sumie Chiba /

Tomo Suzuki / Yoko Kasuga / Yoko Nakanishi / Yukihito Mineo / Izu Watanabe

 

  Naoe Kawamura: ”From the Silk Road”

Naoe Kawamura: ”From the Silk Road”

Naoe Kawamura’s second solo exhibition at Ashok Jain Gallery will be held at the side gallery. The silk Road was an ancient trade route that linked China to the West bringing beautifully woven silk to the Western world.  Ms Kawamura uses the ancient art of Yuzen Dyeing to create works in which layers of time overlap and subtle gradation of colors give depth and brightness to her works.


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Oct
3
to Oct 28

Solo Exhibition by Michelle Sun

Michelle Sun

“Peony Intelligences: Patterns, conversations, and Dynamics”

Solo Exhibition

Reception October 5th 6 - 8 PM

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Sep
5
to Sep 30

The September Showcase

The September Showcase

Annette Mewes Thoms

Hossein Edalatkhah

Lesya Yanush

Pepe Aguilar

Shara Ladyzhensky

Reception Sep 7th 6 - 8 PM

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the works of Annette Mewes Thoms, Lesya Yanush, Pepe Aguilar, and Shara Ladyzhensky.

Annette Mewes Thoms was born in Germany where she continues to work in her studio in Hamburg. She grew up on the coast and has always had an interest in water and its reflections. She also became interested in how boat masts become fascinating meandering lines in the wind. This became her main inspiration for her work. Her work has been exhibited throughout Germany and the United States.

Hossein Edalatkhah combines social, political, historical, sexual, and religious themes in his pieces. In his works, traditional Persian symbols, materials, and figures often melt into each other in phallic forms, and symbolize the cultural "erection" Edalatkhah is concerned with. His unique portrayal of queer symbols, feminism, gender roles, and his objection to male dominance in society can be found throughout his paintings. He lives and works in New York.

Lesya Yanush is an abstract painter who was born in Ukraine and now resides in New York. Her artistic process is characterized by a sense of spontaneity. She begins each work of art without any preconceived plan, in order to allow pure imagination to emerge and to reveal the culmination of emotional states. She has shown her paintings in New York City and is also in numerous private and corporate international collections.

Pepe Aguilar is a Mexican artist, currently living in New York, who works in rubikubism. His work is about textures and patterns, but also the image that is revealed when the work is viewed at a distance. His pieces pay tribute to Mexican pop icons such as Frida Kahlo and El Santo. His work has been recognized all around the world, including the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival, where he’s been awarded with 14 Cannes Lions.

Shara Ladyzhensky is a New York City based artist. She creates realist drawings and paintings from life. She strives to capture her subjects’ appearances as well as their individual personalities. She devotes herself to studying artistic anatomy, linear perspective, and art history. Ladyzhensky has studied at The Art Students League of New York and The Park Slope Art School.

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Aug
22
to Sep 1

Summer Sands by Gerola

Donald Gerola

"SUMMER SANDS"

Solo Exhibition

Reception August 23rd 6 - 8 PM

An exhibition to experience the master layering's of earthly minerals in a buoyant sea of colors.The beach, the water, and peaceful sounds…life’s little moments that last forever

Gerola began his artistic career of 44 years in 1974. His choice to abandon a career in physics was the beginning of a rebellious streak against his controlled upbringing and the social norms of the time.

His formative years were spent in Greenwich Village, sketching hundreds of drawings and by night turning them into hard-edged graphics. These evolved into large- scale supergraphic murals and canvases that turned into commissioned works for Corporations and the interior design market. In 78, Gerola pioneered his signature paintings when he became fascinated with the patterns on his studio’s floor formed from the combination of broken sand bags with floodwaters. Trained to solve problems and experiment, Donald discovered how to preserve the unique moiré patterns with translucent finite layers of acrylates, minerals and pigments. Expressions of an imaginary universe - celebrating earth, water, and cosmos - are embedded in his textural radiant paintings.

Throughout the 80s, from his Edgewater studio/gallery, Gerola, a precursor of Public art projects, produced his sculptural installations: ‘The Ninth Volume’ the first computer-controlled laser, LED, fire and water sculpture in the US, and large scale mobiles with woven components. Meanwhile he pursued his study of abstractions from hard-edged architectural compositions to multilayered colored moments-in-time, which he exhibited and sold from his galleries

in Edgewater, NJ and 87th street, Manhattan, NY.

By the 90s, disillusioned by the New York art scene, Gerola left urban life for rural Pennsylvania building by oneself his studio/home compound (part of the oldest working waterwheel in the country). There he pursued his self-funded dream to explore sculpture in the landscape. From maquettes to prototypes, Donald gave birth to his monumental A36 steel sculptures, static and kinetic alike. Incorporating his engineering background he was able to conceive forms and curvaceous structural compositions that defied gravity and nature’s forces, likewise his large site-specific weaving installations, always in total harmony with nature and the built environment.

Through a life commitment to be a producing independent artist and his early call to public art; the self-taught maverick continues to be a non-conformist multidisciplinary artist with a genius ability to visit a space or site and instantly see and explain to the client his vision. Today he offers the art lovers the unique opportunity to witness the world through his eyes.

Imagination, scientific rigor, risk-taking, idealism and instinct are the primal conductors that drive the relentless practice to its ultimate aesthetic ending. Art, after all is the work of a living individual in context.

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Jul
25
to Aug 19

New Arts Prospect: Artists From Japan Series V 2018

Special summer exhibition:

New Arts Prospect:  Artists From Japan Series V, 2018

The Contest in New York

New York is a city where the top artists of the world have long coexisted, creating much diversity of art. The series New Arts Prospect: Artists from Japan is currently in its fifth year, having started in 2014.  Although only in its fifth year, the exhibition is already well established and attracts a lot of attention. Its purpose is to introduce popular Japanese artists who are well known and respected in Japan to new audiences in New York City.

The exhibition, held yearly in the summer, has been highly rated year after year since its inception. Its purpose is to attract art loving New Yorker's who have a good eye for skillful work. It will especially attract anyone who has an appreciation for the particular unique expressions behind the Japanese cultural background and it's delicate and elaborate techniques.  The artworks in the exhibition reveal a deep commitment and a high quality of artistry by their creators.

New Arts Prospect: Artists from Japan will be held in a contest style with selected works judged by New York art professionals. This year, in cooperation with DESSART that is a nonprofit art organization in Japan, the artist who wins the grand prize will also be awarded an opportunity to hold a solo exhibition.

This exhibition plays an important role as an event for international cultural exchange between Japan and the U.S.A. It also further develops the Japanese art scene in New York and helps the artists with their career growth and exposure to new audiences. Regardless of professional or any status, we are looking for participants who embody positive and passionate action and share it with the world through their art. There is also a prize to be awarded for the design of an Eco Bag produced and sold by the non-profit organization DESSART.

It is expected that this exhibition will create a wave of popularity in the New York art scene through the influx of passionate and skillful Japanese artist's and their works.

Part 2: August 8th(Wed.) – August 19th (Sun.)

Opening reception: August 9thThursday, 6pm-8pm

Participating artists

Daisuke Hara, Fumiaki Asai, Hiroki Murata, Issei Suzuki, Junichi Ito, 

Kiyokazu Ito, Madoka Suzuki, Masatsugu Kinoue, Mayuko Hayashi, 

Michiko Motoya, Mika Isohata, Misako Matsumoto, Monzo Watanabe, 

Motoko Ogawa, Naoto Okuda, Reiko Furukawa, Sakiko Toyama,

Sumie Chiba, Taichi Hara, Tomoko Suzuki, Yoko Nakanishi, Yoshihiro Kogure

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Jun
27
to Jul 22

Only in Times Square

 

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William Jefferson

 

Reception June 29th 6 - 8 PM

 

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Bill Jefferson entitled “Only in Times Square”.  Jefferson has worked and painted in San Francisco since 1971.  Starting in 1988, he has focused on urban landscapes, working primarily in oil and ceramics. Through his many commercial jobs over the years—mainly in window and interior design—Bill Jefferson has sharpened his sense of material and increased his appreciation of the inherent properties of his two primary mediums. 

Following his series of urban rain-scapes from the 1990’s and his work based on his own photographs, Jefferson has come to concentrate on the reflections found in windows, cars, and revolving glass doors. Jefferson’s favorite technique is using a zoom lens to compress depth and increase the level of reflective distortion in his photographs.

Jefferson sites his three primary interests in painting as “the human form, reflections, and the ways that different kinds of light delineate both”. Since moving to New York, he has never found a lack of new material to fulfill these interests.  His move to New York has inspired him to create the paintings in this show which capture the wonderful reflections of city life through a revolving door and display crowds of colorful people on Times Square’s famous red steps.  The movement and expression present throughout Jefferson’s paintings exquisitely captures the excitement and chaos that is Times Square.  

Bill Jefferson’s work has been exhibited throughout San Francisco and New York City.  He believes one of the biggest rewards of being an artist is wondering what he will come up with next.

 

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Jun
27
to Jul 22

Pretty Heaven by Pepe Aguilar

Pepe Aguilar

Reception June 29th 6 - 8 PM

ASHOK JAIN GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS “ Pretty Heaven “, A SOLO EXHIBITION BY PEPE AGUILAR.
Exhibition on view:  June 27th-July 22nd
Opening Reception:  June 29th, 6-8pm
Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Pepe Aguilar entitled “  PRETTY HEAVEN ".  Aguilar creates his unique works using the art of Rubikubism.  Rubikubism is three dimensional art with two levels of interpretation.  Up close, the art is about the textures and patterns.  But at a distance, it reveals an image, one that only exists in the mind of the beholder.  It demands interaction from the viewer, who is gratified by a sense of discovery.  Aguilar says that creating Rubikubism is like deconstructing an idea and putting it back together again.  The finished art lets the viewer decipher the creative process.
Aguilar began his venture into Rubikubism in 2015.  He uses this method of art to pay tribute to Mexican pop icons.  In his work, iconic figures such as Emiliano Zapata, Frida Kahlo, and El Santo are present.
Pepe Aguilar currently lives in New York where he works as the Chief Creative Officer at Grey Wing.  His work has been recognized all around the world, including the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival, where he’s been awarded with 14 Cannes Lions.
 

 

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May
30
to Jun 24

The Inner World in Outwardly Expressions

Jeena Raghavan

Lindsay Allen

Andrea Laybauer

Bjorn Malm

Reception June 1st  6 - 8 PM

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present The Inner World in Outwardly Expressions, an exhibition of works by Lindsay Allen, Andrea Laybauer, Bjorn Malm, and Jeena Raghavan.

Lindsay Allen, a New York-based artist, uses acrylic and other materials such as glitter and beads to create colorful compositions that give the viewer a glance into the artist's world.  Allen draws inspiration from the stars and galaxies, and possesses a firm belief that art should be discovered, explored, and figured out on one's own.

Andrea Laybauer, a Brazil-based artist, uses macrophotography and high-speed photography to capture what can be considered "the hidden world".  By shooting little drops of liquids, Laybauer is inspired by and in awe of the invisible world that surrounds us, and what can happen in a fraction of time that is beyond what we can see.

Bjorn Malm, a Sweden-based artist, uses a variety of materials to create his works.  By painting directly on bodies and using them as prints on his canvases, he is able to create bold patterns that lay on top of textured backgrounds to give them dimensionality.  Working in materials such as acrylic, sugar, glue, and plastic on both paper and canvas, Malm's paintings and sculptures give the viewer an unusually direct connection to their subjects, while still bringing the artist's vision alive.

Jeena Raghavan, a New York-based artist, draws inspiration from the diverse cultural environments she has been exposed to throughout her life.  She primarily uses oil on canvas to create vibrant works that are heavily influenced by surrealism.

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May
30
to Jun 24

Somewhere in the Night Rooms

"Somewhere in the Night Rooms"

By

Yuji Ashikawa

Reception June 1st 6 - 8 PM

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Yuji Ashikawa entitled "Somewhere in the Night Rooms".  The collection consists of paintings done in oil on paper and canvas.  The paintings employ the use of deep, rich colors to bring forth beautiful, flowing forms.

As an artist, Ashikawa has found encouragement in the sadness and passion from Picasso, as well as joy from Matisse and Degas.  In these artists, Ashikawa found emotional support, and hopes he is able to provide the same feelings for people who view his artwork.  With this in mind, he creates art that expresses human emotions so that people may better understand each other.

Yuji Ashikawa's work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Barcelona, Miami, FL, New York NY, Chicago, IL, and Saint-Petersburg, Russia.  

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May
2
to May 27

Outside the Gates by Brigid McGivern

OUTSIDE THE GATES

by

Brigid McGivern

Artist reception

May 11th  6-8 PM

 

Ashok Jain Gallery presents Outside the Gates, the first solo exhibition by the Chicago-born, New York-based artist Brigid McGivern. The suite of paintings employ a scheme of vivid colors and bold contrasts that focus on the journey of escaping cultural norms and strictures that hinder individual and societal growth.

In this recent work, McGivern uses body language to hone in on pivotal moments of both connection and detachment. Hard shapes combined with drawing-like brush strokes within the paintings represent the contrasts that are in all of us.

Acrylic paint, oil and soft pastels, and both panel and canvas surfaces serve together in this body of work, creating new visual and emotional insights. The bold color choices in this series portray past communication choices and behaviors, and also reflect the artist’s intention of inspiring fearless future choices that can mold a world not driven by ego or fear. The rawness in this series reaffirms the seriousness of the artist’s singular experience as well as the energy of individuals on society at large.

As a trained graphic designer and mixed media artist, McGivern says she “finds it crucial that perceived unlikely unions make stunning results.” These unlikely unions are present throughout this series as the paintings go back and forth from abstraction to figurative. Inspiration from photographic images begins each piece; however, the final work is the imagination of the artist as she changes, adds, subtracts, and manipulates the canvas and materials.

Brigid McGivern (b. 1983, Chicago, Illinois, lives and works in New York City) has been in group exhibitions in New York, NY, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Bologna, Italy, and in prestigious art fairs such as Miami Basel and Art Expo New York. Her work in is private collections in New York NY, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, San Diego, CA, Jupiter, FL and Washington D.C. McGivern has recently agreed to donate two works to a private hospital in New York, NY.

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Mar
7
to Apr 1

Spring Gallery Collection

Spring Gallery Collection

Special Savings of 10 - 40 %

on

Selected Gallery Collection

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Feb
18
to Mar 4

Chinese New Year part II

Chinese New Year part II exhibition

"Sanctuary"

Reception : February 18th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Featuring

Chenlin Cai

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Yang Chen Hua

 

Yi Ju Hsieh

 

Allan Chu

 

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to announce Sanctuary, an exhibition that examines intrapersonal relationships and material symbolism. The show brings together four emerging artists from Taiwan and China. Sanctuary will be running from February 18th to March 4th, with an opening reception on February 18th, from 3PM to 6PM.

Included in the exhibition are collagraphs by Yang Chen-Hua (b. 1980, Taiwan). His charming and intimate prints of found objects and trinkets are an exploration of emotional attachments attributed to objects by people. And the ways in which objects can harbor historical significance and be vessels for memory. Also included are the vibrant and oft-psychedelic paintings by Hsieh Yi-Ju (b. 1983, Taiwan). Her palette and subjects, usually animals and young children in a backdrop of evergreen, evoke innocent escapism from the constrictions of modern society. And Chu Chung-Yung (b.1970, Taiwan), whose delicate ink drawings of canines celebrate the coming the year of the dog.

Also featuring in the show will be Chenlin Cai (b. 1984, China) who recently had his first solo exhibition at Ashok Jain Gallery, and will once again be presenting his stunning phantom like paintings. His translucent oil paintings painted on various materials such as milar, plexiglass, and LED light panels weave narratives about the consequences of human behavior on our environment.

 

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Feb
7
to Feb 17

Celeberate Chinese New Year with a solo Exhibition by Chenlin Cai

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Solo

Exhibition

"Visible Illusion"

by

Chenlin  Cai

Reception Feb 9th 6 - 8 PM

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Nov
22
to Dec 22

Selected Gallery Collection Sale

      

     

Gallery Collection on display 

Holiday Gathering Saturday December 2nd 3 - 6 PM

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Sep
13
to Oct 8

Action//Reaction

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Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Dan Obana and a group show featuring Emily Halpern, Zohar Wallach, Blair Berger, and Ryuchi Miura this autumn from September 13th to October 8th. Dan Obana’s “Encounters by Chance: Deepness and Strangeness” presents us with a surreal world. Of his work, Obana writes that “the 3D digital world in which I create is full of opportunities to encounter by chance. It is as if this is a generator that makes possible a synchronicity between my realist and subconscious.” Obana’s poignant works reveal the persistence of chance and connection in a digital age in which the nature of connectivity changes.

 

The group exhibition titled “Action//Reaction” focuses on the nature of exchange in 4 senses. Emily Halpern’s surreal work focuses on her internal world and begs viewers to recall their own and is an exchange of imaginations. Zohar Wallach’s explosive abstract paintings represent chemical actions and reactions. Blair Berger’s works focus on the power of paint and the interaction of color on a canvas. Ryuchi Miura’s land and cityscapes present the viewer a world to insert themselves into and beg us to ask ourselves how we interact with our world.

You are cordially invited to an exhibition, "Action//Reaction” which will be held in space B of Ashok Jain Gallery.

Artist Reception: September 15th 6-8 PM

Exhibition Dates: September 13th-October 8th

RSVP to info@ashokjaingallery.com by September 10

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Sep
13
to Oct 8

Dan Obana’s "Encounters by Chance -Deepness and Strangeness-"

Ashok Jain Gallery

Presents

Dan Obana’s “Encounters by Chance: Deepness and Strangeness:” a solo exhibition

and

ACTION//REACTION: A group showing

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Dan Obana and a group show featuring Emily Halpern, Zohar Wallach, Blair Berger, and Ryuchi Miura this autumn from September 13th to October 8th. Dan Obana’s “Encounters by Chance: Deepness and Strangeness” presents us with a surreal world. Of his work, Obana writes that “the 3D digital world in which I create is full of opportunities to encounter by chance. It is as if this is a generator that makes possible a synchronicity between my realist and subconscious.” Obana’s poignant works reveal the persistence of chance and connection in a digital age in which the nature of connectivity changes.

 

The group exhibition titled “Action//Reaction” focuses on the nature of exchange in 4 senses. Emily Halpern’s surreal work focuses on her internal world and begs viewers to recall their own and is an exchange of imaginations. Zohar Wallach’s explosive abstract paintings represent chemical actions and reactions. Blair Berger’s works focus on the power of paint and the interaction of color on a canvas. Ryuchi Miura’s land and cityscapes present the viewer a world to insert themselves into and beg us to ask ourselves how we interact with our world.

You are cordially invited to an exhibition, "Dan Obana’s Encounters by Chance: Deepness and Strangeness,” which will be held in spaces A and C of Ashok Jain Gallery.

Artist Reception: September 15th 6-8 PM

Exhibition Dates: September 13th-October 8th

RSVP to info@ashokjaingallery.com by September 12

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Apr
26
to May 21

Spring Flow

Featuring

Gunther Borst

Marcia Gomes

Emily Halpern

Ai Wen Kratz

Annette Mewes Thoms

Elling Reitan

Reception:

April 28th 6-8 PM

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Mar
29
to Apr 23

Communities

Gallery B

"Communities”

Rosanne Ebner

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Gallery A

Emily Halpern

Andrea Laybauer

Jan Min

Lillian Jachadurian

Reception March 31 st6 - 8PM

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Jan
6
to Jan 29

37th Anniversary Exhibition

37 Th Anniversary Exhibition.

Featuring:

Yuji Ashikawa

Timothy Bair

Gunther Borst

Danielle Coburn

Rosanne Ebner

Marcia Gomes

Andrea Laybauer

Carol Kingston

Ai Wen Kratz

Laura McClanhanan

Susan Marx

Annette Mewes-Thoms

Jan Min

Sai Morikawa

Anna Nechai

Janus Obst

Anand Patole

Fernando Pomalaza

Elling Reitan

Ekatherina S

Richard Vaux

Manoj Vyas

Za Woo

 

Reception January 7th 5 - 7 PM

 

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Nov
30
to Dec 4

Ashok Jain Gallery Presents Elling Reitan at Art Concept 2016 Miami, FL

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Nov
2
to Nov 27

"Cosmic Consciousness"

A Solo Exhibition

"Cosmic Consciousness"

by Laura McClanahan

Reception November 4th 6 - 8 PM

 

     Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present Laura McClanahan in the solo exhibition, “Cosmic Consciousness.” Adopted at birth to her family in Los Angeles, CA, and then at five moving to the East Coast, she found herself at an early age on a spiritual quest to understand her origins and human evolution through photographing nature as a way of orienting herself in the world. This led to a career teaching organic architecture informing her exploration of sacred geometry and the universal truths in natural patterns. Upon meeting her birth family in 2002 and seeing her birth father’s psychedelic paintings, she was inspired to get her MFA degree in Studio Art and transition from photography and teaching to painting that she then knew was in her genetics.

Laura McClanahan’s new paintings for “Cosmic Consciousness” explore the metaphor of water and light patterns to our patterns of thought and behavior. She believes that we can be aware of being in the flow or not and learn what is blocking our way. The artist states, “Noticing the synchronicity occurring around you can guide you though life with a sense of wonder and magic.” She performs in a weekly sacred sound healing meditation with her planetary chakra drums and flower of life gong that influences her state of serenity so she can be in a creative flow and feel connected to the universe.

 

The healing frequencies can be seen in her constructed cosmic universe of spirals, circles and flow patterns. Her paintings are created during a meditation as she pours paint outside so that the energy of the sunlight becomes a part of the painting as it dries. The work energetically calls in a cosmic scalar field by the generous use of earthly elements such as gold and quartz crystals imbedded in the resin in her paintings. This literal cosmic force changes the ions in the air and creates a beneficial environment around the paintings.

 

This is Ms. McClanahan’s first solo exhibition at Ashok Jain Gallery opening Wednesday, November 2nd and continuing through Sunday, November 27th, 2016. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, November 4th, 6-8 p.m.

 

Ashok Jain Gallery, 58 Hester Street, New York 10002, (Established since 1980)

www.ashokjaingallery.com, Email: info@ashokjaingallery.com

Tel 212 969 9660 Fax 212 969 9715

Gallery Hours Wed Sun, 12 - 6 PM or by appointment

 

 

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Oct
5
to Oct 30

Contrast in Shapes

Heidi Fosli

Za Woo

Marc Deppe

Reception on October 7th, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Artist Talk by Marc Deppe "The China I Know" Living, Working and being an artist in China. 7:00 pm sharp.

 

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Sep
14
to Oct 2

Gallery Collection

Jan Min

Richard Vaux

Nicol Rodriguez

Fernando Pomalaza

Blair Berger

Mary FItzgerald

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Jun
29
to Jul 24

Current: The Path that Leads to Oneself

Annette Mewes-Thoms

Janusz Obst

Jon Tsoi

Reception: Thursday, June 30 / 6 - 8 PM

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present 'The Path that Leads to Oneself', a group exhibition featuring Annette Mewes-Thoms, Janusz Obst, and Jon Tsoi. Opening on Thursday, June 30, the exhibition is the presentation of selected artworks from the three artists.

Annette Mewes-Thoms’ inspiration comes from observation of water surfaces. She obtains the clear yet distorted images from reflections created by waves. The reflections give her a new perspective to meditate herself and surroundings. The meandering lines on the canvas engage the viewers and enable them to fully enter the work. 

Janusz Obst’s strong light and dark contrasts are created by deeply sculpted surfaces that contribute to narrative scenes that reflects the artist’s experiences. As a young Marine, he travelled the world and spent much of his young adult life in Europe, China, Africa, and India. It is this time period when Obst was captivated by sculpture and cultivated his own style.

The artist encourages the audience to experience the depth, color, dimension and the impression that his works convey rather than a fixed and straightforward definition. Obst believes that the viewers can have different experiences with artworks by bringing their own experiences, memories, and knowledge into the artistic space.

Jon Tsoi’s process of creating artworks is extraordinary and unprecedented. The Blindfold Mystery Art Medicine series was created by the artist wearing a blindfold. The process implicates the significant idea that one continuously observes and experiences the outer world and surroundings while simultaneously reflecting on their inner vision and intuition. The products of this thought process lead viewers to meditate on oneself and the world we live in.

Click here to view the catalog.

The gallery will be closed on Sunday, July 3

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