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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

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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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Nov
8
to Nov 12

Zakka Art & Craft Gift Show

Zakka - Art & Craft Gift Show

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"Color Wave"

by

Naoe Kawamura

           Reception November 8th 6 - 8 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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Apr
27
to May 29

Wordless Dimension

Solo Show by Janusz Obst

 

Reception: April 29, 6 - 8 PM

Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to announce, Wordless Dimension, a solo exhibition of artworks by Janusz Obst at 58 Hester Street. Opening on Wednesday, April 27, the exhibition is the presentation of bas-reliefs.

 

“I believe in staying true to myself throughout the creative process of wordless expression, regardless of past influences and current trends.”

- Janusz Obst

Janusz Obst is a classically trained artist from Zamosc, Poland, where he was born in 1946. As a young marine, he travelled the world, having spent much of his young adult life in Europe, China, Africa, and India. It was in India where he was captivated by sculpture, and for the last three decades he has focused his work on bas-relief. 

Bas-reliefs, traditionally having been painted, give Janusz the opportunity to resurrect his love for this classic art form and marry his passion for sculpture and painting. This methodology allows him to freely build three-dimensional space and to broaden the narrative possibilities within each piece. His art permeates the interaction between the history of civilization, individual fate, current social and community-based issues, and his unfaltering interest in the interpersonal relationships within the context of the modern world. Janusz moved to the United States in 1991, and he currently lives in New York City.

The opening reception for Wordless Dimension will be on Friday, April 29, 2016.

 

 

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Mar
30
to Apr 24

Fine Art Photo Exhibit

Andrea Laybauer

Saori Oya

Matt Vescovo aka The Stock Photobomber

Marlene Luce Tremblay

Barry Udis

 

Reception April 1st 6 - 8 PM

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