hpgrp GALLERY NEWYORK

    “Dust Collector” by Nao Matsumoto and “Piece of Cake” by Lori Kirkbride

    2013.05.09 ( thu ) -2013.06.01 ( sat )

    ARTIST Nao Matsumoto / Lori Kirkbride

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibition, “Dust Collector” by Nao Matsumoto and “Piece of Cake” by Lori Kirkbride.

    May 9 – June 1, 2013

    An opening reception: Thursday, May 9, 6pm – 8pm

    May 1, 2013—hpgrp GALLERY NY is pleased to announce two exhibitions, “Dust Collector” by Nao Matsumoto and “Piece of Cake” by Lori Kirkbride.

    Nao Matsumoto has been added to the HPGRP roster of artists after his solo exhibition “4″.  Matsumoto’s sculptures are laden with conceptual layers indicated with symbols, motifs and puns. Each layer depict, suggest and often mock the dualities of nature and civilization.  Matsumoto combines his keen sense of observation and humor with his immaculate craftsmanship.  ”Dust Collector” is a mini series of exhibitions that focuses on past works by Matsumoto.

    Lori Kirkbride has an extraordinary sense for color; which can be described as – childish girliness meets psychedelic , overdosed on candy. Kirkbride creates paintings that are vibrant and euphoric. Viewers experience a sense of “happiness” which is often under valued in the recent trend of over intellectualized art viewership.  Kirkbride will be exhibiting her new work as well as her “piece of cake” installation which is composed of 1000 paintings covering the main gallery wall. Each paintings are hand made by the artist and for its sheer scale and repetitive qualities, the “cake” might leave a sugary after taste of icing upon viewing.
    Each piece of cake is numbered and is for sale at any quantity.

    Kirkbride and Matsumoto will be launching an art gallery, aptly named “Lorimoto” located in Ridgewood, NY – (off the L -train) which will open May 31st during the Bushwick Open Studios event. For more info visit:
    http://www.lorimoto.com/

    ARTS OF JOMON - Ancient Japanese Shaman’s culture reincarnate as alter modern arts -

    2013.03.15 ( fri ) -2013.03.23 ( sat )

    ARTIST Riyoo Kim, Junpei Omori, Fumihiko Sano, Kazuhito Maekawa, Jin Katagiri, Kazuki Umezawa, Kazumichi Maruoka, Ryuichi Sakai, Taketo Kobayashi &Yoshinori Sakamaki a.k.a. Sense, Masaya Kushino, SHOHEI, Meguru Yamaguchi, Souryou Matsumura, Yumiko Shinozaki

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce our next exhibition titled “ARTS OF JOMON - Ancient Japanese Shaman’s culture reincarnate as alter modern arts-“. This special exhibition features works of 15 emerging Japanese artists inspired by the culture of Jomon, the Neolithic period in Japanese history.

     

    Date

    March 15 (Fri.) – March 23 (Sun.)

    Opening Reception:March 15 (Fri.) 5 pm ‒ 9pm

    Special Performance: Tea Ceremony by Souryou Matsumura 7pm

    * No participation fee required.

    * We can only take a limited number of participants due to the seat of tea house.

    * To join the tea ceremony, please email hpgrpgallery@hpgrp.com indicating your name, your name, occupation, phone number, and number of participants.

     

    Location

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK

    529 W 20th St. 2w, New York, NY 10011

    TEL: 212-727-2491

     

    Artists

    Riyoo Kim, Junpei Omori, Fumihiko Sano, Kazuhito Maekawa, Jin Katagiri, Kazuki Umezawa, Kazumichi Maruoka, Ryuichi Sakai, Taketo Kobayashi &Yoshinori Sakamaki a.k.a. Sense, Masaya Kushino, SHOHEI, Meguru Yamaguchi, Souryou Matsumura, Yumiko Shinozaki

     

    Performance

    Tea Ceremony by Souryou Matsumura

    March 15 (Fri.) at 7pm at the Opening Reception

    March 16 (Sat.) & 19 (Tue.) 2pm-3pm / 4pm – 5pm

    * No participation fee required.

    * We can only take a limited number of participants due to the seat of tea house.

    * To join the tea ceremony, please email hpgrpgallery@hpgrp.com indicating the following information:

    Date of participation, your name, occupation, phone number, and number of participants.

     

    Native Japanese Style

    Jomon is the term for the Japanese Neolithic culture which lasted from about 145 B.C. to 3 B.C. It is one of the world’s earliest pottery and lacquer ware culture as well as the longest continuous culture in human history. Nowadays many artists in Japan have been inspired by the passionate design of pottery and clay figures created by the Jomon culture. We call this style and art movement “Jomonism”.

     

    The cultural uniqueness of the Japanese archipelago comes from the long uninterrupted ethnic and religious history of Japan, beginning in the Jomon period and leading up to the present. The animism of the Jomon period remains a stark presence in the essence of Japanese spirituality, as symbolized by the word “Mottainai”, and the aesthetics represented by the concepts of wabi-sabi. The people of Japan, natives of the archipelago and throughout East Asia, created a unique culture by their open embracing of various cultures and values brought across the Eurasian continent and the Pacific Ocean, and merging it with their own animistic traditions. Recent aesthetic movements such as “Cool Japan” or “Kawaii” in addition to “Jomonism” can be seen as belonging to the same series of steps.

     

    This “Jomonism” art exhibition here in Chelsea, NY, was made possible with the support of Aomori Prefectural Government which aims to have the “Hokkaido/Northern Tohoku Jomon Archaeological Sites”, a collection of the leading Jomon culture historical sites, to be designated as a World Heritage Site. Aomori prefecture is one of the devastated areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in 2011. We hope the energy of the art of “Jomonism” will encourage and motivate many people to overcome the difficulties caused by the disaster, and also the social and economic instabilities across the globe, to create a whole new generation, and prosper.

     

     

    - Organized by JOMONISM, Incorporated NPO

    - Presented by Arts of JOMON Production Partnership

    - In association with Aomori Prefecture

    - Under the auspice of Association of People from Aomori Prefecture

    - Assisted by H.P.FRANCE Inc., hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO, hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK

    - Sponsored by SHUHALLY, CASHI, HEUGEMONO, TAMAMI.BRAND-NEW

     

    more information available at our website!

    http://hpgrpgallery.com/newyork/

     

     

    Contact

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK

    529 West 20th Street, #2W, New York, NY 10011

     

    NEW CITY ART FAIR 2013

    2013.03.07 ( thu ) -2013.03.10 ( sun )

    Opening Reception:  March 7th, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

     

    On a mission to deliver contemporary Japanese art to art lovers around the world, NEW CITY ART FAIR first opened its doors to the public in New York in March 2012. 35,000 people crowded together for its second volume held in Taipei in November 2012 revealed the great interest in Japanese creatives. In its third volume, NEW CITY ART FAIR will be back in New York in March 2013 to join the ARMORY ARTS WEEK.
    During this particular season, art collectors and people in art business from all over the world swarm over New York to attend art fairs such as The Armory Show, VOLTA, Independent, SCOPE, ADAA, and Pool Art Fair. Among these fairs, NEW CITY ART FAIR will demonstrate its uniqueness as the only contemporary Japanese art fair by introducing outstanding art works from Japan to cultivate the global market.

     

    Date:March 7 (Thu.) ‒ 10 (Sun.), 2013
    Opening Reception: 6 pm ‒ 9pm, March 7 (Thu.)
    Hour:

    March 7 (Thu.) 12pm - 9pm

     

    March 8 (Fri.) 12pm - 6pm

     

    March 9 (Sat.) 11am - 6pm

     

    March 10 (Sun.) 11am - 5pm
    Location:hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK (Chelsea, 529 W 20th St. 2w, New York, NY)
    Exhibitors:7 galleries from Japan

     

    Art-U room http://www.art-u-room.com
    eitoeiko http://eitoeiko.com
    hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO http://hpgrpgallery.com/tokyo
    GALLERY KOGURE http://www.gallerykogure.com
    Satelites ART LAB. http://sateliteslab.com
    Gallery TEN http://galleryten.net
    TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY http://www.tezukayama-g.com

     

    【Program】
    ・ Studio Visit Bus Tour: Japanese artists based in New York (Katsuhiro Saito, Nao Matsumoto, Ushio & Noriko Shinohara, and more)

     

    ROMAN TUROVSKY “Recent Works: DIALOGUES WITH TIME“

    2013.02.07 ( thu ) -2013.02.28 ( thu )

    ARTIST Roman Turovsky

    Opening Reception:  February 7th, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

     

    From time to time, in various artistic disciplines, one meets, however rarely, diverse individuals that are impossible to pigeonhole for the stylistic traits that don't conform to the prevailingtendencies of the moment, individuals obstinately attached to their artistic vision of the world. Such is the painter Roman Turovsky, whose work is both extraordinarily current and striving to exist outside of time.
    Turovsky's urban American landscapes are stark, depopulated. They exist in that liminal space of dawn or dusk, in the moment of perpetual imminence. The stillness of these landscapes is notstatic. In Turovsky's subversion of space is a looming quality, something about to shift, slip, topple over. What is imminent here is movement, in the physical and musical sense - crescendo, collapse, the world dimming into darkness or on the verge of an explosion of light.

     

    Born in 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine, Roman Turovsky has lived and worked in  New York City since 1979. Turovsky has exhibited his work both in the  United States and abroad. His paintings are part of the permanent collection of The Graham Center Museum, Wheaton, and The International Marian Institute, Dayton.

     

    Also hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce that we show Martin Kruck's artworks at ANNEX ART SPACE from February 7th.

     

    Martin Kruck received his M.F.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his B.F.A. from Queen’s University, Canada. As an educator he has held positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo; University of Florida, Gainesville; Southern Connecticut State University, and is currently professor of Art at New Jersey City University. Kruck is an artist who has had 20 one-person and over 70 group exhibitions internationally. Recent exhibits of his work have been held in Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia; Carlshutte Art Center, Rendsburg, Germany; Philadelphia Print Center, PA, and at Sloan Fine Art, NYC. His work is in numerous private and public collections including Earnst and Young, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center and The Royal Bank of Canada. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and the New York State Council for the Arts as well as fellowships and residencies from Can Serrat Art Center, El Bruc, Spain; the American Academy in Rome, IT; the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts; and the MacDowell Colony of Art. He currently lives and works outside of New York City.