Satoco Yamamoto: Modern Scenes of the Floating World

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  • May 22, 2018

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Satoco Yamamoto, Central Park 70s, Print on Paper, 20'' x 16''
Satoco Yamamoto, Need Shoes, Acrylic on Board, 12'' x 11''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Satoco Yamamoto  in Life is But a Dream. The exhibition opens May 22, 2018 and runs through June 12,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 24 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Utilizing handmade paper and various printmaking techniques, Japanese artist Satoco Yamamoto creates compositions that capture universal emotions and memories. Combining processes such as woodblock, monotype, etching, and silkscreen, Sato’s works invoke the tradition of Ukiyo-e, a genre that flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries and literally translates to “pictures of the floating world.” Sato, however, captures scenes from everyday life, her prints engendering a sense of common experience that forges links across disparate times and places to create feelings of connectedness.

In her series of works titled At the Bar, Sato uses the irregular shape and organic surface of handmade papers as the foundation for small, highly detailed etchings printed at the center of the composition. In each work, colorful splashes of pulpy paper surround a tiny scene of patrons sitting at a lonely bar. The diminutive picture depicts a universal experience that transcends race, class, boundaries, and borders. Indeed, these works capture quotidian life in the contemporary city using ancient techniques and highlighting juxtapositions of ubiquity and individuality, realism and abstraction, and historic and modern

Exhibition Dates: May 22-June 12, 2018


Reception: Thursday May 24, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

toNI Altenstrasser | Maria José Cabral | Margret Carde | Benny De Grove | GLIL | Paciel González | Olga Loschinina | Samantha Messias | Jennifer Morrow | Svetlana Nelson | Olivia O'Keeffe | Gottfried Roemer | Jutta Schulte | Ifat Shatzky | Amber Warren | Satoco Yamamoto | Katja Yoon

Satoco Yamamoto, At the Bar B, Paper Making, Etching, 12'' x 10''

About the Exhibition

Life is But a Dream is a group show that explores the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product on the shelf of popular culture. Comprising 17 artists, the primary link joining them together is how memory can be reshaped by the imagination. These artists all share in examining the content of what they remember, with social and familial life acting as a lens through which they reexamine recollected moments.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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