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Yoshiki Uchida: Organic Metal and Inorganic Matter

  • NYC, New York
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  • May 11, 2019

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Yoshiki Uchida, Coelacanth, Metal, 59'' x 80'' x 33.5''
Yoshiki Uchida,Octopus Kyoto Folding Screen, Mixed Media, 35.5'' x 47.5''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Yoshiki Uchida in In and Out of the Garden. The exhibition opens May 11 and runs through May 31, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 16 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

Yoshiki Uchida works in the Japanese form of kanamono, which translated, simply means hardware, and includes forty eight types of objects, such as pliers, screws, and forty six others of the like. With this hardware, Uchida constructs puzzle-like sculptures derived primarily from the animal kingdom. His work is large, looming, and grow less discernable the closer one gets, leaving the viewer with a sense of discomfort from the jarring difference of perception.

Uchida’s time roaming his fathers hardware company converged at an early age with his fascination with insects and animals. While the other children were studying hard or playing, Uchida was at the river catching insects and leeches, or studying animal encyclopedias. Through his work, he hopes the viewer will be filled with the same sense of wonder and innocence that filled him as he sat on the bank of the river opening his hand to observe his newly caught insect.

Exhibition Dates: May 11 – May 31, 2019

Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2019 6-8 PM

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

Yoshiki Uchida,Whale Kaga Yuzen, Mixed Media, 43'' x 59''

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

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Featured Artists:

Osvaldo Bacman | Caspar Baum | Dante Biss-Grayson | Guanzhong Ge | Dana Ingesson | Meir Raz | Dede Schuhmacher | Yoshiki Uchida | Suqun Zhang

About the Exhibition

In and Out of the Garden is a collective exhibition presented by Agora Gallery, featuring work by nine different artists with mediums ranging from painting to mixed-media to installation. Natural forms, expressive compositions, and bold color palettes create an energetic narrative focused on the exhilarating and intoxicating reality of the human experience.

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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