Hiroshi Wada: The First New York Solo Exhibition

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Date & Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, May 11, 2019 - May 31, 2019
11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
530 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Agora Gallery
Description: Japanese artist Hiroshi Wada is a calligraphy painter. Wada studied the ancient tradition of shodobrush and ink drawing on rice paper with a great master of this art form. While his art retains the spontaneity and playfulness of a childs drawing, in fact it takes years of apprenticeship to achieve their effortless look. Wadas aim, however, is not the traditional sho. The artist believes in the importance of modernizing this conventional practice. He aspires to create calligraphy that is modern, even avant-garde, yet still rooted in tradition. When he writes characters, he forgets what he has learned and starts with a clean slate, drawing like a child. For Wada, calligraphy is a way to bring joy and playfulness to others.

Wada believes that while lifes hurdles may range from personal failures to cataclysmic disasters, art has the capacity to empower, heal, and create peace. Wadas background as a track-and-field athlete reflects in the explosive energy and near-physical intensity to his gestural compositions.

Hiroshi Wada: The First New York Solo Exhibition opens at May 11, 2019 and will be on display until May 31, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 16, 6-8 PM. All are welcome to attend. Entrance to the gallery is free.

Exhibition Dates: May 11  May 31, 2019
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2019 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am  6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Hiroshi_5_11_2019.aspx

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelseas 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 gallerys expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organizations 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.

Image: Hiroshi Wada, HEART_02, Japanese Calligraphy on Paper, 21.5'' x 38''
More Information: Website: https://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Hiroshi...
E-mail: info@agora-gallery.com
Phone: 212-226-4151x202
Entered by: Agora Gallery (pr@agora-gallery.com)

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