International Show 2D & 3D

Curated by Yuko Nii & Assisted by Germania Reyes  

      SHOW DATES: 

May 18th Thru June 22nd 2024

OPENING RECEPTION 

SATURDAY MAY 18TH 3-5 PM

Dear Friends,                                                             

We are going to have an International Show: Artists in 2-D and 3-D and video

Most artists tend to concentrate on their one chosen medium either in 2-D works such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, or in 3-D works, sculpture, ceramic, glass work, etc. – one or the other but not both. This particular show is of work by artists who pursue both 2-D and 3-D works and also Video. It will be interesting to see how these artists have expanded their creativity not limited to one medium only, but working 2-D, 3-D, or Video. 

“Recently we have experienced a darkest period in our life, first with the deadly coronavirus pandemic followed by another horrifying social pandemic both of which have spread not only all over the USA but also worldwide like a tsunami, and nothing seemed to help lift our spirits in hope for humanity.” –Yuko Nii

The long lasting coronavirus pandemic and social pandemic have resulted in today’s fragmented world as if we’ve lost any solution to make the world united and working together.

The fact is that throughout human history, the world has never experienced total peace. As long as we are human beings embedded with the animal instinct, we fight for survival. Our strong innate emotion takes over the intellect and war seems inevitabile.

While we are seeing/experiencing the horrifying scenes in every part of the world, I think of my own small life, feeling how blessed I am because my life is gratifyingly directly connected with creative art-making projects, which is far from fighting for or against something, but rather struggling within ourselves to find something satisfying and getting pleasure as result of what we have created.

The mission of the WAH Center is based upon my “Bridge Concept.” which is encapsulated in the word “WAH” which means in Japanese written in with Chinese characters, “Peace” or “Harmony” or ‘Unity.”

The WAH Center connects internationally, so we have quite a few international artists who have exhibited in our shows in the past.

When I began thinking of the future show, I thought this time would be fitting to have an international show. So, I came up with the idea of bringing together the multi talented artists from our local community of American artists and some International artists who have exhibited at the WAH Center in the past. I am happy to say that both the American artists and the International artists have been continuously pursuing their artists’ careers actively in New York City. 

And this show is very special to bring the artists who pursue 2-D and 3-D, but also Video. And interestingly enough one cannot help noticing each distinctively unique heritages and cultures they have in their native countries, which reveals itself in each artist’s work.

I am very pleased to present the special visions of the following 14 participants in the show including 7 male and 7 female artists from different countries, Brazil, Columbia, China, Japan, Russia, Spain, Thailand and of course from the USA!

Ricardo Arango (Colombia), Greg Geffner (USA), Glen Goodenough (USA), Drew Maillard (USA), Tairan Hao (China), Sato Masaaki (Japan), Larry Scaturro (USA), Oxana Kovalchuk (Russia), Rhea Marmentini (Spain), Eloa Jane Pereira (Brazil), Yupin Pramotepipop (Thailand), Cheryl Safren (USA), SUPRINA (USA) and Natsuki Takauji (Japan).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Much Love Always,

Yuko Nii (Curator of the Show)

 

 
 
 
 

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