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Face to Face by Sequoyah Aono

Chashama 461 Gallery
461 West 126th street, New York, NY
December 23, 2011 - January 10, 2012
Reception: Friday, December 23, 6 - 8 PM
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Gallery open: Tuesdays – Fridays: 1pm – 6pm Sat. & Sun: 11am – 6pm

Gallery closed: Mon. & Dec. 25, 31, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012

Sequoyah Aono presents a collection of three-dimensional and relief works designed to be viewed from multiple angles and even touched. He is interested in how the multiple cultures In New York City mix and create an energy that is unique to this city. For those of us who live here, it is just a fact of daily life, but the artist sees it as the creation of positive energy that can help societies progress in healthy directions. The power that can exist between two people looking at each other is the inspiration behind this body of work. The artist, having looked at some of the millions of New York City residents, brings a version of a few of those people into the gallery for you to spend some time face to face.

Artist Bio:

Born in Naples, Italy; Grown/Educated in Tokyo, Japan; Reside in NY, USA from 2008 Sequoyah Aono received his MFA in Sculpture from Tokyo University of the Arts 2007. His awards and grants include Pola Art Foundation 2010; Edward G. Mcdowell Travel Grant, ASL; Young Sculpture Award / Roger T. Williams Prize, National Scultpture Society; ISE Cultural Foundation Award; the Tokyo Governor Award; and Arakawa Ward Headman Award. He got 1st prize from 2nd Int’l Sculptors Symposium in Ahrntal Valley, Italy. His piece “Brief Moment” has been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Tokyo for 3rd Outdoor Exhibition for Selected 6 Sculptors 2008 (thru Apr.2012) and “Black Gaze I” in Arakawa Park, Tokyo permanently.

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