Sunday, December 7, 2008

Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery New York

Press Release
Opening reception on Thursday December 18 from 6 to 8pm

Show runs until January 17, 2009.
If the integrity of an artist’s work is judged by their courage and ability to tell the truth, then that is what you will find with Mari Yamagiwa.
In Yamagiwa’s work not only will you discover her truth, you may find that in this truth you uncover an interesting and seductive part of yourself.
Her work rolls over you like a sudden thunder and lightning storm filled with primitive desire and beautiful imagination driven sexual imagery.
Yamagiwa talks about the other part, the hidden part, “the dirty part”, in describing her work. The truth of this statement is that we all have a little mud on our souls and it’s the dirty part that keeps life interesting.
Her ability to incorporate both eastern and western influences only adds to the works’ ability to transcend geography and create a very personal and private experience.
One can only wonder at the chaos or clarity that drove this once innovative fashion designer into the artworld. Suffice it to say the fashion world’s loss was our gain.

Monkdogz Urban Art, Inc. 547 West 27th Street
5th floor New York, NY 10001
Between 10th & 11th Aves in Chelsea

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