I would like to invite you to our upcoming Artists In Residence exhibition The Enigmatic Existence, featuring Japanese artist Toshiko Nishikawa.

Toshiko Nishikawa’s mixed medium artworks are playful abstractions employing pastels and whites, the mood of which represents her worldview. Her works brim with innocence and positivity, instantly disarming the viewer. “I’ve been on a journey,” she states. “A journey in search of eternal beauty.” Indeed, there is a timeless, organic quality to Nishikawa’s art as streaks of white haze flow downward or across muted pastel backgrounds. Nishikawa’s artwork nods to natural phenomena, recalling clouds, snow and water. Done mostly in small to medium sized formats, layers do not intermix but drip and conceal the colors below. Nishikawa’s career started in Japan where she has taught, participated in artist associations, and exhibited widely. In recent years her recognition has spread, receiving press in print and on the airwaves in her native Japan, in addition to being featured in a number of exhibitions and articles around the United States. She lives and works in New York.

Please view http://www.agora-gallery.com/SpecialExhibitions/The_Enigmatic_Existence.aspx for the official announcement to the exhibition.

The Enigmatic Existence runs October 21 - January 21 in Agora Gallery's Chelsea location at 530 West 25th Street. The reception takes place Thursday, October 26, 6-8 PM. The reception is free and open to the public.

I would appreciate it if the exhibition announcement can be posted on your website, news board, or other information listings, or if you can let me know whom I should contact regarding this request.

As time is of the essence, I would appreciate your reply as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Amanda Aaron
Public Relations Department
Agora Gallery

530 West 25th Street, in Chelsea, New York