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Usagi NY is pleased to announce the opening of new 2,800 sq ft concept store designed by Sou Fujimoto in DUMBO Brooklyn, houses a gallery, cafe, and library. Offering a marketplace for creators, the shop opens its doors to creative practitioners working in the different fields, presenting the work and process of emerging, influential creative thinkers and specialists such as artists, designers, architects, engineers, artisans, writers, musicians and more.
Usagi NY will open on July 31 at 6pm with opening reception of the exhibition "Infinitive White".
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Dates: July 31– September 8, 2015
Opening hours: 11am − 7pm (August 2 – September 8)
Venue: Usagi NY 163 Plymouth Street, NY 11201, USA
Usagi NY is delighted to present our first exhibition, Infinite White? Mugen no Shiro). In his book “Shiro (White)”, Japanese designer Kenya Hara regards “white” not only as simply a color, but also as whiteness of paper, which is a trigger that inspires creativity, and emptiness as physical and mental space that pulls out the force of communication. Inspired by his unique concept of white, which has been developed alongside Japanese aesthetics and sensitivity,?the exhibition explores the unknown possibilities of the perception of white with various media and techniques, which includes paintings, drawings, photography, architecture, sculpture, virtual reality image with Oculus Rift, and mixed media such as books and clothing.
An opening reception is scheduled for July 31, 6pm – 9pm at Usagi NY. A local chalk artist, Amy Tidwell will perform a live painting in the cafe space. Moreover participating creators and artists, we invite a guest ballista Hiroki Kobayashi from 95 RPM Coffee Roasters and a chocolate artist Kanami from Kanami Chocolate. The opening event is made possible by the generous support by by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. and Asahi Beer USA.