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You’re Invited – Spring Art Exhibit Opening Night: International Prints, Posters and Etchings


Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, March 14th from 5 to 8pm.

Please send your RSVP to rsvp@transformgallery.com

transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Spring season, International Prints, Posters and Etchings sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.

You love art but you don’t love the price – transFORM understands. transFORM Gallery brings you high quality, hand-signed digital prints, original etchings and vintage posters at a price you will love. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see this wide range of limited edition art work at exceptional prices. This collection of artists hails from Ireland, the U.S.A., and the former Soviet Union. We are also displaying a collection of rare, vintage Soviet Movie, Culture and Propaganda posters.

The opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 5 to 8pm. Join transFORM Gallery and artists Daniel O’Sullivan, Dena Schutzer and Irina Gorbman to celebrate the occasion and their wonderful work. The artwork will be on display and available for purchase through June 7th, 2015.

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Artist Daniel O’Sullivan

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Daniel O’Sullivan is a native of Beare Island, County Cork. Dan’s experiences growing up in the Emerald Isle provide hazy memories and a dreamlike accounting of how this beautiful land looked not so long ago. Indeed, some parts of Ireland still retain this mystical, mythical character to this day. Each of his paintings represents an actual experience of the artist’s travels through Ireland as a child and young adult. The paintings themselves are intentionally simple and somewhat idealistic. And who doesn’t want to remember happy times that way?

Each painting also tells it’s own story and when viewed together, all of the paintings combine to paint a bigger picture of this small yet wonderful land. It is the hope of the artist that the paintings bring to mind a sense that one’s life need not be complicated in order to be a life well lived.

Artist Dena Schutzer

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Dena Schutzer is our American Artist and Westchester Local. Dena tells us, “Although painting from life means the working method of directobservation, the term has a poetic meaning for me as it has come to describe my subject matter. I keep circling back to the same imagery I have been attracted to since I was a teenager. This is the stuff I stumble upon in the course of my daily business. Such imagery usually contains the germ of narrative as well as pictorial drama that can become the organizing principal of a painting. I paint from direct observation, on location, as well as from my own photographs, which opens up possibilities of working with fleeting sights.”

Artist Igor Kashinsky

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Igor Kashinsky is a native Russian now living in Seattle. Igor says of his work, “The canvas is my writing paper and I am exploring unique ways to write my story. I seek to be true to my inner feelings. My inner world has changed since I begin to meditate more then half a year ago. My conciseness moved to a new level of understanding of who we are, what is this physical reality we live in and I expressed these ideas on canvas. Everything in the physical universe is energy which vibrates at different frequencies. We humans are a part of this Universal energy. Every human Being is unique and can be translated into energy form on different levels.”

Artist Irina Gorbman

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Irina Gorbman grew up in Russia and was once trained as a mechanical engineer. Irina combines her Russian root and knowledge of engineering into her work of art. After moving to America, Irina started an art dealer business focused on high-ranking Russian artists, and started to discover her own passion and talent in art.

Through her own painting experience, Irina discovered the healing power of abstract art and its derivatives. Her abstract works are distilled from the soul of nature, infused with a meditative and deeply healing sensation. She considers her mission as projecting positive energy of bright, dynamic colors that makes the interior shine.

Irina currently has oil paintings on canvas and gilees available in different sizes, plus derivatives that could be used in wallpaper, upholstery and fashion designs. Irina has single-handily run an art gallery for 14 years, representing Eastern European and Russian artists at the gallery introducing them to the US market in Dover, Massachusetts.

Artist Orna Ben-Shoshan

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Orna Ben-Shoshan is a native of Kibbutz Yifaat, Israel. Having an Orna painting on your wall is like having a window to another dimension. Orna’s artwork involves opening her consciousness and channeling images that come to her from a different realm of existence. All of her paintings are completed in her mind before she transfers them onto the canvas. Her metaphysical work infuses deep spiritual experience with subtle humor.

Orna’s life-long interest in metaphysics and mysticism has led her to study the Kabala and alternative philosophies. She shares her wide and diverse knowledge in articles and short essays that were published in magazines worldwide alongside her paintings.

Artist Sergey Tsygal

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Sergey Tsygal is native of Moscow. The rich décor of Tsygal’s etchings is combined with tender shades of colorful smooth layers.  Art Critics noticed Tsygal’s perfect graphic technique, strong composition and vibrant emotions.  He was called “The Great Animalist”.  Tsygal’s skills and professionalism have been accumulated over the years, after studying with master printers at the Stroganoff Art Academy in Moscow, Russia, resulted in gaining recognition from the European and Russian museums, as well as private collectors in the US, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Germany and Sweden. He was called “The Great Animalist”. Tsygal’s skills and professionalism have been accumulated over the years, after studying with master printers at the Stroganoff Art Academy in Moscow, Russia, resulted in gaining recognition from the European and Russian museums, as well as private collectors in the US, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Germany and Sweden.“Sergey found his own world by rejecting big subjects, grandiose sizes and long trips. Since he was a boy, he liked to look at a leaf, a lizard, a picture of a long-necked spotted giraffe and to draw what he liked with a sharp needle on a zinc plate covered with lacquer. Individual plates- small and large- are joined in a variety of ways to make a single print. Each print is a variation of plates and color. Each is beautiful in its own right, and the number of copies does not contradict their uniqueness.”

Artist Stanislav Nikireev

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Artist Vaho Muskheli

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Vaho Muskheli grew up in Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia. Vaho combines classical styles in unexpected ways, resulting in a simultaneous sense of recognition and surprise.  Muskheli was trained in the tradition of socialist realism, and studied old masters in order to develop his own vision and style.  As Vaho says, “As a young artist I remember struggling to find my own vision, to develop my own signature in art.  It was not quick and easy.  I copied the old masters every night until three o’clock in the morning.  It was an incredible relationship – as if they lived with me in spirit and we were working together.  I was changing my style frequently, looking for my own vision to emerge, and eventually I found myself in figurative art where I could express my personality most fully.”

Soviet Poster Collection

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In the Soviet Union, the Constructivist movement took hold in the ’20s with the goal of creating a new technological society. Building on Kasimir Malevich’s Suprematist movement (the Russian outgrowth of Cubo-Futurism), the Constructivists developed an “agitational” style of composition, marked by strong diagonals, photomontage and color. Led by El Lissitsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Gustav Klutsis, and the Stenberg Brothers, the Constructivists’ work would have a major impact on Western design, primarily through the Bauhaus and the de Stijl movement.

This scientific language of design was popularized in a new international decorative movement called Art Deco. In this machine age style, power and speed became the primary themes. Shapes were simplified and streamlined, and curved letterforms were replaced by sleek, angular ones. Art Deco showed a wide variety of graphic influences, from the modern art movements of Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism and Dada; to the design advances of the Vienna Secession, Plakatstil, and the Russian Constructivists; to the exotic art of Persia, Egypt, and Africa.

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Ralph Gabriner


Pulaski Skyway

Pulaski Skyway

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Manhattan Looking South

Manhattan Looking South

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Christian Gun Sales

Christian Gun Sales

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Bronx Rock Crusher

Bronx Rock Crusher

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

PSE&G Power Plant

PSE&G Power Plant

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Coney Island Scream Zone

Coney Island Scream Zone

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Bronx Tire Shop

Bronx Tire Shop

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Wall St. Arrest Scene

Wall St. Arrest Scene

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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$550 (Unframed)

Broadway and 238th St.

Broadway and 238th St.

Pigment Inkjet Print
18” x 12”
$750 (Framed)
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20” x 13”
$550 (Unframed)

Shaving Scene

Shaving Scene

Pigment Inkjet Print
18” x 12”
$750 (Framed)
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$550 (Unframed)

Coney Island

Coney Island

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Pizza Delivery

Pizza Delivery

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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13” x 20”
$550 (Unframed)

Metro North Bronx NY

Metro North Bronx NY

Pigment Inkjet Print
18” x 12”
$750 (Framed)
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$550 (Unframed)

Cross Bronx Expressway

Cross Bronx Expressway

Pigment Inkjet Print
18” x 12”
$750 (Framed)
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20” x 13”
$550 (Unframed)

 Mom's Kitchen

Mom's Kitchen

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
$750 (Framed)
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$550 (Unframed)

 

Ralph Gabriner-headshot“These photographs are no act of imagination. They exist only as the accidental result of shoe leather meeting subject matter. This is my way of saying at the outset that I approach without preconception.  Anyway, life is much stranger than I could ever imagine.  It is an odd fact, but for me the act of stumbling around is more effective as a method for taking pictures (even though it’s a tiresome process) than it would be to hire some actors and stage a play for the camera.

For example, I would never have the imagination to blow life into a line of laundry as it was drying on a windy day.  And, it would never occur to me to devise a giant machine that crushes rock and then place a man on top of this machine wearing a bandana while the mirage of a new car floats in the sky behind him.  Only the greatest theatrical talent could imagine such a thing, and then to stage it, why it would cost a fortune!  It’s better to stroll around the Bronx where such things are known to take place, free of charge.  And, even if you had the money to squander on such a project how would you ever train birds to fly in formation beneath an overhead pipeline?

No, I’ve thought about this awhile now, and I’ve come to this conclusion:  There is no concept born in my brain that could ever be as vital as the interweaving of elements that occurs every day without my even saying a word or issuing a command.  One just has to get out and “be there.”  In case you don’t have the time for that, I’ve done it for you.”

Tracy Helgeson


Bound By Shadows

Bound By Shadows

Oil on Wood Panel
24” x 30” x 2”
$3,400

Divided

Divided

Oil on Wood Panel
9” x 18” x 1”
$1,200

Surrounding Hills

Surrounding Hills

Oil on Wood Panel
18” x 18” x 1”
$1,600

Sweet Corn at Sundown

Sweet Corn at Sundown

Oil on Wood Panel
16” x 18” x 1”
$1,600

The Big Pink (Barn)

The Big Pink (Barn)

Oil on Wood Panel
30” x 40” x 2”
$4,500

Dark Barn with Sheep

Dark Barn with Sheep

Oil on Wood Panel
18” x 14” x 1”
$1,200

Sheep Study #838

Sheep Study #838

Oil on Wood Panel
5” x 7” x 1”
$260

Sheep Study #839

Sheep Study #839

Oil on Wood Panel
6” x 6” x 1”
$260

Sheep Study #840

Sheep Study #840

Oil on Wood Panel
6” x 6” x 1”
$260

Barn Study #827

Barn Study #827

Oil on Wood Panel
6” x 6” x 1”
$260

 

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Artist Tracy Helgeson paints the classic subject of America’s rural culture and agricultural community, capturing an era once forgotten, yet preserved at the same time. There is a modern, otherworldly take on her subjects and locations.

Tracy explains it best, “In creating a painting, my intent is to capture an evocative feeling and an essence of a landscape, structure or person that I feel a connection to. The images that I choose usually have a basis in reality, but I often alter composition, color and light to more accurately express my feelings about how and what I see.

I truly appreciate the process of painting; the texture of the surfaces that I prepare, the richness of the colors and glazes that I choose, the softness of a brush, the smell of the paint, medium and solvent and the excitement of creating an image.”

Charlotta Janssen


Agricultural Abundance, Do Not Spindle: Cow

Agricultural Abundance, Do Not Spindle: Cow

Oil, Acrylic, Iron Oxide & Collage Onto Canvas
52" x 72"
$9,500

Two Boxers

Two Boxers

Acrylic & Iron Oxide Onto Paper
20" x 30"
$2,400

The Fabric of Lincoln

The Fabric of Lincoln

Oil, Acrylic, Iron Oxide & Collage Onto Canvas
24" x 36"
$4,200

Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier

Oil, Acrylic, Iron Oxide & Collage Onto Canvas
24" x 72"
$5,500

Man and Machine: Flight (Clifford Harmon before the Crash)

Man and Machine: Flight (Clifford Harmon before the Crash)

Oil, Acrylic, Iron Oxide & Collage Onto Canvas
48" x 48"
$6,800

Man and Invention: Coxey’s Lifesavers & Water Wings

Man and Invention: Coxey’s Lifesavers & Water Wings

Oil, Acrylic, Iron Oxide & Collage Onto Canvas
48" x 72"
$8,200

I Want To Thank Bank of America For My Adjustable Rate Mortgage

I Want To Thank Bank of America For My Adjustable Rate Mortgage

Oil, Acrylic, Iron Oxide & Collage Onto Canvas
48" x 72"
$9,800

 

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“I work in a subject matter of portraiture, politics, and banality. I’m a figurative painter, though to me it’s so abstract, that it’s concrete: I just like having a figurative excuse to distribute paint unevenly onto a canvas. My medium is acrylic, oil, iron oxide (rust) and collage. The color spectrum is narrow on the cusp of black and white and color: core tones are black, white, teal and rust.

I am strongly influenced by the great void of Americana, classic portraiture, my German roots and my life in Brooklyn which to me is the tactility of the now: t a lot of urban decay which I often express in collage onto the painted work. I’m awestruck by Romare Bearden for his great use of collage and composition, Jacob Lawrence for his use of simple materials (cheap paints and lined pages) to make great work, Francis Bacon for his fearless exposure of the un-pretty human shape as well as Lucian Freud, Edward Hopper for his almost effortless depiction of the void and Norman Rockwell for his courageous depiction of kitsch. Photographers such as Ingrid Maier, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange inspire me for their stark light and strong composition of people in every day settings as well as Disfarmer for his awkward portraiture.

I love the human stench with all its faults and beauty. I love painting it into what I call augmented portraiture: a portrait /painting with collage and retro-collage, giving you the tactility and possibly of glance at the person’s or persons’ “now” and “story”. It’s a way of bringing in sound bites, textures, abstract shapes and color into the composition.”

Jeff Schneider


Red Target

Red Target

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”
$4,900

Hit or Miss

Hit or Miss

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 34”
$4,300

Exercise One

Exercise One

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 34”
$4,300

Three Riders

Three Riders

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
40” x 34”
$3,750

Sundown

Sundown

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”
$4,900

Target

Target

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”
$4,900

Four Lemons

Four Lemons

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
42” x 72”
$4,900

Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 72”
$4,900

In Conversation

In Conversation

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
16” x 24”
$1,400

 

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Artist Jeff Schneider’s take on the West brings in overlapping themes of nature and persona that question both the nature and possibility of unity.

“I consider these paintings randomly narrative. They work by association, making unlikely connections between different types of images, languages and signs. It is my intention to leave the viewer puzzled as to where and how meaning lies between relationships. To question the nature and possibility of unity through representational and abstract concepts.”

Irish Times Art Critic, Aidan Dunne, commented, “Cowboys in saddles, smoking models, posed fruit and drapery are given room and strength to claim their own identity within a single canvas.  In Schneider’s paintings, independent fields of unlikely imagery pulsate.  Foreground and background vibrate off each other, switching roles.  Sophisticatedly staged, the artist utilizes color to create frictional, fictional, interchangeable relationships among the paintings components.  Schneider’s colors separate and engage elements of his paintings in active play for presence, dominance and the favor of the crowd’s eye”.

Americana Art Opening


“I would like to give a big shout out of thanks to the 500 artists, friends, guests and supporters of transFORM’s Art Gallery and custom cabinetry for making our February 5th, “Americana” Art Opening such a spectacular success.

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The evening had a sense of camaraderie and warmth on a cold winter night, both within our walls and at the adjoining 7th Floor showrooms. It’s safe to say this collection of artists has taken the Gallery to the next level by showing their exemplary use of color, imagery and technique. Their works have shown internationally and are recognized as great investments.

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The Americana artists have taken the Gallery to the next level by showing their exemplary use of color, imagery and technique. Their works have shown internationally and are recognized as great investments.

I am happy to walk you through the Gallery or feel free to come check it out yourself – whatever works for you.”

 The exhibit is on display till May 3rd, 2015.

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