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Elise Black


Garden Nymphs I

Garden Nymphs I

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 40"
$3,800

Garden Nymphs II

Garden Nymphs II

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 40"
$3,800

Garden Nymphs III

Garden Nymphs III

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 40"
$3,800

Black Buddha

Black Buddha

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 30"
$3,200

Gold Buddha

Gold Buddha

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 30"
$3,200

Purple Buddha

Purple Buddha

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 30"
$3,200

Red Buddha

Red Buddha

Mixed Media Photography
30" x 30"
$3,200

 

EliseBlack-Headshot-1Elise Black is a multi-media artist residing in Westport, Ct. Her inspiration comes from a multitude of sources including nature as well as man-made materials and objects. Working in many mediums allows for a cross-pollination of ideas and concepts…. many resulting in visually engaging, textural and dimensional works of art.

Her work as an illustrator and designer in the fashion industry in the 1980’s is reflective in her handling of her works on canvas…some have sewn panels and elements, others may employ the use of sequins, rhinestones, glass, rubber, yarn and many other unconventional materials.

Her assemblages and sculptures are mixed media creations that are wall-hung and free standing… utilizing found and unconventional objects as well as employing many of her mediums in a single piece of art.

Black’s work appears in corporate and private collections worldwide and is included in the Permanent Art Collection of the town of Westport Ct, as well as the Lower East Side in NYC.

 

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Michael Thornton-Smith


Defined by Light 1

Defined by Light 1

Oil on Canvas
24” x 24”
$2,550

Defined by Light 2

Defined by Light 2

Oil on Canvas
24” x 24”
$2,550

Perpetual Light 4

Perpetual Light 4

Oil on Canvas
12” x 12”
$950

Perpetual Light 5

Perpetual Light 5

Oil on Canvas
12” x 12”
$950

Events NYC 1

Events NYC 1

Oil on Canvas
12” x 12”
$950

Events NYC 2

Events NYC 2

Oil on Canvas
12” x 12”
$950

Events NYC 3

Events NYC 3

Oil on Canvas
12” x 12”
$950

Events NYC 4

Events NYC 4

Oil on Canvas
12” x 12”
$950

RR 6

RR 6

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
24” x 48”
$3,850

Dandelion 2

Dandelion 2

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
50” x 50”
$6,800

The Oxbow 2

The Oxbow 2

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 48”
$6,500

Night Slope I

Night Slope I

Oil on Canvas
16" x 16"
$1,800

Night Slope II

Night Slope II

Oil on Canvas
16" x 16"
$1,800

Four Elements I

Four Elements I

Oil on Panel
16" x 9.25"
$850

 

MTS-Headshot“I was raised in Cornwall, and grew up in the English countryside. My earliest sketches were studies of my surroundings, locations that I felt moved to record. I have been influenced by the tradition of British landscape painting, particularly in my early works.

My paintings express a response to my perception of nature, to the transient acts of weather and the tenuous beauty of spontaneous cloud formations, captured in a fleeting moment. Traveling has been a source of inspiration for my work, taking me throughout the British Isles and Europe, and later through North Africa and East Africa. There is a body of my work that celebrates these experiences.

Sometimes I work from numerous studies, not always from the same location, but all with a view to a larger work. I love the skies, the source of light and the constantly changing barometric configurations. The expansive, magical thunderstorms over the savannah, the atmospheric conditions and their effect on the terrain; and more recently, the alluvial landscapes of the Hudson River Valley and the Long Island Sound.”

 

B.A. D’Alessandro


Little Spontaneity

Little Spontaneity

Steel
H 11" x W 7" x D 5"
$450

Bat Out Of Hell

Bat Out Of Hell

Steel
H 11" x W 12.5" x D 4.5"
$650

Feather In The Cap

Feather In The Cap

Steel
H 17.5" x W 9.5" x D 5"
$400

Cherry Strike

Cherry Strike

Steel
H 11.5" x W 6" x D 6"
$850

Floating Tepee

Floating Tepee

Steel
H 13" x W 7" x D 6.5"
$850

 

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“Every time I step into the studio to weld I am excited at the prospect of making a new sculpture; I look forward to the process. The challenge of taking an industrial product, cutting and fabricating shapes, then welding them together to create a strong, three-dimensional design brings joy to my soul. There is nothing more invigorating than playing with steel.”

B.A. attended two Westchester County colleges, receiving an Associate of Arts degree at Briarcliff College and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Studio Art with an emphasis in sculpture at Marymount College. B.A. studied welding techniques at Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan with David Boyajian and followed him to his studio at The Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield, Connecticut.

B.A. D’Alessandro has created sculptures in a variety of materials, but has been concentrating on steel for the last twenty years. Steel lends itself well to straight lines, angles and curves; the influence of geometric shapes is apparent in her sculptures. Taking “pre-formed” stock pieces of steel, the artist arranges and organizes them to create strong, balanced structures. Painting them black gives each its own elegance. Adding color in the past few years to selected pieces has given them a new boldness.

 

 

Kellyann Monaghan


Dead End, Warehouse, Greenpoint

Dead End, Warehouse, Greenpoint

Oil on Panel
12” x 12”
$600 (unframed)

Water Tower at Matchless, Greenpoint

Water Tower at Matchless, Greenpoint

Oil on Panel
8” x 10”
$600 (framed)

Hess, Water Tower, Church and World Trade Construction

Hess, Water Tower, Church and World Trade Construction

Oil on Canvas
40” x 48”
$2,400

Newtown Creek and Midtown

Newtown Creek and Midtown

Oil on Panel
14” x 18”
$900 (unframed)

George Washington Bridge at Hudson I

George Washington Bridge at Hudson I

Oil on Panel
12” x 25”
$900 (framed)

Rooftop and Golden Arches

Rooftop and Golden Arches

Oil on Canvas
36” x 42”
$2,000

Flushing Project Windows

Flushing Project Windows

Oil on Canvas
38” x 46”
$2,000

In Between, DUMBO Rooftop, Brooklyn Bridge

In Between, DUMBO Rooftop, Brooklyn Bridge

Oil on Canvas
40” x 36”
$1,800

Church at Newtown Creek

Church at Newtown Creek

Oil on Panel
18” x 14”
$900 (unframed)

Williamsburg Bridge Sneakers

Williamsburg Bridge Sneakers

Oil on Panel
14" x 12"
$700 (framed)

Yellow Windows And Williamsburg Bridge

Yellow Windows And Williamsburg Bridge

Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
SOLD

George Washington Bridge At Hudson River

George Washington Bridge At Hudson River

Monotype
16" x 18"
$300

Fullest Moon Over Brooklyn

Fullest Moon Over Brooklyn

Monotype
16" x 18"
$500

Gowanus Water Tower At Night

Gowanus Water Tower At Night

Oil on Panel
12" x 16"

Williamsburg Bridge And Condo Construction

Williamsburg Bridge And Condo Construction

Oil on Panel
12" x 24"
$800 (framed)

 

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I use landscapes and urban landscapes as a journey and stage for the drama of light, air and movement. I attempt to see past the structured architecture into the otherworldly qualities of the landscape. I am intrigued by the way light plays on architecture, energizing and describing form. There is a mystery in the dynamics of light and atmosphere in contrast to the architectural structures.

There is emptiness and solitude in the spaces I paint; yet they have a quality of human presence through the atmosphere and illumination. In the recent years, I have been obsessed with the rooftops of cluttered Brooklyn and New York City spaces, where the architecture is piled and pushing upon each other. Currently the repeating forms of the satellite dishes and antennae that dominate many apartment rooftops are central to the visual rhythm in my paintings. Construction cranes and scaffolding also play a role in creating the rhythmic urban spaces. I have exaggerated and edited qualities from city life into dramatic compositions. The sky and the spaces between buildings are as significant as the buildings themselves. I am fascinated by the city’s night sky, which reflects the ever-present human interjection of light pollution.

During a recent stay in Southern France, Toulouse region I had access to the beautiful landscape, old and decaying buildings and by contrast, the modernized forms and structures of contemporary life. I painted primarily on site and in the open air. The small medieval villages and ancient farms inspired many paintings. In these works I depicted lush landscapes, claustrophobic village streets and dilapidated farms. There is a quirky relationship between the village tiled rooftops and the gritty ones of my Brooklyn spaces. Even in this beautiful and historic place there are television satellite dishes sprouting about.

My aim is to maintain an element of spontaneity and directness in the paint. A fluid and spontaneous quality in the every paint stroke is very important to me. I primarily work all prima and often plein air. I edit, emphasize and exaggerate structural forms from life observation. The process allows for idiosyncratic and unexpected painterly qualities to occur.

 

A Retrospective of Alexander Rutsch Opening Reception


transFORM Gallery broke all art opening night attendance and sales records during our Saturday, June 13th, Alexander Rutsch Retrospective reception. Understandably, this was a result of Alexander’s international notoriety and local influence as an artist.

transFORM Art Gallery Director, Kara O’Neill and Alexander’s daughter Alexi Brock, lead the presentation reminiscing about her father’s early background and his time spent in France where he collaborated with his contemporaries, Picasso and Dali.  These collaborations are strongly seen in several paintings throughout our gallery.

This show is a great opportunity to view museum quality work as evidenced by the mixed media portrait of Dali created during a sitting at the St. Regis, New York in 1969. Rutsch’s work is collected worldwide and we are thrilled to make it available to the local audience.

An artist in her own right, Alexander’s wife, Kathy Rutsch, also contributed ceramic arts and paintings to this show.

We think, with Alexander’s musical background, he would have appreciated musicians Eric Katz and Charlie Rhyner, for setting the mood and providing jazz entertainment throughout the night.

This unique show runs through August 30, 2015.

For more information contact Kara O’Neill – koneill@transformhome.com | 914-500-0982

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Irish Meetup: Daniel O’Sullivan’s “Ireland through Dreamlike Eyes” Presentation


We were happy to welcome two New York City Meetup groups to our NYDC showroom. The Irish in New York and The Irish / British Genealogy Groups convened last Thursday, June 11th, to hear Dublin artist, Daniel O’Sullivan talk about his “Ireland” series of paintings.

transFORM Art Gallery Director, Kara O’Neill and Daniel O’Sullivan lead the discussion on Ireland’s past, present and future. While enjoying wine and light refreshments, the attentive audience asked interesting questions and added to the commentary.

Speaking of his experiences, Daniel’s art captures both the tradition and uniqueness of Irish culture, subtleties often lost to the tourist or non-Irish Native.

A special thank you to all the guests in attendance for making this Meetup so enjoyable.

Here’s feedback from our guests:

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“It makes me nostalgic for Ireland- again. A lovely evening out with great companions. Great art. Great artist presentation. Great food & wine. What could be better?” – Karen

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“Loved the exhibit and the demonstration rooms, perfect for New York apartments!” – Marcia

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“…Thank you so much for inviting us into your beautifully thought out space. It was gorgeous!”- Karen

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“Wonderful in every way – the artist, his art and talk, host, environment, people…really enjoyed it!” – Erin

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