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Announcing transFORM Gallery’s Premiere NYC Art Exhibit: Rock, Paper, Scissors


art-nyc-new york-new york city-manhattan-new york design center-nydc-exhibit-premiere-gallery-transform-transform gallery-what's new what's next-interior designtransFORM Gallery is excited to announce our premiere art exhibit, Rock, Paper, Scissors, at our Manhattan Showroom in the New York Design Center.  The opening reception for this international mixed media art exhibit will be held on September 18th from 2pm to 9pm to coincide with the New York Design Center’s highly anticipated annual event, What’s New What’s Next.  In addition, transFORM Gallery will be hosting a presentation on art consulting, Untapped Revenue for Designers, at 6:45pm.  Come enjoy the artwork and celebrate our first Manhattan exhibit and the thriving use of art in the New York design community.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors explores the way an artist’s unique choices of medium shape their process and their artwork. From rock and metal sculptures to burned paper and elaborate collage, these artists manipulate seemingly simple objects into constructs of the imagination. Common items and supplies are re-imagined and brought to life through surprising techniques. The exhibit features an eclectic and international mix of paintings, sculpture, collage, photography, and mixed media by Lubomir Tomaszewski, Rodolfo Edwards, Glenn Fischer, Mark Van Wagner, Michael Buscemi, and Wayne Zebzda.  Come and experience one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork and share wine and conversation with exhibit curators and art consultants, Kara O’Neill, transFORM Gallery Art Director and guest curator, Lisa Cooper.

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Kara O’Neill, transFORM Gallery Art Director, and Art Consultant, Lisa Cooper, will share best practices on how to find quality decorative artwork that transforms your client’s home.  The discussion will cover a range of topics including the display of artwork from paintings to sculptures, current trends, and the hanging and care of artwork.

About What’s New What’s Next

The New York Design Center presents its sixth annual What’s New, What’s Next, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and art-nyc-new york-new york city-manhattan-new york design center-nydc-exhibit-premiere-gallery-transform-transform gallery-what's new what's next-interior designproducts. The most anticipated interior design event of the season will boast presentations, book signings, and panel discussions with the industry’s top editors, designers, and manufacturers.

In addition to the stimulating programs surrounding the latest trends, guests have the opportunity to view new product introductions ranging from residential to contract, rugs to lighting, sofas to tiles, ultra-modern to traditional, and everything in between. What’s New, What’s Next celebrates every facet of the design industry generating a buzz that can’t be missed.

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New Rochelle ArtsFest 2014 – Children’s Book Reading, “2nd Nature” Closing Reception and Art Sale


ArtsFest returns to transFORM Gallery on Saturday, September 27th from 10am to 8pm, for a day of special events including a book reading and book signing by renowned Children’s Author, Illustrator and Caldecott Medal Winner, Anita Lobel at 4pm.  There will be a closing reception, from 5 – 8pm, for our outstanding exhibit, “2nd Nature, Beauty in the Ordinary”.  In addition, exclusive discounts will be offered on all exhibited artwork for ArtsFest.

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  • What: ArtsFest 2014 at transFORM Gallery. Book reading and book signing by renowned Children’s Author, Illustrator and Caldecott Medal Winner, Anita Lobel. Closing reception for “2nd Nature, Beauty in the Ordinary”. Discounts offered on all exhibited artwork for ArtsFest.

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  • When: Open – 10am to 8pm. Book Reading – 4pm.  Closing Reception – 5 to 8 pm.

  • Where: transFORM Gallery, 20 Jones Street, New Rochelle, NY, 10801.

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About New Rochelle ArtsFest

Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle and Pelham, with art exhibits, programs and family-friendly activities that spotlight the community’s rich cultural and artistic diversity. ArtsFest will feature art installations in traditional spaces as well as downtown windows, tours of artist’s studios, live music, great food, exciting performances, eclectic shopping and a free “Culture Trolley” providing “hop on – hop off” transportation to the activities taking place in public and private cultural spaces.

David Stahl


Angry Storm Clouds

Angry Storm Clouds

Mixed Media
Purchased

Dawn of Spring

Dawn of Spring

Mixed Media
$250

Bubbling Over

Bubbling Over

Mixed Media
Purchased

Reflections in the Dark

Reflections in the Dark

Mixed Media
$150

Shimmering Night Sky

Shimmering Night Sky

Mixed Media
Purchased

Chaos

Chaos

Mixed Media
$200

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Mixed Media
$350

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Mixed Media
$225

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Mixed Media
$200

Blue Storm

Blue Storm

Mixed Media
Purchased

As Was Before

As Was Before

Mixed Media
$225

Starburst

Starburst

Mixed Media
$150

Treasure Coins

Treasure Coins

Mixed Media
Purchased

A Windy Scene

A Windy Scene

Mixed Media
$175

Night of Confusion

Night of Confusion

Mixed Media
$125

Window Art

Window Art

Mixed Media
Purchased

Complexities

Complexities

Mixed Media
$275

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Mixed Media
$350

Ring Toss

Ring Toss

Mixed Media
$225

Metropolis

Metropolis

Mixed Media
$150

Complications

Complications

Mixed Media
$200

Blast Off

Blast Off

Mixed Media
$175

Overflowing

Overflowing

Mixed Media
$75

Melting in the Sun

Melting in the Sun

Mixed Media
Purchased

Ancient Artifact

Ancient Artifact

Mixed Media
Purchased

Thoughts in Motion

Thoughts in Motion

Mixed Media
$175

After the Rain

After the Rain

Mixed Media
$225

Flames of Steel

Flames of Steel

Mixed Media
$125

 

david stahl transform galleryI create three dimensional pieces out of common, sometimes unrelated items, and transform them into sculptures that are unusually complex in composition. The materials I use vary but include wood, screws, nuts, and bolts held together with hot glue. The glue not only holds the parts together, but itself becomes part of the sculpture. Finishing the sculptures with spray paint creates a sense of mystery and gives a cohesive look and feel.

Each of the pieces tends to start forming rather quickly and sometimes evolves into something different than it started out as, but the placement of the materials is never random. I make decisions specifically based on how each item added affects the overall look and composition of the piece. When looking at the sculptures from different angles, up close, and from a distance, you discover many worlds within one piece.

It is sometimes difficult to predict whether or not the glue will hold the individual pieces exactly where I place them. At times more glue is required to hold parts in place and at other times the weight of the parts causes them to shift. At those times I make the decision to either try to re-secure the part or let it rest where it has fallen. I enjoy the challenge of testing the limits.

Part of what I try to accomplish is to create a piece of art that is interesting and exciting through the use of different materials which seem to take on new identities once they become part of a sculpture. I experience a feeling of serenity while working on my sculptures and enjoy communicating thoughts through my artwork.

Wayne Ensrud


Girl at the Piano

Girl at the Piano

acrylic on canvas
44" x 36"
$15,000

Girl at the Window

Girl at the Window

acrylic on canvas
42" x 34"
$12,000

Girl Looking at the Sea

Girl Looking at the Sea

acrylic on canvas
54" x 46"
$15,000

Goddess

Goddess

hydrocal sculpture with gold patina
9" x 4" x 3"
$1,200

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

acrylic & fabric on canvas
30" x 30"
$7,500

Nude Figure I

Nude Figure I

crayon on cream - colored paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Nude Figure II

Nude Figure II

crayon on cream - colored paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Nude Figure III

Nude Figure III

crayon on cream - colored paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Nude Figure IV

Nude Figure IV

crayon on cream - colored paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Nude Figure V

Nude Figure V

black ink on white paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Nude Figure VI

Nude Figure VI

black ink on white paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Nude Figure VII

Nude Figure VII

black ink on white paper
24" x 19"
$1,800

Reclining Figure I

Reclining Figure I

crayon with colored border on paper
29" x 22"
$2,200

Reclining Figure II

Reclining Figure II

crayon with colored border on paper
29" x 22"
$2,200

Siesta

Siesta

tempera on pressed board
8" x 10"
$1,800

The Lovers

The Lovers

hydrocal sculpture with green - gold patina
10" x 5" x 3"
$1,200

Yellow Nude

Yellow Nude

acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
$8,500

 

wayyyneWayne Ensrud is an internationally known and acclaimed artist. Known foremost as a painter and printmaker, he was also the youngest Art Director of the Dept. of Motion Pictures and Television for the University of California; juror on the San Francisco International Film Festival; Art Director for KQED, San Francisco; Executive Art Director of PBS-TV Channel 13, New York City; Film Animator of man’s first walk in space for ABC-TV’s Gemini Space Program; Creative Director for the award winning series, “The Computer and the Mind of Man”; Professor of film animation at Pratt Institute;  magazine and book illustrator and creator of more than 50 lithographic editions.

Born in Minnesota, his career began at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has studied with such renowned masters as Ben Shahn, Joseph Albers, Jacques Lipchitz and Oskar Kokoschka. The relationship with Kokoschka focused him on nature, landscape, the figure and portraiture. He has also ventured deeply into the realm of non-objective abstraction in order to increase his awareness of form, color and assemblage.

Ensrud has had over 60 solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Japan. He has painted the major chateaux and vineyards of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Chateauneuf du Pape, Italy and Napa Valley. Some of his commissions include:  Moet-Chandon, Martell Cognac, Godiva Liqueur, House of Seagrams, American Express, Domaine de La Romanee-Conti, Domaine Leflaive, Georges Duboeuf and Robert Mondavi.

Ensrud has toured and painted the three-star restaurants of France, the famous New York City restaurants, the renowned bistros and Belle Epoque cafés of Paris and the top Napa Valley restaurants. Ensrud has also created murals for restaurants in Paris, New York City, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Ensrud was also commissioned by Robert and Margrit Mondavi to create 20 different images and hand-paint them on 20 different jeroboam bottles as the Mondavi auction lot for the 2001 Napa Valley Wine Auction. The lot sold for a record-breaking $260,000.

In recognition of Ensrud’s formidable body of work, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf presented an exhibition June 15 – September 16, 2007 at their cultural center Hameau du Vin of their private collection of 100 Ensrud paintings, drawings and watercolors as well as Ensrud’s first commission for Georges Duboeuf, the 1987 Beaujolais Nouveau poster. In 2009, Georges Duboeuf commissioned Wayne to create a special wine label for his exceptional ’09 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau in celebration of Sherry-Lehmann’s 75th anniversary.Following the success of this popular label, the Duboeuf family continues to commission Ensrud each year to create a special Beaujolais Nouveau label and poster design.

 

 

Ricardo Ravetllat


Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
21 x 28 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
16 x 21 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
28 x 20 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
28 x 20 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
25 x 21 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
25 x 18 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
33 x 27 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
26 x 21 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
32 x 23 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
32 x 26 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
28 x 22 cm (framed)
$325

Serie Bitácoras

Serie Bitácoras

mixed media on paper
31 x 26 cm (framed)
$325

 

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Ricardo Ravetllat is an artist as well as a relentless traveler, whose firsthand experiences of different cultures has greatly enriched his work.  Influences of the Orient, in particular Ancient India, are prevalent in his art.  Ravetllat’s work is defined by his mixed-media technique and great experimentation with various materials.  He has developed a unique and personal formula that imbues his images with warmth and understated elegance. The artist’s great admiration for ancient cultures, combined with his superb technique, make his work stand out against the usual currents of today’s art trends.

Working like an alchemist, Ravetllat utilizes simple materials like paper, pencil, color, and old frames to represent the fragility of this life. This collection was inspired by religious paintings of the Middle Ages, however, the artist notes that these images were not created for religious worship, but simple meditation.

Ravetllat currently resides alternately between Berlin, Germany and Punta del Este, Uruguay where he produces and exhibits his work.  He has been selected for and awarded prizes in many different art competitions in Argentina as well as throughout Europe. His works are held in many private collections including: The Americas Collection in Miami, The USA Collection, C. Herzog Collection in Germany, Alfredo Lanz Collection in Spain, Black Box Collection, Miguel Borstein Collection in Puerto Rico, Hyatt Collection in Buenos Aires and in Duhau Palace.

 

Sebastiano Vitale


Narcissus

Narcissus

fine art print
30 x 20 in. (framed)
$2,500

The player

The player

fine art print
30 x 20 in. (framed)
$2,500

The Fury

The Fury

Lambda print mounted on dibond
72 x 47 in. edition of 7, 39 x 27 in. edition of 9 (unframed)

The Mystique

The Mystique

Lambda print mounted on dibond
72 x 47 in. edition of 7, 39 x 27 in. edition of 9 (unframed)

The Nympeht

The Nympeht

Lambda print mounted on dibond
72 x 47 in. edition of 7, 39 x 27 in. edition of 9 (unframed)

The Glance

The Glance

Lambda print mounted on dibond
72 x 47 in. edition of 7, 39 x 27 in edition of 9 (unframed)

Home

Home

Lambda print mounted on dibond
72 x 47 in. edition of 7, 39 x 27 in. edition of 9 (unframed)

The Enlightened

The Enlightened

Lambda print mounted on dibond
72 x 47 in. edition of 7, 39 x 27 in. edition of 9 (unframed)

 

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“I’ve been working for the past 15 years in the field of art, mass communication and visual journalism. I love telling stories and I use any possible form of expression to do it.”

Vitale began his career in art working with visionary projects such as 80/81 and Hell.com that have played a relevant role in global exhibits of media and art. The works discussed, presented and exposed important and controversial issues through installations in several festivals, fairs and museums around the world including MOMA in San Francisco, CITIA Annecy, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, ARCO Madrid, ZKM Karlsruhe, ARTISSIMA Torino, FIB Benicassim, and La Villette Numerique in Paris.  These exhibits were featured and reviewed by many international news groups such as CNN, BBC, El Mundo, El Pais, Liberation, Le Monde, Repubblica and Encyclopedia Britannica.

The process of creating exhibits gradually led Vitale to the world of mass communication, creating campaigns as creative director for many brands and advertising agencies including FIAT, the Olympic Games, Ogilvy, RAI, and Grazia Neri.

In 2009 Vitale published his first book, “Diari di un Aristopunk”, a fictional work.

Vitale’s documentary style work, Cocaland, a multimedia project regarding narcotraffic in Bolivia, has been selected amongst the 5 projects of the year at the MIPDoc, and Cannes film festivals in 2009. Now Cocaland is a video-concert with live music, live video and text written for Vitale by a former cocaine producer.

In 2012, Vitale produced a massive scale installation of 50 meters of video wall at the Atlanta Airport’s new terminal.

For several years, Vitale worked as a freelance photojournalist for various magazines.

In 2010, Vitale began working on “The Raw Horse”, a large scale fine art photography project photographing horses in Argentina.