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Alexa Grace


 

 

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“Alexa Grace received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She began illustrating for The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, both Time and LIFE Magazines, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press, L.A. Times, Mademoiselle, Dia Nappon Printing, etc.

She has four published books – Un Journey de Chien, Hachette, Paris, When Moma Retires, Knopf, The Baby Book, Running Press, Uncommon Wisdom, and Ariel Books. She is currently working on another children’s book for Gallimard, Paris.

Alexa artistically focuses on collage, assemblage, drawing, jewelry and ornament. Her porcelain work was first exhibited at The Graham Gallery along side Edward Gorey in 1976. She had a one-women exhibition of American Women Illustrators. She was included in The John Michael Kolar Center of Surrealist Art Exhibition.

She has lectured at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Kansas, and has given an illustration workshop at The Walker Arts Center. She was awarded a grant from Art Park, Buffalo, NY.”

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Catherine Latson


Sister Vine

Sister Vine

Bittersweet Vine
42" x 16" x 11"
$1,250
(installed with preserved greens)

Lodge Sconce

Lodge Sconce

Bittersweet Vine
65" x 24" x 16"
$3,400

Bittersweet Font

Bittersweet Font

Bittersweet Vine, Recycled Wine Barrel Hoop, Basket Reed
56" H x 33" W
$2,200
(installed with live plants)

Moss Tie

Moss Tie

Reindeer Moss & Found Objects
16" x 5" x 2"
Plexi Box Frame 23" x 11" x 3"
$2,000

Evelyn

Evelyn

Thread
18" x 6" x 3"
Plexi Box Frame 24" x 13" x 4.75"
$1,200

Sea Urchin Tutu

Sea Urchin Tutu

Sea Urchin Shells (collected on the coast of Maine), Deconstructed Bodice, Tulle, Wood, Veneer, Whale Bone, Antique Tatting Threads, Cotton Batting
24" x 34" x 24"
$7,200
(installed with stand)

the LITTLEs: goin'COMMANDO

the LITTLEs: goin'COMMANDO

Tapioca Root, Thread, Wooden Skewers, Broken Toggles
5" x 4"
$125 (unframed)

the LITTLEs: MOTHeaten

the LITTLEs: MOTHeaten

Pine Fern, Kimono Fragments, Thread
7" x 6"
$125 (unframed)

the LITTLEs: theTINIEST

the LITTLEs: theTINIEST

Muslin Remnant, Vintage Silk, Paper Cord, Thread
5" x 3"
$125 (unframed)

 

Catherine Latson Fine Art Documentation

“The building blocks of the natural world are endlessly interesting. No ocean or forest is bereft of ideas. I am drawn to organic “stuff” and spend my time gathering, dismantling, reassembling, and innovating with the things I find. Whether it is the grace of a vine’s curve, the architecture of a conch shell, the brocade surface of a sea urchin, or the cascading nature of amaranths, the intrinsic properties of my medium take the creative lead. I reach for the asymmetrical, the imperfect, the corroded, and decomposed. Those are the makings of good stories. My work does not preach. Nature is the text and a full-fledged collaborator.

The Garment Series offers an unconventional take on the art and engineering of self-decoration. Using exclusively organic and repurposed materials, the language of clothing is explored. Garment forms are reimagined in tapioca root, magnolia leaves, moss, birch, sea urchin shells, amaranths, hydrangea petals, peacock quills, and more. While the forms are recognizably human, they are fragmented, weathered, and curious. They each have a story, a ghost, if you will. Clothing, whether it serves as camouflage or commentary, is a uniquely human experience. I want to turn that experience, that language, on its head by offering whimsical and improbable reinventions of the packages we put ourselves in.”

John Folchi


Cloud Study 1

Cloud Study 1

Oil on Canvas
14" x 26"
$600

 Cloud Study 2

Cloud Study 2

Oil on Canvas
14" x 18"
$600

Cloud Study 3

Cloud Study 3

Oil on Canvas
16" x 16"
$600

Cloudscape 5

Cloudscape 5

Oil on Canvas
22" x 16"
$600

Cloudscape 10

Cloudscape 10

Oil on Canvas
22" x 14"
$600

 Cloudscape 11

Cloudscape 11

Oil on Canvas
20" x 18"
$600

Cloudscape 13

Cloudscape 13

Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"
$600

 Cloudscape 14

Cloudscape 14

Oil on Canvas
24" x 16"
$600

Cloud Series 3

Cloud Series 3

Oil on Canvas
20" x 12"
$600

Cloud Series 6

Cloud Series 6

Oil on Canvas
24" x 20"
$600

Cloud Series 16

Cloud Series 16

Oil on Canvas
14" x 16"
$600

Landscape with Clouds

Landscape with Clouds

Oil on Canvas
35" x 23"
$800

Landscape with Clouds 2

Landscape with Clouds 2

Oil on Canvas
29" x 19"
$800

 

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“I have been painting since 1967. My first teacher was my father, William P. Folchi, who taught me the basics, such as anatomy, the technical skills of mixing and applying paint, and the ability to paint from life in the open air. He brought me to all the finest museums and galleries in the city, where I was introduced to my next set of teachers, the old masters and the contemporary innovators. My third major instructor was my professor, Theo Stavropoulos, an extraordinary Greek artist, whose work is too little known and recognized today. With this foundation, I constructed my own path on the artistic journey.

When someone asks me what I paint, they are frequently surprised by my response, “everything.” More specifically, I am an artist in the realist tradition, but my subjects have long ago crossed all boundaries, from figurative street scenes, to still life, to landscapes and clouds to my most recent works, paintings of the pavement that we walk upon each day and do not notice.

But there is a consistency to the subjects. All are encountered in our everyday existence, whether they are the fire escapes and water towers of the urban scene, the markings on the sidewalk, or the majestic trees that line the lakes of the Northeast.

I earlier said that I am on an artistic journey, one of exploration. But there is no final destination, or “find” at the end of the journey. There is only discovery along the way. Looking at my work, I hope the viewer will make the discoveries with me.”

Paula Barragan


Futuro Pluscuamperfecto

Futuro Pluscuamperfecto

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
43" x 79"
$3,200

Mosca Mashpi

Mosca Mashpi

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
44" x 38"
$2,100

Desde el Canopi

Desde el Canopi

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
43" x 51"
$3,000

Jungla de Papel II

Jungla de Papel II

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
43" x 51" (Artist Proof)
44" x 51" (Normal Size)
$3,000

Labios de Manray

Labios de Manray

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
22" x 78"
$1,600

Geografía Marina

Geografía Marina

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
Edition: 2/60
28" x 22"
$750

Papayanet

Papayanet

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
22" x 22"
$580

Naranjito

Naranjito

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
22" x 22"
$580

Castañuela

Castañuela

Adobe Illustrator Collage, Archival Print
22" x 22"
$580

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“My first studies were in design and illustration and this has influenced all my further work. Together with my artistic vision I have developed a creative process expressed in all my projects, my etchings, drawings, and paintings. I proceed in distinct ways according to the work I wish to present. When I begin a graphic design project I must communicate a certain message. On the contrary, when I start an etching, a drawing or painting I prefer to let my intuition work.

I find it difficult to explain the way I work some of my art projects but perhaps the strongest reason is the profound pleasure I experience during the process of discovering things. Even though sometimes this brings tension and stress.

I love creating with my hands and I put the same energy into all types of art with out making distinction between crafts and design, drawing, or printing. Above all I find deep satisfaction in good, new discoveries and working hard at all aspects of my work.

I work on very different themes. These give me space to tell various situations and stories of life. I have the possibility to express emotions; shyness, delight, misfortune; through forms and lines, color and light. I draw my ideas and the lives of people, animals and actions taking place in different spaces inside paintings, prints or drawings. I enjoy profoundly the process of doing my work.”

John Greene


Fencepost A-F

Fencepost A-F

Oil and Encaustic on Fencepost
3.5" on each side
$500 per cube

Untitled Standing Piece

Untitled Standing Piece

Two Sided - Oil and Encaustic on Panel
19.5" x 22" x 2"
$4,500

Untitled Silver #1

Untitled Silver #1

12 x 12
$1,500

Untitled Silver #3

Untitled Silver #3

30 x 30
$4,000

 Untitled Nail #1

Untitled Nail #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Mixed Media
19.5" x 43"
$9,000

 Untitled Nail #2

Untitled Nail #2

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Copper & Mixed Media
24" x 24"
$5,000

 Untitled Nail #3

Untitled Nail #3

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Lead & Mixed Media
24" x 24"
$5,000

Untitled Figurative #1

Untitled Figurative #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
30" x 24"
$6,000

 Untitled Landscape #1

Untitled Landscape #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Copper
48" x 48"
$17,000

Untitled Color Field #1

Untitled Color Field #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
53" x 48"
$15,000

Untitled Color Field #2

Untitled Color Field #2

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 48"
$16,000

Untitled Color Field #3

Untitled Color Field #3

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 48"
$16,000

Untitled Color Field #4

Untitled Color Field #4

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 48"
$16,000

Untitled Color Field #5

Untitled Color Field #5

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 48"
$16,000

Untitled Color Field #6

Untitled Color Field #6

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
72" x 72"
$20,000

 

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“For me, painting is about paint: color, texture, the joy of putting it on or scraping it off; I believe the results are best served by keen and repeated viewing. My painting is about surface primarily. Surface is feeling – it can be ambivalent. It gives the illusion of depth and reflection, of time and memory and complexity.

I prefer imagined sites rather than actual landscapes. I incorporate crossroads, paths taken or not taken, suggestions and intimations of the past and the future. Windows, portals, exits and entrances are subjects that inspire me. Materials that age, rust, decay and change are for me the elements of birth and survival. I have been greatly inspired by visits to both the Southwest and to South Africa, by the mysterious and changing landscapes, and the symbolism that permeates so much of their histories. I try to introduce elements that are hidden or apparent, that will encourage “reading” my paintings many times and constantly discovering something new. I find myself using different materials such as copper, lead or nails, materials from the earth (as is paint), which may also continually change over time, I especially like encaustic (beeswax), which in many ways is just the opposite of these other materials in terms of its durability and permanence, and its wonderful ability to be opaque or transparent.

Above all, I love the PROCESS of making a painting – revealing parts of myself that might be a mystery even to me. I love the smells, textures, endless decisions and accidents that come from the paint, the wax, the wood, the nails, and the copper and lead, that seem to be consistent with my purpose, my aesthetic. The making of art is a sensual endeavor, and the better if it speaks to the viewer – to me that is the greatest barometer of success.

Some of my “parents” are Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Manuel Neri, Anthony Gormley, Elaine Anthony and Judith Streeter.”

You’re Invited – NYC Autumn Art Exhibit Opening Night : John Greene – Color Fields & Alexander Rutsch – A Retrospective


 

Join us at our NYC showroom and gallery on Thursday, September 17th from 6-9pm.

Please send your RSVP to rsvp@transformgallery.com.

transFORM Gallery is excited to announce our Autumn art exhibit, John Greene and Alexander Rutsch at our Manhattan Showroom in the New York Design Center.  The opening reception will be held on September 17th from 6pm to 9pm to coincide with the New York Design Center’s highly anticipated annual event, What’s New What’s Next.  In addition, transFORM will be hosting a presentation on the future of smart living in urban spaces, Small Spaces in the Big City – Innovations in Space Saving Design, at 6:45pm.  Join us as we celebrate the thriving use of art in the New York design community.

About John Greene –  John D. Greene focuses on creating his own reality, painting imagined rather than real landscapes, recreating long-forgotten images and vistas. As John explains it, “painting is about paint. Color, texture, the joy of putting it on or scraping it off”. Helen A. Harrison of the New York Times calls John Greene’s color field paintings, “intense”.   Alexander Rutsch’s early years were spent in France where he collaborated with his contemporaries, Picasso and Dali. These collaborations are strongly seen in several paintings throughout our gallery, including a mixed media portrait of Dali created during a sitting at the St. Regis, New York in 1969. His work is held in the collections of Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Walter Cronkite, Salvador Dali, Sammy Davis Jr, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Paris’ Musée d’Art Moderne, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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About Alexander Rutsch – Alexander Rutsch’s early years were spent in France where he collaborated with his contemporaries, Picasso and Dali. These collaborations are strongly seen in several paintings throughout our gallery, including a mixed media portrait of Dali created during a sitting at the St. Regis, New York in 1969. His work is held in the collections of Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Walter Cronkite, Salvador Dali, Sammy Davis Jr, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Paris’ Musée d’Art Moderne, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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About What’s New What’s Next – The New York Design Center presents its seventh annual What’s New, What’s Next, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and products. 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.