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PHOTOS: Coffee, Chocolate & Art at WNWN 2016


On Thursday, September 22nd transFORM and their Media Sponsor, Aspire NY Metro, participated in the New York Design Center’s 8th Annual “What’s New, What’s Next” event at 200 Lexington Ave.

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The celebration included over 80 participating showrooms featuring product introductions, informative lectures, book signings and soirees. The building wide event drew in over 7,000 people, giving them the opportunity to view new ideas, designs, materials and products. This year also marked the New York Design Centers 90th Anniversary. From Thom Filicia and Jamie Drake to Wendy Goodman and Amy Astley, the building was filled with the industry’s top designers and editors – there was even a special visit from Hillary and Donald!

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With so many exciting activities, guests were fiending for an energy boost. transFORM happily welcomed visitors into their showroom for a refreshing afternoon of chocolate, coffee and art.

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Sarah Endline and her company Sweet Riot, makes all natural healthy chocolate treats and snacks in a socially responsible way. Among the assortment was Sweet Riot’s Kickin’ Coconut  & Crunchy Quirky Quinoa dark chocolate bars as well as lightly roasted Cacao nibs. transFORM supplied Grounds For Change coffee, a Washington State coffee roaster specializing in 100% Fair Trade. This delicious and sustainable combination allowed guests to refuel and recharge as they continued on through the New York Design Center’s building wide events.

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In the early evening, transFORM Gallery hosted an informal artist talk with International Photographer Jean-Luc Mege. The discussion was centered around his high-end, premium composite acrylic glass photographs, which were on display throughout the gallery. Jean-Luc Mege covers, illustrates and immortalizes scenes from around the world. He has a rare ability to tell a story through his photographs. The force of the narrative comes from a unique path: Jean-Luc’s eye is imbued with great empathy, an unprecedented tenderness and an innate sense of composition.

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Artists Rachelle Krieger, Catherine Latson and KellyAnn Monaghan also had the opportunity to speak about their exhibiting work.

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Rachelle’s paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections and can been seen in public spaces throughout the United States including at the Westin Hotel in New Orleans, the Ritz Carlton in DC, the Marriott Marquis in DC, and the Texas State Bank in Dallas. Rachelle’s work reflects the nature preserves, seascapes and woods near her home in Port Washington, NY. More recently she has taken and exciting directional turn into bold and dynamic abstractions of nature and nature’s forces.

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Catherine Latson’s “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.

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KellyAnn Monaghan uses landscapes and urban landscapes as a journey and stage for the drama of light, air and movement. She attempts to see past the structured architecture into the otherworldly qualities of the landscape. There is emptiness and solitude in the spaces she paints; yet they have a quality of human presence through the atmosphere and illumination.

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While enjoying coffee and sweet treats, the attentive audience asked interesting questions and added to the commentary.

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transFORM Gallery was especially excited over the sale of Jean-Luc’s first class print, “Grand Central Terminal”.

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Unlike the traditional art gallery format, where art is presented on blank white walls, our artwork is hung in home-like settings, making it easier for the client to visualize it in their own environments. – a quality that’s highly regarded in the design industry. Interior design and decorating have a need for the energy, mood and life that is brought into a space by original artwork.

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Throughout the day transFORM Gallery provided industry partners, tastemakers and more an opportunity to discover a variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to mixed media and photography.

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Our NYC designers were also available throughout the event to provide interested guests with one-on-one tours of the showroom.

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In honor of “What’s New, What’s Next”, transFORM introduced their Multifunctional Men’s Apartment, which included a horizontal wall bed, custom wardrobe & dual-purpose desk.

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Featured in Desert Oak and Dusk Frake from Shinnoki and finished with Red Port High Gloss and Black Leather accents, transFORM’s newest installation features an array of custom cabinetry for added storage.

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After a brief introduction from Andreas Mesis (Co Owner) and Donovan Malloy (Marketing Director), transFORM’s Design Research & Product Development Director Daniel Steps, began his presentation on smart living in small urban spaces. “Tackling the Trend – Living Large in Tiny Homes and Micro-Apartments” explained how new advanced hardware and materials can create exciting designs that maximize space and function in compact apartments.

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transFORM enjoyed being introduced to and getting to know new members of our design community.

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Thank you to all that came to the event – we look forward to seeing you there again next year!

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Calling Artists For An Animal Themed Exhibition


transFORM Gallery will present an animal themed exhibit at our New Rochelle Showroom & Gallery on 20 Jones Street. Rescue Me will be on display from July 9 to September 10, 2016. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday July 9th, in collaboration with the Humane Society of Westchester.

 

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In an effort to raise awareness for the compassionate care and treatment of animals, transFORM Gallery is hosting a fundraiser for the Human Society of Westchester. Artwork, animal themed in nature, both wild and domestic, will be accepted for consideration.
 
Artists may submit original two- and three-dimensional wall-hung work, in all media, not to exceed a hanging weight of 20 pounds. Sculptures will also be eligible for acceptance.

 

The work must also meet the following requirements:

 

  • All work must be submitted via high-res photo, in 300 dpi format.
  • An artist bio, headshot, resume and price list should be attached as well. The price list must include an image of the piece with its corresponding title, medium, size and price.
  • All work submitted must be available for exhibiting for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Substitutions will not be allowed. Final work will be selected by the transFORM Gallery Committee.
  • Artists must enter their submission by the May 27th deadline.
  • Artists must also be available to attend the Opening Reception on July 9th. The event will run from 3-7pm.

 

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Artists will be notified by June 6th and must deliver their work on June 27th.

The exhibition runs July 9, 2016 to September 10, 2016.

This is an offur impawsible to refuse – send your submissions in today! :)

Stanislav Nikireev


The Dandelion Fluff

The Dandelion Fluff

Etching
13.25” x 11.25”

Leaves Have Fallen

Leaves Have Fallen

Etching
13.25” x 11.5”

Two Trees, Versions II

Two Trees, Versions II

Etching
13.25” x 11.5”

Swallow

Swallow

Etching
3.5” x 3.875”

Rome, St. Paul's Cathedral

Rome, St. Paul's Cathedral

Etching
9.75" x 8"

Magpie

Magpie

Etching
3.5” x 3.875”

 

StanislavNikireev-headshot“The laws of art cannot be listed on a piece of paper. You cannot guess the development of art from a theoretical formula since it constitutes the world as experienced by the artist throughout his life. The more curious the master is, the closer he is to life, nature, culture, traditions, and the more his work will be wonderfully unpredictable.”

“Stanislav Nikireev is one of the most remarkable masters of modern Russian fine arts. His graphic pictures represent wide and profound panoramic views of the terrestrial surface filled with life and dynamism. Impressive harmony of his compositions reflects in a way the harmony of the universe.

In these landscape works nature is a model, an object of artistic vision, and also a metaphor of a state of mind. Man is seldom figured in Nikireev’s etchings, though manifestations of his vital activity are always perceptive.”

 

Irina Gorbman


I See Well

I See Well

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Water

Water

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Night at Bahamas

Night at Bahamas

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Live Green

Live Green

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Unknown Origin

Unknown Origin

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Colored Ice

Colored Ice

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Behind The Curtain

Behind The Curtain

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Move On Regardless

Move On Regardless

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

Stillness 2

Stillness 2

Giclee Print
20” x 20”

 

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After moving from Russia 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.

“The idea behind my works is to project the positive energy of bright, dynamic colors and make interiors shine.  Create Zen feeling to make people feel happy.

My slogan is, to quote Kandinsky, “To bring the whole into harmony on the canvas is what leads to a work of art.” I like art images look simple, beautiful and exquisite.  Based on original oils, derivative patterns have been designed for giclees, wallpaper and textile applications.  Collection of patterns and hues offers mix and match combination of original paintings, giclees, upholstery, curtains and hand-made rugs – all in one package.”

 

Igor Kashinsky


 

Conductor

Conductor

Giclee Print
15” x 20”

Pianist

Pianist

Giclee Print
15” x 20”

Violin Player

Violin Player

Giclee Print
15” x 20”

 

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The vibrant oils of Russian artist Igor Kashinsky are inspired by “the psychology of the music world.”

Igor explains it best, “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. 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.

As a young boy I looked at everything as if it was already on the canvas. When I read fairy tales, I could clearly imagine in my head how each scene would appear as a drawing or a painting. As I grew, new ideas evolved and translated into my art. Studies at St. Petersburg’s Art Lyceum in the former USSR helped to express ideas in more professional way and fully enjoy my artistic freedom.  The process of self-discovery was enriched by new experiences after immigrating to the Seattle area.   The Jewish themes appeared in the paintings; something that I was not inclined to do in the former USSR.”

 

Daniel O’Sullivan


Connemara

Connemara

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
16" x 20"
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Oil on Canvas Original
24" x 36"

County Mayo

County Mayo

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"
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Oil on Canvas Original
22" x 28"

Irelands Eye

Irelands Eye

Oil on Canvas Original
12" x 16"

 A Quiet Friend

A Quiet Friend

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"

The Lads

The Lads

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
16" x 20"

The Spaniard

The Spaniard

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"

Road to Kinsale

Road to Kinsale

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
16" x 20"

Old School

Old School

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"

Forever

Forever

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"

A Handsome Boatman

A Handsome Boatman

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"

A Quite Pint

A Quite Pint

High Quality Framed & Signed Digital Print
20" x 16"

 

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Born in Ireland, Daniel O’Sullivan is an entrepreneur and artist now living in the United States. Dan’s experiences growing up in the Emerald Isle provided hazy memories for 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. The Celtic tiger did not diminish the natural beauty of the entire country, thank God.”

There are a total of 14 paintings in the series and each one represents an actual experience of the artist’s travels through Ireland as a child and as a young adult. Each painting is meticulously hand painted on stretched canvas using the highest quality oil based paint available.

Each painting also tells it’s own story and, when viewed together, all of the paintings combined 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.