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Larger Than LIFE Opening Reception


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Opening Reception ◇ March 5th from 5-8pm
20 Jones Street New Rochelle, NY 10801

Sponsored by Westchester Magazine. 

transFORM GALLERY cordially invites you to the Opening Reception of Larger Than LIFE, March 5th, from 5-8pm, at transFORM’s New Rochelle Showroom & Gallery, sponsored by Westchester Magazine.

Photo Realistic artists S.J. RileySonne Hernandez and Michael Thornton-Smith paint life as we know it – this time depicted exceedingly bigger, more impressive, evocative and memorable.

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Brooklyn based artist, S J Riley aka Sonne Hernandez, focuses in on the details and movement of her subject. Her abstract photo-realism oil paintings evoke the viewer to both come closer and stand back to visually process her paintings. The subject matter is blown up or in movement to the point where the contents become hidden. The absence of hard lines and instead soft layered brushstrokes’ that bleed into one another give the surface a very abstract feel. Until the subject reveals itself and suddenly it’s realism.  Riley approaches her composition with her deteriorating eyes, being severely near-sighted she mimics how she sees her world around her. Having to come very close to recognize the object while everything around it disappears and from a distance how objects just bleed into one another or produce movement. The final outcome is a feeling of larger than life.

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Michael Thornton-Smith’s Dandelion 2, began with an exploration into the dynamic forms and saturated colors of selected flowers. “As I became more comfortable working with a subject matter I had shied away from previously; I began to play with enormity, scale and abstraction of the subject attempting to achieve a luminosity inherent in particular varieties of flowers. The dandelion flower gone to seed became a jumping off point to create cosmic mandalas of light. At first they were monochromatic paintings concentrating on the essence of form but eventually led to working with ethereal and tertiary colors. This is an ongoing project.”

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The evening will include live entertainment with Jazz Vibraphonist, Eric Katz.

His melodic doublings on vibes with the piano suggest the bygone days of the George Shearing Quintet.

He has played the vibes alongside Victor La Gamma, Andy Eulau, Pamela Sklar, Doug Proper, Lester Harper, Dylan La Gamma, and the Blue Hudson Jazz Group, among others.

 

Please RSVP to info@transformgallery.com.

 

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Dena Schutzer


Bananas

Bananas

Glicée print on stretched canvas
11”x12”

Pears

Pears

Glicée print on stretched canvas
12”x12”

Three Women

Three Women

Glicée print on stretched canvas
9”x12”

 

1“Although painting from life means the working method of direct observation,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.”

 

Jeff Schneider


Red Target

Red Target

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”

Hit or Miss

Hit or Miss

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 34”

Exercise One

Exercise One

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 34”

Three Riders

Three Riders

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
40” x 34”

Sundown

Sundown

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”

Four Lemons

Four Lemons

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
42” x 72”

Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 72”

 

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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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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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