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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! :)

Ralph Gabriner


Bronx Rock Crusher

Bronx Rock Crusher

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
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Bronx Tire Shop

Bronx Tire Shop

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Broadway and 238th St.

Broadway and 238th St.

Pigment Inkjet Print
18” x 12”
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20” x 13”

Coney Island

Coney Island

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
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13” x 20”

Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park

Pigment Inkjet Print
12” x 18”
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Metro North Bronx NY

Metro North Bronx NY

Pigment Inkjet Print
18” x 12”
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20” x 13”

 

Ralph Gabriner-headshot“These photographs are no act of imagination. They exist only as the accidental result of shoe leather meeting subject matter. This is my way of saying at the outset that I approach without preconception.  Anyway, life is much stranger than I could ever imagine.  It is an odd fact, but for me the act of stumbling around is more effective as a method for taking pictures (even though it’s a tiresome process) than it would be to hire some actors and stage a play for the camera.

For example, I would never have the imagination to blow life into a line of laundry as it was drying on a windy day.  And, it would never occur to me to devise a giant machine that crushes rock and then place a man on top of this machine wearing a bandana while the mirage of a new car floats in the sky behind him.  Only the greatest theatrical talent could imagine such a thing, and then to stage it, why it would cost a fortune!  It’s better to stroll around the Bronx where such things are known to take place, free of charge.  And, even if you had the money to squander on such a project how would you ever train birds to fly in formation beneath an overhead pipeline?

No, I’ve thought about this awhile now, and I’ve come to this conclusion:  There is no concept born in my brain that could ever be as vital as the interweaving of elements that occurs every day without my even saying a word or issuing a command.  One just has to get out and “be there.”  In case you don’t have the time for that, I’ve done it for you.”

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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