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You’re Invited – Spring Art Exhibit Opening Night: International Prints, Posters and Etchings


Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, March 14th from 5 to 8pm.

Please send your RSVP to rsvp@transformgallery.com

transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Spring season, International Prints, Posters and Etchings sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.

You love art but you don’t love the price – transFORM understands. transFORM Gallery brings you high quality, hand-signed digital prints, original etchings and vintage posters at a price you will love. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see this wide range of limited edition art work at exceptional prices. This collection of artists hails from Ireland, the U.S.A., and the former Soviet Union. We are also displaying a collection of rare, vintage Soviet Movie, Culture and Propaganda posters.

The opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 5 to 8pm. Join transFORM Gallery and artists Daniel O’Sullivan, Dena Schutzer and Irina Gorbman to celebrate the occasion and their wonderful work. The artwork will be on display and available for purchase through June 7th, 2015.

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Artist Daniel O’Sullivan

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Daniel O’Sullivan is a native of Beare Island, County Cork. Dan’s experiences growing up in the Emerald Isle provide hazy memories and 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. Each of his paintings represents an actual experience of the artist’s travels through Ireland as a child and young adult. The paintings themselves are intentionally simple and somewhat idealistic. And who doesn’t want to remember happy times that way?

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

Artist Dena Schutzer

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Dena Schutzer is our American Artist and Westchester Local. Dena tells us, “Although painting from life means the working method of directobservation, 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.”

Artist Igor Kashinsky

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Igor Kashinsky is a native Russian now living in Seattle. Igor says of his work, “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 more then half a year ago. 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.”

Artist Irina Gorbman

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Irina Gorbman grew up in Russia and was once trained as a mechanical engineer. Irina combines her Russian root and knowledge of engineering into her work of art. After moving 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. She considers her mission as projecting positive energy of bright, dynamic colors that makes the interior shine.

Irina currently has oil paintings on canvas and gilees available in different sizes, plus derivatives that could be used in wallpaper, upholstery and fashion designs. Irina has single-handily run an art gallery for 14 years, representing Eastern European and Russian artists at the gallery introducing them to the US market in Dover, Massachusetts.

Artist Orna Ben-Shoshan

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Orna Ben-Shoshan is a native of Kibbutz Yifaat, Israel. Having an Orna painting on your wall is like having a window to another dimension. Orna’s artwork involves opening her consciousness and channeling images that come to her from a different realm of existence. All of her paintings are completed in her mind before she transfers them onto the canvas. Her metaphysical work infuses deep spiritual experience with subtle humor.

Orna’s life-long interest in metaphysics and mysticism has led her to study the Kabala and alternative philosophies. She shares her wide and diverse knowledge in articles and short essays that were published in magazines worldwide alongside her paintings.

Artist Sergey Tsygal

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Sergey Tsygal is native of Moscow. The rich décor of Tsygal’s etchings is combined with tender shades of colorful smooth layers.  Art Critics noticed Tsygal’s perfect graphic technique, strong composition and vibrant emotions.  He was called “The Great Animalist”.  Tsygal’s skills and professionalism have been accumulated over the years, after studying with master printers at the Stroganoff Art Academy in Moscow, Russia, resulted in gaining recognition from the European and Russian museums, as well as private collectors in the US, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Germany and Sweden. He was called “The Great Animalist”. Tsygal’s skills and professionalism have been accumulated over the years, after studying with master printers at the Stroganoff Art Academy in Moscow, Russia, resulted in gaining recognition from the European and Russian museums, as well as private collectors in the US, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Germany and Sweden.“Sergey found his own world by rejecting big subjects, grandiose sizes and long trips. Since he was a boy, he liked to look at a leaf, a lizard, a picture of a long-necked spotted giraffe and to draw what he liked with a sharp needle on a zinc plate covered with lacquer. Individual plates- small and large- are joined in a variety of ways to make a single print. Each print is a variation of plates and color. Each is beautiful in its own right, and the number of copies does not contradict their uniqueness.”

Artist Stanislav Nikireev

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Artist Vaho Muskheli

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Vaho Muskheli grew up in Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia. Vaho combines classical styles in unexpected ways, resulting in a simultaneous sense of recognition and surprise.  Muskheli was trained in the tradition of socialist realism, and studied old masters in order to develop his own vision and style.  As Vaho says, “As a young artist I remember struggling to find my own vision, to develop my own signature in art.  It was not quick and easy.  I copied the old masters every night until three o’clock in the morning.  It was an incredible relationship – as if they lived with me in spirit and we were working together.  I was changing my style frequently, looking for my own vision to emerge, and eventually I found myself in figurative art where I could express my personality most fully.”

Soviet Poster Collection

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In the Soviet Union, the Constructivist movement took hold in the ’20s with the goal of creating a new technological society. Building on Kasimir Malevich’s Suprematist movement (the Russian outgrowth of Cubo-Futurism), the Constructivists developed an “agitational” style of composition, marked by strong diagonals, photomontage and color. Led by El Lissitsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Gustav Klutsis, and the Stenberg Brothers, the Constructivists’ work would have a major impact on Western design, primarily through the Bauhaus and the de Stijl movement.

This scientific language of design was popularized in a new international decorative movement called Art Deco. In this machine age style, power and speed became the primary themes. Shapes were simplified and streamlined, and curved letterforms were replaced by sleek, angular ones. Art Deco showed a wide variety of graphic influences, from the modern art movements of Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism and Dada; to the design advances of the Vienna Secession, Plakatstil, and the Russian Constructivists; to the exotic art of Persia, Egypt, and Africa.

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