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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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RECHARGED, REFRESHED & INSPIRED : Chocolate, Coffee & Art


The New York Design Center presents its eighth 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 include presentations, and panel discussions with the industry’s top editors, designers, and manufacturers.

With so many exciting activities, you’ll be feigning for an energy boost – stop by suite 708 for an awesome afternoon of chocolates, coffee and art!

 Sarah Endline and her company Sweet Riot, makes all natural healthy chocolate treats and snacks in a socially responsible way. She will be providing delectable chocolates from 3-4pm.

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In addition, transFORM will be serving certified organic  Grounds For Change coffee, a Washington State coffee roaster specializing in 100% Fair Trade. This delicious and sustainable combination will keep you recharged and refreshed as you continue on through the New York Design Center’s building wide events.

As you enjoy your sweet treats, International photographer Jean Luc Mege will be hosting an informal talk centered around his high-end, premium composite acrylic glass photographs, which are currently on display at transFORM art gallery.

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Be sure to make your way back to transFORM for 7:45pm, as our Design Research & Product Development Director Daniel Steps, will begin his presentation on smart design solutions. This is your preview into the future of smart living in small urban spaces. Learn how new advanced hardware and materials are creating exciting designs that maximize space and function in compact apartments.

 

Photos: John Greene – Color Fields and Alexander Rutsch – A Retrospective Opening Reception


The energy of NYC’s Autumn Arts and Culture season was reflected at New York Design Center’s building wide event, What’s New What’s Next. This highly anticipated interior design celebration drew in over 6,000 people.

In the same vein, transFORM Gallery’s opening reception, John Greene – Color Fields and Alexander Rutsch – A Retrospective,  created an exciting pulse.

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Alexander Rutsch, a prolific artist was a painter and sculptor, moved to Paris in 1950’s, where he became an influential force in the city’s art scene. In Europe, Rutsch studied with artists such as Herbert Boeckl, Josef Dobrosky, and collaborated with Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.  

Works by Rutsch are part of numerous private and public collections in Europe and the United States. He is represented at the Albertina, the Belvedere Museum and the Academy of Fine Arts all in Vienna, Austria; the Palace de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; the Art of Liege, Liege, Galerie Espace, Paris, France; Belgium; Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY; the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA; and the Museum of Modern Art in New Orleans, LA.

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John Greene, works in both single and multi-dimensional formats in encaustic, which is beeswax. He occasionally incorporates lead and copper in his paintings, which have an ever-changing patina and surface, whereas the wax, which is difficult to control and may lead to wonderful “accidents” in the end, counteracts the aging and metamorphosis of the rest of his materials.

The show includes some of Greene’s earliest works, alongside his more recent larger abstract color field paintings. In the final analysis, the one constant in all of Greene’s paintings is his surfaces, which are rich, varied, and encourage the observer to “read” the paintings over and over again.

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(Gwen Greene, Artist John Greene, & Art Gallery Director Kara O’Neill)

The viewers were virtually surrounded by color and image, an enveloping experience that blended well with transFORM’s custom cabinetry. Friends and family of our artists, as well as guests of transFORM Home, created a large and appreciative buzz, listening to live jazz, throughout the night.

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Fencepost A-F

Fencepost A-F

Oil and Encaustic on Fencepost
3.5" on each side
SOLD

Fencepost G-L

Fencepost G-L

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

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Untitled Silver #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 12"
$1,500

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Untitled Silver #2

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
30" x 30"
$4,000

Untitled Silver #3

Untitled Silver #3

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
30" x 30"
$4,000

Untitled Silver #4

Untitled Silver #4

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 12"
$1,500

Untitled Silver #5

Untitled Silver #5

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 12"
$1,500

Untitled Silver #6

Untitled Silver #6

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
24" x 24"
$3,000

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Untitled White with Colored Paint Chips

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Cooper & Mixed Media
12" x 12"
$1,500

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Untitled Nail #1

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

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Untitled Nail #2

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

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Untitled Nail #3

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

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Untitled Nail #4

Double Sided - Standing Piece
Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Mixed Media
12" x 8" x 1.5"
$2,500

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Untitled Figurative #1

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

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Untitled Landscape #1

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

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Untitled Landscape #2

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Cooper
15" x 15"
$2,000

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Untitled Feathers #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Mixed Media
9.75" x 9.75"
$800

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Untitled Feathers #2

Oil and Encaustic on Panel with Mixed Media
9.75" x 9.75"
$800

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Untitled Wall Piece #1

Double Sided
Oil and Encaustic on Panel
13" x 12" x 2"
$2,500

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Untitled Wall Piece #2

Double Sided
Oil and Encaustic on Panel
13" x 12" x 2"
$2,500

Untitled Small Table Piece #1

Untitled Small Table Piece #1

Double Sided - Standing Piece
Oil and Encaustic on Panel
15" x 12" x 12.5" x 2"
$3,000

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Untitled Small Table Piece #2

Double Sided - Standing Piece
Oil and Encaustic on Panel
15" x 12" x 12.5" x 2"
$3,000

Untitled Large Table Piece #1

Untitled Large Table Piece #1

Double Sided - Standing Piece
Oil and Encaustic on Panel
20" x 23" x 2"
$4,500

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Untitled Large Table Piece #2

Double Sided - Standing Piece
Oil and Encaustic on Panel
20" x 23" x 2"
$4,500

Untitled Standing Piece

Untitled Standing Piece

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

Untitled Color Field #1

Untitled Color Field #1

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

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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

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Untitled Color Field #4

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

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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”.

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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.

Announcing transFORM Gallery’s Premiere NYC Art Exhibit: Rock, Paper, Scissors


art-nyc-new york-new york city-manhattan-new york design center-nydc-exhibit-premiere-gallery-transform-transform gallery-what's new what's next-interior designtransFORM Gallery is excited to announce our premiere art exhibit, Rock, Paper, Scissors, at our Manhattan Showroom in the New York Design Center.  The opening reception for this international mixed media art exhibit will be held on September 18th from 2pm to 9pm to coincide with the New York Design Center’s highly anticipated annual event, What’s New What’s Next.  In addition, transFORM Gallery will be hosting a presentation on art consulting, Untapped Revenue for Designers, at 6:45pm.  Come enjoy the artwork and celebrate our first Manhattan exhibit and the thriving use of art in the New York design community.

art-nyc-new york-new york city-manhattan-new york design center-nydc-exhibit-premiere-gallery-transform-transform gallery-what's new what's next-interior designAbout Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors explores the way an artist’s unique choices of medium shape their process and their artwork. From rock and metal sculptures to burned paper and elaborate collage, these artists manipulate seemingly simple objects into constructs of the imagination. Common items and supplies are re-imagined and brought to life through surprising techniques. The exhibit features an eclectic and international mix of paintings, sculpture, collage, photography, and mixed media by Lubomir Tomaszewski, Rodolfo Edwards, Glenn Fischer, Mark Van Wagner, Michael Buscemi, and Wayne Zebzda.  Come and experience one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork and share wine and conversation with exhibit curators and art consultants, Kara O’Neill, transFORM Gallery Art Director and guest curator, Lisa Cooper.

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Kara O’Neill, transFORM Gallery Art Director, and Art Consultant, Lisa Cooper, will share best practices on how to find quality decorative artwork that transforms your client’s home.  The discussion will cover a range of topics including the display of artwork from paintings to sculptures, current trends, and the hanging and care of artwork.

About What’s New What’s Next

The New York Design Center presents its sixth annual What’s New, What’s Next, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and art-nyc-new york-new york city-manhattan-new york design center-nydc-exhibit-premiere-gallery-transform-transform gallery-what's new what's next-interior designproducts. 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.