MAY 3 – JUNE 4
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its exhilarating MAY 3-JUNE 4, 2013 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special “SALUTE To The STARS!” exhibition boasts more “Stars than there are in Heaven” and offers a sparkling tribute which will dazzle the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent renewal and regeneration of the visual realm. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and artistic creativity, these artists’ sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world shine the spotlight on a unique, universal artistic language. Each artist has the unique capacity to circumnavigate cultural barriers and nationalistic identities as they translate contemporary global art to transcend the scope of language, translating their views into a universal manifestation of international artistic communication.
STARS on EARTH is a heaven sent exhibition which represents the apex of excellence reflecting the work of two international abstract masters from Canada and Switzerland along with two acclaimed American artists. Through the non-objective modality of painting and sculpture, these artists offer an international perspective to the non-representational realm by illustrating powerful artistic interpretations of the world. Their imaginative quest for new artistic horizons and sensorial synchronicities explores inner visions and emotions rather than words as they transform interpretive realms into poignantly mystical beautiful abstract works of art by illuminating the mysteries of the world while offering unique insight into the wonderment of life. HÉLÈNE DeSERRES’s intimate mixed-media portraits of turbulent seascapes and the aquatic wildlife that inhabits the oceanic abyss expresses through her saturated color palette and dynamic brushwork the powerful foundation of our natural world. J. DULE’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant use of color and the variegated positions of forms throughout his paintings elicit an emotional response from the viewer, one that expresses the multitude of feelings experienced in contemporary society. KAY GRIFFITH’s abstract paintings are guided by a formal interest in expanding visual vocabulary to express emotions within the world through an adherence to the design elements of color and texture. MANUELLA MUERNER MARIONI’s opulent mosaic mixed-media works employ the natural beauty of glass to capture surrounding reflections of the gallery space and those viewing her work, creating a participatory and site-specific event for the audience.
SYNERGY of the STARS challenges the eye with two American and one Ukrainian artist whose abstracted expressions reflect the deepest visceral qualities of the human heart by revealing a huetopian quest which reflects a myriad of colors juxtaposed against a polarity of shapes that pulsate with electric energy. Ignited by the dynamic use of brilliant and bold pigments which capture the dichotomy of human emotions, their visual odyssey explores the unconventional images of the spirit. Always evolving into a profound metaphoric message through their metaphysical search, they create a virtual fireworks display of creative and exuberant energy infused with emotional power and bravado. PHILP CATANIA’s oil on canvas creations are filled with emblematic imagery fully imbued with imaginatively fulfilling surreal figures that contemplate the heart, mind and soul of contemporary society. TERI LEVINE combines Avant-Garde techniques including expressionism, cubism and symbolism to create her visceral paintings of diverse subjects elegantly connected through her opulent saturated palette. ZINAIDA LIHACHEVA’s abstract color-field canvases envelope viewers with dynamic layers of gem-colored forms that dramatically circumnavigate the picture-plane through her opulent brushwork and textured application.
STARLIGHT SYNCHRONICITIES is a star-filled artistic compendium that intriguingly shines the light and unravels the mysteries of the world through three international masters from Venezuela, Slovenia and the Netherlands. Their visceral canvases are expressive figurative metaphors that mirror the individual moods of human nature by allowing our horizons to form new viewpoints as it explores the profound complexities of life. Encouraging its audience to interact with its powerful and forceful silhouettes, the results of this dazzling survey are utterly compelling works whose bold intensity and dynamic truths communicate powerful energy reflecting shifts in human emotions. MARCELA CARVALHO shares the elemental force of honest naiveté with her audience by combining outstanding technical ability with imaginative inspiration to pay homage to the intelligence, beauty and admirable strength of women living in contemporary society. NATASA MENART channels her artistic creativity through her imagination, painting scenarios that abstract time and place in order to emphasize the action of figures parading within her fantastical scenarios. JANET TIMMERIJE simplifies the natural world into fantastical, color-field compositions, leaving room for viewers to fantasize and imagine whimsical narratives surrounding her bold Pop illustration-inspired designs.
CANDESCENCE of the STARS is a celestial constellation showcasing four American incandescent artistic lights who intricately interweave a sublime tableau, reflecting an expressionist connection between humankind and the wonderment of the terrestrial realm. This heaven-on-earth exhibition emphasizes ravishing color juxtapositions which are showered with stardust and sun-kissed hues as these masterful artists communicate the ambrosial joys of our environment and interject their luminescent compositions with exciting, positive spiritual energy. Offering a parallax vision to the majesty of the natural world by creating a magical, enchanted kingdom, their works joyfully burst with effervescent color as they ethereally illustrate the splendor of the natural terrain. R. BRUCE BRENNAN channels imagery from around the world including turbulent seascapes, serene snow-covered meadows and boisterous city streets through his imagination to express the vibrant energy of these distant locales. TERREL JONES paints a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature, creating captivating portraits brimming with peaceful earth-tones and imagery inspired by the organic hues and undulating lines of Earth’s landscapes. FRANCES de COURCY MERCER transposes the vibrant energy of the cosmic world and expresses the heartfelt wellbeing of experiencing the dynamism of a sublime vista into her brilliantly hued, lively watercolor creations. PHYLLIS TERRELL’s wonderful floral still lives combine naturalism with expressionism where playful bouquets of opulent flowers blossom and express their brilliance and vitality through gem-colored hues.
APRIL 5 – APRIL 30
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its evanescent APRIL 5 – APRIL 30, 2013 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special “La Dolce Vita ~ Printemps” exhibition inaugurates Springtime and offers a visual bouquet to delight the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike as it rejuvenates and regenerates the visual realm. This passionate, cross-cultural survey generates fresh creative energy through unexpected bold color juxtapositions, imaginative forms and dynamic shapes to offer a global conversation on contemporary art.
WHEN the SKY Sweeps the EARTH explores the legacy of three virtuosic masters from the U.S. and Korea who offer reveries to nature and continue man’s profound quest to find the beauty in our bountiful terrain. This Heaven on Earth compendium of visual conversations reflect diverse artistic dialogues that arouse fresh interactions and new sensorial perspectives of Mother Nature. DAVID CULP arrests pastoral serenity in his beautiful Impressionist paintings, exalting the power, energy and vitality of Modern cities. JUCHUL KIM transforms cityscapes around the world into newfound perspectives of architectural marvels transcending through the open air, metaphorically reconnecting our diverse world through his original pointillist brushwork. JEFF SIWICKI’s photorealist compositions transport viewers to awe inspiring destinations around the world, allowing all to feel the expansive energies of the natural world.
SPRING SOULstice shines the spotlight on three gifted U.S. contemporary photographers as they integrate their varied emotional perspectives and diverse artistic languages into a united dialogue. Demonstrating an unparalleled mastery of the digital media, these artists utilize the Third Eye of modern technology to manipulate nature’s photographic mirror and create a metaphysical realm of mystery and fantasy. PATRICIA GAGNÉ combines photography with painting to create beautiful portraits that exalt the nascent spiritual connection of blissful children joyfully engaging in the wondrous playground of our natural world. ROBERT HEIER’s fauxtographs reinvent reality by manipulating cityscapes to geometrical simplicity, breaking buildings into surreal saturated spaces removed but symbolically reminiscent of their original settings. KRISTIN WESSLING imbues her breathtaking black and white photography with a sense of emotion that transcends the picture plane, enveloping the viewer in the majesty of her awe-inspiring scenes.
APOTHEOSIS of the ILLUMINATA introduces two international artists from Greece and the Slovak Republic who explore the contemporary human body through the medium of painting and photography. With a clever syncopated beat and a unique artistic perspective, their masterful ink on paper and photography artworks possess a universal appeal through their emotional and surreal portraits. MARILENA CHRISTODOULOU expresses the inner depths of unbounded feelings and sensual emotions through the dynamic beauty of the physical female form in motion. Artist MICHAL PUDELKA photographs the contemporary world with an enchanting twist, transforming portraits of young women in entrancing locals into newfound places resurgent with surreal intrigue and fascination.
VORTEX of the HUEtopia mystifies the senses with ravishing mixed media paintings and glass over hand formed sculptures whose amalgamation of simple shape arrangements and complexly hued gestural alterations reflect tremendous energy and remarkable vision. These talented artists from the U.S. and Australia express the joy of the universe through colorful and vivid kaleidoscopic images which enchantingly capture the élan of our world. PAUL M. COTE’s abstract canvases implement dynamic production techniques through lusciously layered expressive strokes in vibrantly colored hues, expressing sentiments, emotions and feelings inspired by and representative of contemporary society. The artist JULEE LATIMER’s “Goddess Flower” series is a kaleidoscopic garden overflowing with hand sculpted floral designs finished with brilliant glass mosaic embellishments symbolically representative of Greek mythology.
SALUTE to SPAIN invites us to rejoice in the parallax visions of seven diverse artists from Spain. This international exhibition celebrates their global talent and offers a worldwide cross-cultural exchange of elegant and sophisticated paintings and sculptures whose fluidity of line and concepts are timeless while still being modern. With their appreciation for the pivotal vibrancy of the natural world and the spiritual mind, these Spanish artworks captivate the soul with their passionate beauty and masterful forms. Josefina Arocha’s series involves investigations into color theory by exploring saturated hues and delicate shades through technical methods involving building up the canvas’ textured appearance with dynamic brushstrokes. Mery Carbonero mystifies the senses with the amalgamation of simple shape arrangement and complexly hued gestural alterations which have tremendous energy and remarkable vision that metamorphose into stunning visual voyages of the imagination. Elena Lopez Herreros Elohe’s visual lexicon expresses the joy of the universe through her colorful and vivid kaleidoscopic images which contribute to the expressionistic element of her work that enchantingly captures the élan of the human realm. Angel Fuster engenders an abstract yet emotional rendering of humanity in contemporary society as he dynamically portrays the human body in solitude, in all its complexities and various expressions. Jaime Gil’s sculptures shine the spotlight on expressive figures and the heroic event of bullfighting, one of Spain’s national symbols, celebrating this animal and all the event’s brazen participants as a Spanish cultural metaphor for strength, passion and power. Oscar Jiménez’s scenes of kinship emotionally capture the inner essence and joy of the child as he expresses the deep heart’s core and imbues his art with elemental forces of honest, innocent expressions by combining technical ability with imagination. Carmen López-Olivares’s expressive photorealism unearths famous paintings from Art History, adding a contemporary twist to historical scenes through her wonderful layering and brilliant coloration.
COLLECTORS’ CHOICE is an exuberant compendium of carefully curated contemporary art reflecting eclectic yet sophisticated sensorial perspectives of the world which creatively pulsate with dynamism and energy, offering a visual bouquet of innovative styles ranging from Abstract to Landscape Painting, Photography to Sculptural Mobile compositions. Imaginatively presenting their visual communication through diverse levels of external and internal experiences, these talented Contemporary Masters employ a variety of mediums and the audience is confidently shown the passionate energy of the act of creation. Amsterdam Whitey Gallery is proud to shine the spotlight on the following important “Collectors’ Choice” Artists: DMINC, TED MARTLAND, JOHN PETERS, SÜ (SUZANNE FORTIN) and KAREN CEOLLA TYLEC.
MARCH 8 – APRIL 2
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its MARCH 8 – APRIL 2, 2013 Exhibition and special “Masquerade Magique” Fête on Thursday, March 14 leading Contemporary Master Artists whose mesmerizing works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the magical realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special Spring exhibition offers a visual bouquet to delight the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados, entrancing the apex of excellence while offering a fantastical international perspective to the representational and non-representational realm through spellbinding artistic interpretations of the world.
MELODIES of EARTH & SKY introduces three unique masters from the U.S., Austria and Italy whose individualistic lexicon of illuminated hues and masterful brush strokes culminate in visually rich carefully orchestrated contemporary expressionistic reinterpretations of classically inspired nature perceptions. Singing with radiant light and reverberating with luscious color, these works luminously echo the timelessness and beauty of our natural world. ANDREA HARRIS captures the alluring relationship between Man and Nature in her Seasons, Treasured Moments series as one brimming with wondrous curiosity by presenting a fresh perspective of a forested vista’s physical change through time. INGE MAIR arrests pastoral serenity in her beautiful color-saturated serene acrylic on canvas paintings, exalting power, energy and nascent spirituality to reclaim the timeless essence of Nature. JOSEPHINE PITITTO captures the essence of natural landscapes and the people that take residence in these sublime vistas through her loose brushwork to swiftly capture and preserve a treasured moment in time.
PARADISE of the EFFLORESCENT presents four remarkable international masters from the U.S. and France who offer expressionistic visceral vistas with a global perspective as they dynamically capture the effervescent beauty of the natural world and the floral kingdom. Investigating both the physicality of the environment as well as the inner emotions of the human spirit, their conceptually symbolic compositions are intriguing creations alluringly appealing to the human heart. ALICE “DAENA” HICKEY’s watercolor compositions breach canvas boundaries with luminous subjects found in the natural world, capturing the delicate beauty of radiant flowers and the whimsical flurry of butterflies through spectral hues and expressive brushstrokes. JOËLLE KEM LIKA channels the dynamism of life into her Impressionist floral paintings that visually instigate pleasurable emotional responses through her gestural brushwork and energetic color palette. SUBODH MAHESHWARI bathes her artwork in glistening pools of saturated hues to capture the ethereal beauty and timeless vitality of the floral kingdom. SUSAN MARX creates Abstract Impressionist landscapes brimming with vitality, painting the vibrant essence of the floral kingdom through her dynamic brushwork and multifaceted application of spectral colored hues.
EYEconic VIEWTORICITY introduces four international masters from Chili, Norway, the Netherlands and Greece, who through the modality of sculpture, painting and photography offer an international visual enchantment of emotions and perspectives. Communicating passionate artistic visions which are illustrated with infectious energy, these supremely talented artists add a frisson of excitement to the visual realm, igniting thought and inspiring self-reflection through dynamic forms and unique mediums. The artist ANDRES BECKER expresses the sublime essence of man’s relation to the boundless possibilities of the ocean through a phenomenal relationship between viewers and his large-scale sculptural creations. HEIDI FOSLI combines expressionism with symbolism, utilizing variegated brushwork to dynamically depict emblematic imagery fully imbued with imaginatively fulfilling subtexts about society in relation to the surrounding world. LIESBETH OUDSHOORN mixes surreal abstract figuration amidst bold pools of primary colors taking viewers on a visual voyage filled with jovial imagination and fantastical intrigue. PAGRATIS PAGRATIDIS fuses fact with fiction in his surreal photography series by staging scenarios overwhelmed by an uncanny juxtaposition of sublime landscapes and an unlikely existence of anthropomorphic objects.
MAGNASCOPIC TRANSPLENDENCE showcases four artists from Israel, U.A.E., Vietnam and Korea who guide us on a fanciful odyssey as they illustrate the latitude and longitude of the universe with richly hued emotionally enticing tableaux. These kaleidoscopic elixirs capture hidden emotions and unseen attitudes through expert use of emotive color, light and shadows, externalizing the splendor of our charismatic world. ELI COHEN uniquely portrays portraits from around the world to capture the multitude of individuals defining our multicultural world, harmoniously uniting physical and emotional characteristics to engender an exceptional portrait of an individual soul. ANNE LISE KAABY’s unique style intermingles Avant-Garde techniques to create harmonious compositions brimming with prismatic color, topographic texture and surreal intrigue. NGUYEN LIEU creates a series overflowing with bold colors and dynamic energy and has turned dreamed imagery into meditative narratives by interlocking paintings through his beautifully rendered repetitious “Scarecrow” motif. SUNGEUN PARK captures meditative harmony by presenting graceful swans in magnificent flight amidst subdued sublime dreamscapes in her “Dreaming of Flight” series, encapsulating a serene sensation comparable the feeling of one’s restful body at peace.
FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 5
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its glittering FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 5, 2013 Valentine Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This sweetheart of an exhibition joyfully embraces unsurpassed contemporary master artworks which radiate sublime artist energy as it seductively romances our visual senses. Pulsating with a plentitude of mesmerizing synergy and luminescent artistic creativity, these Valentine treasures are infused with a romantic mystique and become landmark visual gems. Sophisticated, eclectic and evanescent these artworks represent the universality of the world as they shine the spotlight on a global artistic language.
SEDUCTION of the ABSTRACT introduces us to three talented masters from the United States and Spain who explore the perceptions of the heart in richly diverse non-objective compositions that conjure vibrant spectrums of human emotions and transpose visceral expressions into syncopated, kaleidoscopic color values and textured forms. MICHAEL ALTHEIM‘s glass sculptures are a mosaic of highly saturated ebullient spectral colors and spatial texture that carefully convalesce into decorative, functional and aesthetic visual arenas. LUCILE DRISKELL utilizes an abstract vocabulary, including a strict adherence to color, shape and space, in order to visually express universal ideas appropriately applicable to contemporary individual experience. DIEGO SALADO’s neutral color palette and portrayal of granular texture turn his canvases into topographical maps that lend his artwork a sense of elegant harmony fused with a pulsating primitive energy.
RAPTUROUS DIVERTIMENTOS presents an international perspective with three artists hailing from Australia, Austria and Spain. This captivating show demonstrates the pinnacle of what makes successful abstract art know no parameters or boundaries, demonstrating an inherent freedom of brushstrokes and the dynamic synergy of powerful, huetopian colors. SABINE BLODORN’s lusciously textured mixed-media canvases visually express the boundless journey of life, involving a congealing of questions and concerns about our lived past, phenomenal present and the unknown future. PAOLO GELB transforms his canvases through saturated swirling colors, dynamic brushwork, generous layering and abstract figuration into opulent portals leading viewers to imaginative interpretations of his energetic expressions. JOSEFA LEÓN’s figurative wood sculptures capture the essence of the subjects chosen, carving out of exotic woods dynamic figures demonstrating the vigor and energy of the human body in harmony with nature.
COEUR a COEUR is an exuberant compendium of three contemporary masters from Mexico, Italy and Florida whose visual lexicon unites global dynamic energy with international aesthetic sensibilities to create passionate emotional figurative portraits which radiate an effervescent charm. Each of these dynamic artists offer a unique artistic perspective influenced by the galvanizing forces of life. LUCY CRUZ bathes her fantastical Fin de siècle inspired portraits of mesmerizing harlequins and acrobats in saturated pools of gem-like colors, creating luxurious dreamscapes exuding surreal fantasy and intrigue. ANICA SHPILBERG fuses fact with fiction through which her photographs become stages to view surreal imagery excitingly employed to engender loose narratives that curiously invite personal interpretations.
HeART & SOUL offers a global perspective by presenting three artists from Australia, Kazakhstan and Finland. This exhibition romances the senses through each artist’s impressionist realism and expressive figuration, inviting viewers on a seductive visual odyssey which explores intriguing sensorial realms with heartfelt, alluring synergistic visions. DEO DUTCHIE‘s expressive realism creates beautiful color-saturated paintings that exalt the nascent spirituality of nature and resonate with a charismatic artistic confidence that overflows with visual regality. SERGEY KIM channels artistic creativity into abstract figurative executions exploring variegated color schemes and multifaceted brushwork that combine to create energetic compositions with intricate detail, rich texture and fascinating abstract figuration. KIISI TOIVANEN‘s anthropomorphic caricatures recall childhood fairy-tales and fantasies, enlightening viewers through innocent intrigue that implements an energetic curiosity to all graced with her fantastical paintings.
DECEMBER 7 – JANUARY 26
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its glittering DECEMBER 7, 2012 – JANUARY 26, 2013 Holiday Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This magical “HOLIDAY” exhibition joyfully celebrates with a unique and once-in-a-lifetime “12-12-12” Fête riveting contemporary master artworks twinkling with radiant energy. Pulsating with a plentitude of mesmerizing synergy and sparkling artistic creativity, these holiday treasures are visual gems of sophisticated, eclectic and evanescent representations of the world as they shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language.
NATURAL AFICIONADOS presents three Contemporary Masters hailing from France and the United States whose works glimmer through unique artistic visions with fresh perspectives representing the richness of the natural world. CLARA CÉNA photographs the contemporary realm with an enchanting twist, transforming portraits if distinct individuals and entrancing locals into newfound places resurgent with surreal intrigue and fascination. DR. JUDITH MONTEFERRANTE effervescently captures the individual beauty of flowers in her current photography series, emphasizing the magnificent jewel-like colors, dynamic energy and ethereal essence of the floral kingdom. Inspired by the vineyards of Italy and the richness of nature, KAREN CEOLLA TYLEC’s dazzling “Grape Harvest” collection celebrates the timeless joy and natural bounty of Italy by infusing her canvases with a lush palette that explodes with the dazzling intensity of life’s vibrant colors.
ARTrageous ABSTRACTION introduces the viewer to three American Abstract Masters whose compositions echo invisible visceral emotions with artworks that translate intangible thoughts onto glimmering non-representational canvases which sparkle with marvelous light. JEAN CLAUDE BOUTROUILLE’s polychromic color-field compositions burst with vibrant melodies through his momentously sweeping brushstrokes and harmonious color schemes. HARRY DOOLITTLE’s dynamic canvases virtually sing with resonant color, vigorous line, and dynamic motion as electrifying colors are juxtaposed with unusual forms to portray an abstract narrative upon the canvas. SUSIE KOS pours personal sentiments onto the canvas expressing life-long escapades freely shaping individualism through colorfully saturated effervescent forms energetically transcending her oversized canvases.
ECHOING The VISUAL showcases three talented artists from Japan, U.S. and Denmark, who dramatically transform visual sensations into expressive forms, offering enchanting perceptual twists while rejuvenating the optical senses with newfound aesthetic configurations. MISA AIHARA’s spectral oil on canvas creations tessellate movement, with swooping organic brushstrokes swirling throughout the compositions paired with pools of gem-stone hues reflecting spontaneity and joyous motion within her rectilinear grids. PENELOPE CHIUSANO expresses the innermost depths of the soul through a fusion of variegated materials, combining delicate fabrics, prefabricated industrial plastics and colorful paints to composite a single image of beautiful female reflexivity. VIVECA MOLLER’s decoupage reliefs voluminously engage viewers through her multifaceted material construction, expressing surreal traces of human emotions through symbolically heartfelt titles and imagery.
INCANDESCENT JUBILATIONS showcases three Contemporary artists hailing from Italy, Macedonia and Canada. Inspired by private internal and external universes, the artists dynamically define the abstract oeuvre with passionate synergy through their illuminating compositions that are intriguing hallmarks of the contemporary art world. TINAMARIA MARONGIU’s three-dimensional assemblage creations channel artisanal craftsmanship through nostalgic ephemera, interweaving materials behind Plexiglas to create illuminating “Box-Es” imaginatively recalling pastime curiosity. DIVNA PESIC’s ornamental abstract paintings combine trompe l’oeil figuration with color-field abstraction, creating an existential battleground reflexive of individual subjectivity within a stimulating global society. SÜ (b. SUZANNE FORTIN) transforms her itinerant experiences into multifaceted works of three-dimensional assemblage art by drawing materials from contemporary consumer culture to question our globalized urban community.
WOMEN Who PROVOKE or EVOKE? features seven innovative Canadian Contemporary women artists presented by GALERIE MP TRESART, located in Durham-Sud, Canada. This exhibition manifests a distinct visual vocabulary defined by individual self-expression and determinism combined with unbridled creation as each artist existentially celebrates and explores the contemporary national identity of women within a global contemporary community. Diane Béland’s “Parole” Series’ translucent shapes dramatically coalesce to reveal symbolic traces of the human body, metaphorically illustrating the multifaceted definition of one’s individual subjectivity within a globalized world and culture. Liam G. Déziel’s “Espiègle” playfully expresses joie de vivre through the artist’s mastery of juxtaposing organic and geometric forms channeled through topographically haptic layers built through her palette knife and dynamic color-filled brushstrokes. Diane Lacombe’s “Espace Vert” visualizes the abstract trace of natural formations through her categorical juxtaposition of organic grey, black and green whimsically undulating natural forms. With vibrantly dynamic energy, Ginette Morneau’s “Exubérance” presents an organic imprint of the agility and vibrancy of the female form, dually represented through her celebratory stance and expressive brushwork. Mélanie Poirier’s “74° 02′ 40” Ouest” visually commemorates the Independence of the United States through her metaphoric rendering of the Statue of Liberty, as she cleverly and symbolically titles her vibrant painting with the longitudinal coordinates of this quintessential American Icon. Julie Poliquin’s “Jazz aux Féminins” melodic composition resonates with harmonious energy by seducing viewers through her rhythmic brushstrokes replete with hues of sun kissed oranges and deep oceanic blues, as it sings with the syncopated beat of dazzling female Jazz musicians. Arianne Themens’ “A Song of Love” poetically reverberates with the heartfelt melody of “Love” through her ambient palette utilizing majestic hues of royal purple texturally synthesized into a fanciful young woman imbued with a charismatic, romantic aura.
NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase in its “Thanksgiving” NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4, 2012 exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special “Thanksgiving” exhibition is a hallmark of complex, cornucopic visions, which will dazzle the senses during the holiday season for both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike with its illuminating aesthetic considerations of the visual realm. Pulsating with mesmerizing synergy and magical artistic creativity, these artists’ sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language.
CORNUCOPIC EYE-LUMINATIONS rewards the viewer with inspired visual blessings of diverse abstract artistic perspectives from the Netherlands and the U.S., overflowing with a visual feast for the eyes and reflecting an abundance of unique compositions, diversity of forms, intriguing textures and a bouquet of kaleidoscopic palettes. NAQIBA BERGEFURT’s opulent canvases envelope viewers with voluminous forms that delicately ascend the abstract compositions, inspiring viewers through her rhythmic brushstrokes, melodic color schemes and harmonious compositions. CORA CRONEMEYER’s utopian hued, visceral acrylic paintings explore the boundaries between reality and the imagination, capturing surreal images through her multifaceted use of brilliantly saturated pools of color hues. LUCILE DRISKELL utilizes an abstract vocabulary, including a strict adherence to color, shape and space, in order to visually express universal ideas appropriately applicable to contemporary experience.
PLENTITUDES of the OPTYX is a hallmark exhibition of compelling cultural heritages from Austria, Sweden and the U.S., cross-pollinating with non-objective international energy as they reinforce a unified abstract manifesto of universal artistic integrity which illuminates the invisible within the visible as they transcend the boundaries of the painted canvas. KARIN GALLER “KAGA” ’s earth tone and richly textured canvases transcend lines and forms, synthesizing the perfect aesthetic environment where color and movement crystallize to create entirely innovative vistas for visual exploration. LENA NYSTRÖM SOLBERG expresses ample emotions and personal sentiments through her bold use of broad color planes, enlivening viewers’ experiences not only with her paintings, but also with their relationships to the colors seen in the world. PAUL UYEHARA’s art historical knowledge and his educational interest in color forms and compositional strategies coalesce into vibrant canvases consumed by saturated hues dynamically propelling throughout the painted parameters.
OPALESCENT ODYSSEYS showcases the art of two talented contemporary masters from Australia and the U.S., whose innate sensitivity and sharp observational skills of the natural world embrace the vitality and wonderment of the universe as they define our vision of the transformative power of transcendent nature. LORRAINE BEATTIE’s photographs imbue her breathtaking works with a sense of emotion that transcends the picture plane, enveloping the viewer in the majesty of her awe-inspiring scenes. PAUL KENTZ’s flourishing brushstrokes and unique blending of Impressionistic and realist techniques culminates in an individual style analogous to the reputation of the remarkable New York City he so elegantly depicts.
EVANESCENT N-VISIONS manifests a passionate reverie of dynamic expressionistic images, reverberating huetopian tones and unique perspectives inspired by creative artists hailing from Finland, Italy and the U.S., whose inner vision, originality and individuality burst with a plentitude of mesmerizing joy. DMINC integrates elements from the natural world as well as semi-precious materials such as rhinestones and crystals into her artwork, representing the harmony and beauty of luxuriously mesmerizing jewels and natural elements. KATARIINA MANSIKKANIEMI’s figurative portraits offer viewers a global perspective through a visual comparison of national identities between cultures and continents, exposing the intimate affection of the individual face. BARBARA SIMONSON‘s lyrically colored undulating forms bring to life a love affair with the female form where luminescent figures bathed in mystery brilliantly metamorphose into glowing visions of feminine natural beauty.