• Photo Story: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening July 18

    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening JULY 18
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening July 18

    This special, “Stars & Stripes Forever!” exhibition offers an exuberant 5-Star Salute to the arts which will dazzle the senses of both art acquisitions and art aficionados alike with its sparkling regeneration of the visual realm. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and artistic creativity, these artists’s sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language.

    (L-R) Artist William Steinberg with friend Doug Steinberg
    (L-R) Doug and Benjamin Steinberg with William Steinberg’s work

    Doug and Benjamin Steinberg with William Steinberg’s work

    SPECTRAL DIORAMAS sparkles art aficionados through an energizing national perspective with artists residing all over North America, including California, Illinois and Canada. This compelling mixed-media exhibition opens windows and illuminates natural landscapes in new, dynamic and exciting ways through multiple mediums including photography, painting and print-making. DEBBIE CAIN photographs landscapes across the world with an enchanting twist, transforming portraits of distinct individuals and entrancing locals into newfound places resurgent with surreal intrigue and fascination. ADRIENNE KYROS’s paintings mimic the undulating vigor of our natural world, capturing the timeless beauty of nature through paint in order to allow all too joyfully experience the wonderful landscapes that surround us within the calm reaches of our interiors. WILLIAM STEINBERG‘s intimate prints invert the standard geometric grid of modern architecture to explore the fluidity of construction that transcends its grounded space, creating anthropomorphic buildings that reveal wonderful fantasy worlds for all to enjoy.

    (L-R) Artist Monica Tavarez with Erick Sanchez
    (L-R) Artist Monica Tavarez with Erick Sanchez

    REALMS of the SOUL sets off fireworks with this star-spangled show reflecting three contemporary artists representing Australia, the Netherlands and the United States by exploring reality through spectacular color palettes and dynamic brushstrokes, offering an ecstatic representation of the effervescent world. Each artist distinctly questions humanity through emotional investigations, existentially representing varied perspectives on our surroundings. LIZ ASHBURN‘s “Crusade” series reinterprets the wars during the Holy Roman Empire through the lens of our time period’s Wars in Iraq, expressing through the dialectical tension of conflict the emergence of peace arising from the aftermath of political turmoil both on and off the battlefield. LIESBETH OUDSHOORN creates dream imagery inspired by her personal environment, intermixing surreal abstract figuration amidst bold pools of primary colors and taking viewers on a visual voyage filled with jovial imagination and fantastical intrigue. MONICA TAVAREZ reimagines the portraiture of 20th century masters in an individual and contemporary way by transforming the beautiful faces of women into demure statues of desire, timelessly presenting the heartfelt beauty and demeanor of ageless femininity.

    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening JULY 18
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening July 18

    MAXIMUS of ABSTRACTION ignites the senses as it showcases contemporary art from the United States and Canada, fantastically capturing the globalized world through vivacious colors and sparkling brushstrokes. These energetic compositions question the reality of human actions by offering an interactive interpretation of the inner depths of one’s exuberant imagination. SHAWN JACOBS‘s gestural paintings represent a meeting between mind and body, the subconscious and perception, unbridled emotions and rational interpretation, and his vibrantly colorful canvases in exchange instigate viewers to feel and be inspired by his dialectical creations. JACK JASPER implements a rigorous color palette comprised of deep, saturated hues, juxtaposing pure fields of voluminous color with organic shapes delicately floating amidst the voracious backdrop of his abstract dreamscapes. NIKOLINA OKUKA finds inspiration in nature, turning her unique Gem Art ® compositions into aesthetic portals to the existing environments the glistening stones were acquired, creating an exceptional conversation between natural resources and individual creation.

    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening JULY 18
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Opening July 18

    OPTYX of the PLENTITUDE dazzles art connoisseurs with a national exhibition of artists residing in the United States including Colorado and New Mexico. This illuminating show sparkles before viewer’s candescent eyes, offering an enticing view of the surrounding world through delectable colors and dynamic artistic techniques. ANEESHA PARRONE transforms her itinerant experiences into multifaceted fabric artworks by drawing techniques from ancient civilizations in order to bridge gaps between societies and endorse world-wide connectivity. CHARLOTTE SHROYER‘s figurative silhouettes emerge from the depths of her entrancing canvases and demonstrate a side of portraiture interested in unearthing emotions of past experiences in order to express these memories symbolically through the human body.

    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. Imaginatively presenting visual communication through diverse levels of external and internal experiences, “Collectors’ Choice” Master PAUL M. COTE employs an Abstract vocabulary and the audience is confidently shown the passionate energy of the act of creation. 

    photography by: Max Noy Photo

     

     

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