AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its 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 artby 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 MENARTchannels 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 MERCERtransposes 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.