Armory Art Center Features Peter D. Gerakaris: “Tropicalia Remix”

The Armory Art Center is pleased to present Tropicália Remix, a solo exhibition by Peter D. Gerakaris. Co-organized with the Cornell Club of Eastern Florida and curated by Cornell alumna Heather Zises, Founder of (READ)art, a selection of new artworks will be showcased in the East Gallery at the Armory Art Center from February 29 to March 18, 2016. The Rickie Report shares details and a sneak peek of this stimulating exhibit!

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents:

 

 

PETER. D GERAKARIS:

” Tropicália Remix”

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

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Drawing upon elements from his recent Cornell Tech commission Tropicália—an immersive 2,000 sq. ft. site-specific installation—Gerakaris will present a selection of new mixed media works on canvas along with a large mural segment from the original show. The exhibition will also feature an ambient soundtrack of exotic tonalities from Tropicália, created by New York composer/producer Trevor Gureckis. Visitors are invited to enjoy an interactive color experience by wearing ChromaDepth 3D glasses (provided by the gallery) which “lift” certain colors off the surface while pushing other colors “behind” the surface.

 

 

 

Tropicália Remix will unfold in two phases. During the first half of the show, the main gallery wall will feature a 5’ vertical scroll-banner inspired by the artist’s Mask Series. For the latter part of the exhibition, the artist will be on site to install a 19’ wide “Tropicália Jungle” mural vignette transplanted from the original Cornell Tech site.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK:

 

Gerakaris’ distinctive “Post-Pop Botanic” style tickles the retina and mind, presenting a postnatural vision of nature as if diffracted through a pop-cultural lens – a space where nature and culture converge. Engaging motifs such as poisonous flowers, beauty vs. toxicity, our fractured relationship with the natural environment, and the limits of human perception, the artist employs a vibratory palette, kaleidoscopic geometry, and meticulous detail. While firmly rooted in the traditions of drawing and painting by hand, the artist’s mixed- media process inevitably blurs analog and digital boundaries by integrating various emerging technologies. Gerakaris adds, “Perhaps Tropicália Remix parallels the hypercoherence of our contemporary world— a global civilization that is growing almost as wildly and chaotically as nature itself.”

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

 

American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris has maintained a NYC studio for over a decade, having earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize. Gerakaris’ kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami accordion sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in many prominent institutional collections including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program Permanent Collection in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center, and Citibank, in addition to numerous private collections such as Beth Rudin DeWoody. His artwork has been exhibited around the globe at venues such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, and featured in publications like Cool Hunting, Time Out Beijing, the Financial Times, and Architectural Digest. Gerakaris has also created a variety of large-scale, site-specific installations commissioned by Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, NY and Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Invites You To Exhibit At Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society invites everyone to their Exhibit, “Members Love Watercolor”.  GCWS, one of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.  The Free Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 5 pm at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Nessa Grainger AWS, an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details plus the artist statements and peeks of the 2014 award winners. We encourage art lovers to see this exhibit at this prestigious art complex! 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Invites You To:

“Members Love Watercolor”

Free Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

2855 Coral Springs Dr.   Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000     www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

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Georgia McGraw Best in Show, 2014

“Watercolor painting has been my passion for the past 30 years. People often ask, “What do you paint?” Even after all this time, I have no good answer. Imaginary landscapes? Painting for me is much like playing with a Wejee Board. After the first few brush strokes, the painting seems to have a mind of its own. The end is partly a surprise. My Bachelor of Arts Degree is from East Carolina University in Fine Arts. I was elected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in 2001 and the American Watercolor Society in 2004.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Chacon 1st Place, 2014

“I was always fascinated by colors and how to apply them to canvas and paper to create beautiful things. My goal is to combine colors in a way that expresses my feelings and allows the viewer to experience an emotion. Nature has inspired me with amazing shapes, lights and shadows. My other passion is painting people. It is great to capture facial expressions when nothing is spoken.”

 

 

 

 

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Judy Nunno 2nd Place, 2014

South Florida native Judy Nunno is a self taught watercolor artist who
specializes in portraits and paintings of crystal and glass. She is a
signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and a member of American, National and Southern Watercolor Societies as well as several local art guilds. She is a two-time winner in Watercolor Artist Magazine’s Annual Watercolor Media Show Case Competition and has been published in North Light Books’ Splash 16: Exploring Texture (2015) and Splash 17 (2016).

 

 

Bunny sheffield 3rd place

Bunny Sheffield 3rd Place, 2014

 

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
-John Keats-

“In contrast to the current trend of content laden art, nature is where I always find myself most at home. It is the quietude, coolness of color, and peacefulness that I reflect in my paintings. I select elements of nature and paint them with distinct plays of light and shadow. Shadows have multiple colors reflected within them and are not just an uninteresting gray. This reminds us that shadows play just as important a role in paintings as light. By combining light and shadow with intriguing color, I am a value painter who truly enjoys major and subtle contrasts of the two”.

 

 

 

 

Nessa Grainger, AWS, Juror

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Maguire’s SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Patricia (Pati) Maguire has been drawing and painting all of her life.  Whether viewing her plein air paintings, international landscapes, figures, portraits or still life creations, one can feel Pati’s sensitivity and sense of being “at one” with her subject matter.  As she says,  “Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.”  Everyone will have an opportunity to view her work during a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center.  The Opening Reception is open to the public and the exhibit continues through November 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire

SOLO Exhibition

Opening Reception

 Saturday,  October 18th

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Exhibit Continues through November 15, 2014

Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460
561.471.2901
www.palmbeachculture.com

"All Together" by Patricia Maguire

“All Together” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire’s view is that,” Art is nature as seen through the filter of emotions.”  She explains to The Rickie Report, ” I have been drawing and painting all my life. Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.  I have not chosen to paint, rather it has chosen me, and I feel it is something I must do.”

 

"View from Ponte Vecchio Three" by Patricia Maguire

“View from Ponte Vecchio”  by Patricia Maguire

 

 

“My formative years were spent in big cities, with lots of access to museums, galleries and schools, but I have chosen to be closer to nature in the last decades. I live on the water, and escape to the mountains. I hope this love of our natural world communicates itself to you in my work. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela. I have now lived in Florida, USA, for the past decades. Each country has left footprints,” she shares.

 

 

"Deceptively Calm" by Patricia Maguire

“Deceptively Calm” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Her formal art education began at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Pati earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She holds an MBA from FAU.  ” My work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings presently hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Bufflao,and  Port Jefferson, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA.”

 

 

"Green Shadows" by Patricia Maguire

“Green Shadows” by Patricia Maguire

Pati teaches painting at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, Plein Air Palm Beach Painters, The American Society of Impressionist Painters and is the founder  of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  

 

 

"Welcome to the Jungle" by Patricia Maguire

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Her recent exhibition highlights are acceptance into Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011, and solo exhibitions in Boca Raton and Lake Worth, Florida.  In addition, Pati’s work has been featured in national magazines and books. When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.

 

"Kayaks For Rent" by Patricia Maguire

“Kayaks For Rent” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

For more information about Patricia Maguire’s artwork, please visit:

www.patimaguire.com
www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings.com
www.patricia-maguire.artistwebsites.com

Or

Email:   patimaguire@aol.com

 

 

 

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From Infants to Toddlers, Judy Eisinger’s Newest Artwork Will Please

Judith ‘Yudit’ Eisinger will be showing her newest artwork at the upcoming Wellington ArtFest on the Green.  The Rickie Report is giving you a sneak peek at her affordable, bright art which is perfect for a child’s room.  From infant to toddler, Judith has contemporary prints that offer a fun focus. We love the ability to personalize some!  Read more details in this article.

 

 

MEET JUDY EISINGER 

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Wellington Art Society 

8th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

ArtFest on the Green

Wellington Amphitheater

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.

Wellington, Florida

Saturday, January 25, 2014,    8-5 pm

Sunday, January 26, 2014,   10-4 pm

 

 

For decades, Judy Eisinger had created stunningly beautiful mixed-media paintings – mostly for others to enjoy.  With her first grandchild on the way, Judy wanted to create something for her son and daughter-in-law to enjoy-something personal, and binding, between them and the new baby, Ethan. “I just wanted to create a work of art that always reminded them of the love and joy of being parents.” she says.  Thus tinook.com was born.

 

"Tinook"

“Tinook”

 

 

As babies grow up, Judy realized that their room’s decor changes as well!  At Wellington ArtFest, she will unveil her newest artwork for children’s’ rooms.  These bold and bright prints are ready to frame and reasonably priced.

 

 

"Choo-Choo"

“Choo-Choo”

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Impressionism is not a movement; it is a philosophy of lifeMax Libermann

Judy tells The Rickie Report, “For me, art has always evolved from impressions of life, rather than a strict rendering of a given subject. In every new painting, I love the ebb and flow of line and bold colors, the power of less is more, and the ways simplicity and boldness together can magically evoke sensation”.

 

She explains, “To make these wonderful discoveries and impressions, I begin with the traditional paper and pencil emboldened by techniques using new technology. This method gives me the freedom to focus on being truly imaginative and unbounded, in my approach to the subject, in my process, in my technique”.

 

 

"Girl"

“Girl”

 

 

 

“My style of painting may have changed over the years, but my fascination with the human condition as a subject matter has not. My favorite figure painting was done in college—an aging female model wearing the scars of life. The first painting I ever sold in the early ‘70s was of a homeless man in the depth of a Cleveland winter.   I paint because it’s what I love to do, and always have.  My first painting was in third grade. My last one, thankfully, is yet to come”, Judy relates.

 

"Numbers"

“Numbers”

 

Judy attended Kent State University (Bachelor of Fine Arts/ minor in education), Cleveland Institute of Art and Cooper School of Art.  Her professional career includes: Yudit Design; Daniels & Roberts Ad Agency, Boca Raton; Lion Greeting Cards, Tel Aviv, Israel; Griswold-Eshelman Advertising, Cleveland, Ohio; and Penton Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio.   Judy is an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach State College, “Designing on the MAC”.

 

"Boy"

“Boy”

 

 

Judy is  the author and illustrator of ” !SEE!  Whatever I want a line to be, children’s book on creativity” and has taken awards in many exhibitions.  Judy’s work has been seen  at:  Florida Artist, Anti-Defamation League juried exhibition, ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art, Whole Foods, SOLO Exhibit, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, ‘Playbill’ cover winner, City of Delray, ‘First Night’ poster winner, Wellington Art Society, poster winner, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places – Airport, Dole Foods, three 30 second ‘Bobby Banana’ TV spots, American Advertising Federation, Silver ADDYs and People Choice Award, Progressive Insurance, First place poster winner, Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport, 36 painting commission,  Artist Cooperative, Cleveland, Ohio, One-Woman show and City of Cleveland Heights, Annual Report poster winner.

 

"Letters"

“Letters”

 

Judy’s artwork can be found in Private collections, United States, Israel, Sweden, Hungary; City of West Palm Beach; Palms West Hospital and Seagull Industries for the Disabled.

 

"Colors"

“Colors”

For more information please contact Judith ‘Yudit’ Eisinger  at  judy@yudit.com   Call  561.333.7850   or visit  www.yuditdesign.com

 

 

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