Artist, Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster Is Featured At Weisman Community Center In Delray Beach. Meet The Artist February 23 And View “50 Years Of Making Art”

Artist Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster is featured at the Shirley and Barton Weisman Community Center in Delray Beach, in a retrospective exhibit, “50 Years of Making Art”.  The exhibit is a radical exploration of the mediums, techniques, and narratives of the artist.  Shooster will be presenting an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 23. The free event is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through March 3.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W. Atlantic Avenue          Delray Beach, FL 33446

 

 

PRESENTS:  

Fine  Artist,   Stephen  ‘Shoosty’  Shooster

 

 

“50   Years   of   Making   Art”

Meet the Artist Reception/Artist Talk:

Saturday, February 23

4-6 pm

Exhibit runs Now through March 3, 2019

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception

For more information:  561.558.2149

 

Sculpture, “Warrior Looking Left” by Stephen ‘Shoosty’ Shooster

 

 

 

A prolific artist in multiple mediums, Stephen ‘Shoosty’ Shooster is eager for viewers to understand the background of each of his art pieces.  From sculpture, to painting, to digital art, the story brings even more life to these artworks!

 

Shooster tells The Rickie Report, “Creating harmony out of chaos is a driving factor in my artwork. I thrive on movement, activity and especially music. Painting allows me to share the beauty I see in nature combined with my mind’s eye. The simple act of painting slows my mind to let it rest. In this way, chaos and calm become interdependent and bring balance to my life and my work”.

 

“My media changes according to the pace at which I wish to work. I keep many projects in motion at the same time. I stagger the works according to completion times ranging from hours and days to months and years. It takes long periods of time to get the big projects completed. Big projects need time to dry between coats, and patience to resolve composition, form, and colors. It helps to have small wins along the way to keep your mind sharp and cheerful”.

 

 

He explains, “I’m constantly evolving, experimenting with the latest technology while on a daily basis experiencing the hand tools and materials used by the Masters. It is critical to understand the nature of different forms of paint, brushes and skills when approaching technology. Every medium, as well as what I listen to and what is happening in my life, affects what ends up on the canvas, especially the dog hair if I’m not careful”. 

Most of Shooster’s work starts with an intimate drawing. He uses standardized on 14” x 20”, Fabriano, Acquarello, cold pressed, 100% cotton, grana fina, 140 lbs. watercolor paper. “It may sound quirky, but I always cut the last inch of the watercolor paper off, so I end up using 14” x 19” sheets, a size that feels right to me. I start by drawing whatever I see. Musicians are my favorite models. I look at my subjects very carefully while drawing. I pay extra attention to the lighting, especially the nuances that happen to occur. There is always something that I didn’t expect. I believe you can’t really see what you’re looking at until you try to draw it. It takes patience, but if you take the time, you will be rewarded. Whatever you are looking at, in time, will unpeel itself and reveal its essence”.

 

 

“After the initial drawing, I intentionally practice letting go to see where my mind can take it. My inspiration might be anything. I continuously study all kinds of art and visit museums the world over.  As a seasoned artist, I can also lean upon an extensive personal library of completed works and concepts for ideas. For instance, I recently did a drawing of trees with Spanish Moss hanging over them in North Florida. The following day I went to a music concert, brought the same drawing pad and did a drawing of the musicians on top of that landscape, then I integrated the two. The result is a dreamscape, called Gypsy Tears”. (http://www.shoosty.com/portfolio_single/236)

 

 

This exhibition features Shooster’s original artwork as a detailed overview of the artist’s portfolio from the last few decades. Shooster’s bold use of color, brazen brush strokes and surreal sculptural composition explore the artist’s inspirations ranging from his Jewish heritage and studies, to the impact of music and his unique personal perspective.

 

 

 

Shooster says, “Art is fundamentally about exploration. Through my life’s work, I bring the realm of possibilities to the forefront of my mind. This exercise loosens my thinking, like yoga for the body, so that when I approach a problem, I keep the solutions broad. It makes a big difference to approach challenges in your life with an open mind. By imbuing my lifelong love for learning into each creation, I create my work to inspire. If I had to describe my work in one word I would use the verb, ‘curative,’ meaning, ‘to make better,’ as in, let’s make the world better”.

 

 

While Shooster’s influence hones in on cultural history and primitive aesthetic, his evolving practice is anything but stagnant. Utilizing today’s advancement in technology as a medium in and of itself, the artist showcases with a mix of handcrafted skills and digital innovation.  

 

 

Stephen Shooster, known as ‘Shoosty’ was born in 1958 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Architecture, in 1986 at the University of Florida.  Shooster has enjoyed a successful corporate career by day and a prolific painting career by night.  He is also the author of ‘The Horse Adjutant’, a story about a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, and is featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Art.

 

 

 

You can see more of his work at  www.shoosty.com​

 

 

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“Art Of Gastronomy” Exhibit of 3D Sculptures By Stanford Slutsky Opens Sunday

Boynton Beach artist, Stanford Slutsky, exhibits a new body of his attention grabbing 3D sculptured, larger-than-life mixed media Food Art at the Weisman Delray Community Center.  The public is invited to a Free, Meet The Artist Reception on Sunday, September 18th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Bon Appétit!  What a great addition to your home or place of work!  

 

Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W.Atlantic Avenue          Delray Beach, FL 33446

PRESENTS:

“Art  Of  Gastronomy”

A   SOLO   EXHIBIT   BY:

STANFORD    SLUTSKY

Meet the Artist Reception:

Sunday, September 18th

2 to 4 pm

Free and Open To The Public

 

 

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Exhibit runs Now through October 8th, 2016

The Weisman Delray Community Center

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception.

For more information: Risa Demato 561.558.2149

 

 

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Round Candy Box 16″round

Stanford Slutsky tells The Rickie Report,

“I’m chasing the sweet thing in life”!

 

 

 

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Watermelon  20 x 39 x 5

 

 

The Weisman Delray Community Center is open to the public at no charge. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-9 pm. Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception. For more information, contact Risa Demato 561.558.2149 risad@ralesjfs.org

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Pepperoni Pizza Slice  45x 35 x3

 

For more information about the artist visit:

www.stanfordslutsky.com

or email mr-food@att.net

or call: 561.865.1285

 

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky Does It Again! “Food Of Your Childhood Brings Back The Good Times” At SOLO Exhibit In Delray Beach

The Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center located in Delray Beach is happy to announce the opening of a SOLO exhibition, “Food of Your Childhood to Bring Back the Good Times”. This exhibition of works by Stanford Slutsky has been curated by artists, Ralph Papa and Ann Schwartz. The show begins Monday, July 18th and runs through October 8, 2016.  The Free, Public Opening Reception and opportunity to meet the artist takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  You’re going to LOVE this 3D artwork enough to take it home!

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W.Atlantic Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33446 

PRESENTS:

“Food of Your Childhood To

Bring Back the Good Times”

A    SOLO   EXHIBIT   BY:

STANFORD    SLUTSKY

Free and Open To The Public

 

Opens Monday, July 18, 2016

 

 

Exhibit runs Monday, July 18th through October 8th, 2016

Free, Meet the Artist Reception:

Sunday, September 18th

2  to 4 pm 

 

 

 The Weisman Delray Community Center

Is open to the public at no charge.

 

HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:  9 am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

 

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception.

For more information: Risa Demato 561.558.2149

 

 

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Sanford Slutsky with 3D Mixed Media

 

 

 

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stanford Slutsky is a nationally and internationally known American painter and sculptor who has exhibited extensively in south Florida including in the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and many more museums. His evolution as an artist has led him to create larger-than-life explorations of food. But not just any food has captured his fancy… Slutsky harnesses the innocence of youth with sculptures of large donuts covered with colorful sprinkles, popsicles, strawberry shortcakes, ice cream on sticks, cakes, candy and even fruit, cheeseburgers and hot dogs.

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Assorted Candy”

 

By exaggerating the size of these snacks and desserts, the artist similarly enhances the viewer’s craving. Slutsky states, “After walking through the market, I see something sweet to create and proceed to recreate in my studio by eating, studying, feeling and smelling my new subject matter.” Slutsky then starts by taking photos, measuring, sculpting, sanding, and mixing paint colors for the mixed media construction of his artwork.

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Orange Push Up”

 

 

 

 

After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his optical illusion Art and geometric techniques, Slutsky has now moved into his new territory. His memory of the summer of 1957 when he drove a Good Humor ice cream truck and was called “Stan the Good Humor Man” drives his intention to stimulate and provoke a positive emotional response to our love of food.

 

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Big Boy”

 

 

 

Combining all his techniques with his love of art and his other passion…food. which he creates giant size realistic sculptures.  “When I was a child,” says Slutsky of Boynton Beach, FL, “there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all my artwork. Today, all of my new works of food are creations of colorful, playful and appetizing – yet calorie free”.

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Half Dozen”

 

 

 

Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, (out of more than 1100 submissions by nearly 400 artists, he was one of less than 100 artists chosen to represent the Best in Florida), 2016 His “Assorted Candy” won award at The Armory Art Center ( West Palm Beach), Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach international Airport, Rosen Museum Gallery (Boca Raton), and Hortt 45 The Best Of South Florida, among others.

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Paper Dot Candy”

 

The Weisman Delray Community Center is open to the public at no charge. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-9 pm. Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception. For more information, contact Risa Demato 561.558.2149 risad@ralesjfs.org

 

 

 

For more information about the artist visit:

www.stanfordslutsky.com or email mr-food@att.net or call: 561.865.1285

 

 

 

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