Sunday, October 25, 2015

Elaine Weiner-Reed, Artist: Two Paintings, Two Art Exhibitions in Paris, October 2015

                          
                                 Elaine Weiner-Reed    © 2014 EWRARTIST 
                                         "Curtain Call" (Acrylic, 22" x 24") 


                          
                                      Elaine Weiner-Reed    © 2014 EWRARTIST 
                                         "Static Electricity" (Acrylic, 22" x 24") 

      Have you ever entered a room and it fairly crackles with energy? I call that "static electricity." And I find that sometimes it is so powerful that it almost knocks me over...or sends me running (or watching my back)... At other times, it is more subtle, sparking just under the surface.  Heed the intuition when you feel that surge... It could be our subconscious picking up on vibes beyond our comprehension. 

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Official Press Release:


              "TERRA" DELIVERS ART IN PARIS

Visual arts exhibit produced by Brazilian and French curators explores the beauty and the challenges of the environment

Paris, October 9th, 2015 – “Terra” (earth) - one of the four elements of nature - is the inspiration for a visual arts exhibit that will be held at Artitude Gallery in Paris, from October 19th to 25th, 2015. The vernissage is scheduled for Monday, October, 19th at 6pm.

Through the work of artists from different nationalities, "EARTH" will display the beauty and the challenges of the environment, featuring paintings, sculptures and photographs inspired by nature.

The show is produced by a partnership between the galleries Artitude, in Paris, and Saphira & Ventura, in New York, and is curated by the Brazilians Alcinda Saphira and Louis Ventura and the French Jean Pierre Lorriaux.

"TERRA" is a traveling art exhibit created by the Brazilian curator Alcinda Saphira in 2007. The project brings together artists with different nationalities, backgrounds and styles under the same theme, which aims to raise awareness to the importance of preserving the planet.

The first three editions of "TERRA" took place in New York with the participation of more than 50 artists in total. This year, the exhibit arrives in Paris with 22 Brazilian, American and European artists.

"The work of these artists are characterized by the diversity and complexity of various cultures, but they do have in common the libertarian art". Their commitment as citizens encourages them to do art not only with commercial intent, but also with philosophical and social purposes”, she added.

The participating artists are: Elaine Weiner–Reed, Katia Gerasimov, Galina Krasskova, Mira Satryan, Cynthia McCusker, Hanna Oren – Huppert, Sergio Azol, Fatima Campos, Basha Maryasnka, Isabela Couto, Silveira Lopes, Rogerio Martins, Eunice Khoury, Edoardo Pacelli, Julia Equi, Stalleikem, Ricardo Raposo, Acacio Pereira, Marcos Amaro, Marita Wolf, Cassandra Fortes, Meme Vizotto, Eda Miranda, Jacques Stemer,       Barbara –Andres Schucht, Nicolas Savine.

 

         Next stop: Carrousel du Louvre

The partnership between Ava Gallery and Saphira & Ventura Gallery continues during the "Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre", which takes place on October 23th to 25th, in Paris.

The Saphira & Ventura gallery will bring 12 Brazilian and 8 American artists for the event.

The "Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre" takes place twice a year and is an opportunity to find pieces by established and emerging artists. Galleries from several countries participate in the event.

Those interested in participating in future editions of "TERRA" and "Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre", should contact Saphira & Ventura gallery sending an email to alcindas@aol.com.

SOBRE SAPHIRA & VENTURA GALLERY 
Headquartered in New York with a representation in France, Saphira & Ventura gallery produces exhibits in the United States, Brazil and Europe with the mission to engage and connect artists from different communities in the world. The gallery is a result of the successful work of the curator Alcinda Saphira and the economist Louis Ventura, who has both administered the Saphira Studio-Seigreen for the past five years. The studio has produced exhibits in renowned places like UN and NY Public Library. Artists interested in promoting their work in the international arts market and being part of a global network, should apply for membership with Saphira & Ventura Gallery. For more information visit the website www.saphirastudio.com or send an email to alcindas@aol.com.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Elaine Weiner-Reed's Creative License Studio Bringing You Artist Musings: "Talking Story"

Elaine Weiner-Reed's Artist Musungs:

      Inspired by my "Masks & Mirrors" Sketchbook Series, this painting is about relationships...and the torment, the psychological complexity and co-dependencies vibrating within them... 

      Everything is on the surface, almost close enough to touch, to ensnare the viewer. Emotions here are personified in swirls of color..., an expressive graffiti dance unique to the story.

             Painting Title: "Talking Story"
             © 2015 Elaine Weiner-Reed
                  [All Rights Reserved]

          

EWR's related thoughts on art as it relates to her life, relationships, & beyond:

            "Painting is energy and color in motion...,
             but it is also more than that:
                  it is a convergence of all that we are, 
                                  believe,
                                  and think...
                  all channeled into our paintings. 
                                Art is my journal, my ARTobiography." - EWR (Jun15)

                                                   🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

"Elaine Weiner-Reed Faces Deep Loss" - Spring 2015 Art Review, NYC's Gallery&Studio Magazine

Review by Art Critic Anne Rudder in NYC's Gallery & Studio Magazine's Spring Edition 2015: 

The review focuses on a subset of Weiner-Reed's "Memories" painting series.

                                
                                "Primal Scream" - Mixed Media (36 x 24 inches) 
                                                                 © Elaine Weiner-Reed
 

Elaine Weiner-Reed observes:

   "Sometimes I do not even realize that I have donned a mask... That was the case in this instance and I was unmasked in the following art review ... In a good way. 
    I always paint from my gut in an honest expression of my vision and emotions and personal experience. Yet, what this insightful (and intense) review revealed was my darker or deeper emotions contained in many works...in my "Memories" series, specifically, I painted about pain, grief, loss, confusion, denial, and void. 
     An optimistic pragmatist, I always try to focus on the positive or up-side of things, such as hope and life itself as a gift. That message is always what I want a viewer to carry with them after experiencing my work... 
           Before someone moves on, however, I do want them to experience the core, my underlying content and the entire life contained within my paintings."

   So, as you look at my paintings (www.weiner-reed.com "Memories " Gallery Tab), try and connect my story to your own... 
              We are never alone in our pain or our joy. These are universal truths.

   I invite you to remove your own protective mask and read on, feel, and connect... 
Thank you.

                                                  -- Artfully yours,
                                                           Elaine 
             

An excerpt, the introduction of the review follows:

           "Elaine Weiner-Reed Faces Deep Loss." 

 "Elaine Weiner-Reed’s work in the New Century Artists Show, “Memories,” mines human emotion with an abstract expressionist sensibility. Like de Kooning and Grace Hartigan, Weiner-Reed does not eschew the figure in her work and uses black gestural line to great effect. Here, it is one of the primary elements as she strives to break boundaries of emotional limitations.

She allows red and black to predominate in this series, of figurative subject matter, rendered with minimum detail, in a range of hues and strong lines. She, thus, provides an artistic filter that is visceral, chaotic and painful as she tries to cope with and understand transient finality.

This artist has always been a fighter against the status quo. Undaunted by prosaic artistic minds throughout her career, she vigorously has created paintings and sculptures exploring uncharted places.

In this show, her territory is the minefield of human emotions that erupts when there is a profound, personal loss, a rupturing of a seamless thread of existence broken forever, with which one must come to terms. Weiner-Reed accomplishes this here...."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

EWR and Creative License: Artist Musings: Inside The Mirror, Looking Out



                                 
                                             "Mirror, Mirror" -  © Elaine Weiner-Reed
                                                                    36" x 24" inches; Acrylic


    As I create (painting, sculpture, writing), I often lose track of the fact that everything I make is a part of me, my autobiography. All of it is and will always be/become 'pieces and parts' of the whole: from the inside, OUT. Our truest view in the mirror, if you will...

    I am definitely a work in progress, an evolution of a theme, a packet of potential, a convergence of all that I think, dream, say, create, do, and refrain from doing.

    So, as I keep pushing, discovering, and believing, I need to remember that I am a woman and a mother and a work in progress... I must remember that I can recreate myself and my reflection with another stroke of the brush, another splash of color, another smile, kindness or laugh. 
                         The mirror is in my own control, my own hands.


Musings...

"...So, it occurs to me that we really never can see ourselves as others see us. Mirrors reflect only our flipped/reversed corporeal image back at us...often masked with a smile or ephemeral sentiment. Reality, then, would be a compendium of images in time...collaged with our words, creations, testimonials, memories, and sentiments. Short of that, every photo is but a blink and its reflection. May our autobiography be long, vibrant, and impactful..."

"...Looking in the mirror is an interesting activity...alternatively at times: scary, illuminating, lonely, or peaceful. Sometimes we see ourselves looking back, sometimes a younger or older version of ourselves. It could even be a stranger... At times, we see a novel, a short story or poem...even an off-kilter limerick could fit the moment in time. Mirrors sometimes reflect what we want to see, sometimes quite the opposite. Always, though, it is only a fragmentary and flipped version of ourselves at a moment in time. 
               ...What would our image in the mirror look like 
               if we could see a composite of what the world 
               sees when it looks at us? 
                           Therein lies a mystery."


    For now, then, I shall content myself with my art and writings and hope they became my truest reflection in my life and in the mirror.

                                                - Yours in Art,
                                                         Elaine Weiner-Reed 



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Saturday, April 25, 2015

EWR and Creative License brings "Artist Musings: Who is that Person in the Mirror?"


Detail of a painting in progress...

       "Inside the Mirror, Looking out"

Artist Musings 

   ...Looking in the mirror is an interesting activity...alternatively at times: scary, illuminating, lonely, or peaceful. Sometimes we see ourselves looking back, sometimes a younger or older version of ourselves. It could even be a stranger... 
   At times, we see a novel, a short story or poem...even an off-kilter limerick could fit the moment in time. 
   Mirrors sometimes reflect what we want to see, sometimes quite the opposite. 
        Always, though, it is only a fragmentary and flipped version of ourselves
               at a moment in time. 

   What would our image in the mirror look like if we could see a composite of what the world sees when it looks at us? 
              Therein lies the mystery. 

                           -EWRARTIST 
                      © Elaine Weiner-Reed


As I create (painting, sculpture, writing), I often lose track of the fact that everything I make is a part of me, my autobiography. All of it is and will always be/become 'pieces and parts' of the whole: from the inside, OUT. Our truest view in the mirror, if you will...

I am definitely a work in progress, an evolution of a theme, a packet of potential, a convergence of all that I think, dream, say, create, do, and refrain from doing.

So, as I keep pushing, discovering, and believing, I need to remember that I am a woman and a mother and a work in progress... I must remember that I can recreate myself and my reflection with another stroke of the brush, another splash of color, another smile, kindness or laugh. The mirror is in my own hands.

What do I and what do you want your ultimate reflection and story to convey?... Let us matter and make a difference together, shall we?


        Artfully yours,
            Elaine (www.weiner-reed.com)

    ....stay tuned for the next glimpse in my mirror 

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

From NYC Gallery to Art Museum Show: "Primal Scream" by Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWR) - April to July 2015

From Gallery to Museum... 

                        "Reality often begins with dreams that are built upon 
                        foundations of dedication and hard work." - EWR

                                                         *****************

   Elaine Weiner-Reed is pleased to announce that her mixed media painting entitled "Primal Scream" has been curated into an art exhibit at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art. 

   The International Contemporary Masters Art Exhibition runs from April 15th to July 3rd (2015).

   There will be an exclusive VIP reception on Saturday, April 11th. 
         (Contact the Museum directly regarding invitations and attendance.)


                                      
                                      Elaine Weiner-Reed - "Primal Scream" - Mixed Media 
                                        (Framed Dimensions: 41 inches H x 29 inches W)
                                                      Price available upon request.



                                                       Hope to see you there...



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Musings from the art studio of Elaine Weiner-Reed: Looking Forward, Looking Back Part II

The 360-Degree Check-Up



Artists need to self-analyze continuously, asking themselves:
  • Why do I make art?
  • What are my motivations?
  • What are my inspirations?
  • What is my message, content?
  • What sets my work off from others?
  • Where do I see myself and my art - within society, within the art spectrum?
  • Where do I want to take my art?
  • Am I doing what I need to do to get where I want to be...and do I have time to do it?
As we contemplate ourselves and our art and make those conscious decisions and determinations, we must continue creating. 



 For example: I started working on iPad creations when I cannot get to the studio... It may or may not lead to something else, but I am still creating!


This Artist's Cycle-of-Life: 
    So, about 2 years ago now, I found myself painting figures again... 

   It felt like "coming home."  It seems to be a cycle with me that once I have quasi-mastered a new medium after working with it for three or more years, I begin painting the figure. 


   I started my art life drawing figures - usually ladies - at 4 or 6 years old. Since then, with sculpture, then watercolors, then acrylics and mixed media...I eventually find myself coming back to the human form, figures. 

Do you have something like that in your art? 
...something personal, 
a favorite theme or subject matter? 
If so, do not ignore it!


In acrylics, I moved or evolved from these non-objective, mixed media abstract expressionist works (circa 2013)...

          ...to these abstract expressionist figurative paintings in 2014.


Who knows where I will move from here... 
It is a journey that is uniquely mine. 
My current series focuses on relationships
and the influences of my past, my own unique history.
   

 What we must remember is this:
     We must never limit ourselves. (There are enough people out there who will try to limit us, so we must remain positive and never give up on our dreams.) It is up to each artist to determine our own timeline for our progression and achievements. The sky is the limit and the journey is as important as the paintings that result from it.

                                  Now: Let's get back to creating!!
                      Our world needs this art legacy we are making....


                                                              Yours in Art,
                                                                     Elaine

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