Holiday Extravaganza Exhibition

9 Dec 2016 – 31 Jan 2017

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Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

New York
New York, United States

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Celebrating four resplendent Holiday group exhibitions, a link of thematic excellence unites these four exhibitions, offering Chelsea art lovers paintings of sublime superiority.


In the spirit of the Chelsea Holiday Art Season, AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY is showcasing unparalleled artworks from talented artists spanning the U.S. and the globe whose works illuminate the vigorous creativity flourishing in the abstract, figurative and natural realms. Celebrating four resplendent Holiday group exhibitions, a link of thematic excellence unites these four exhibitions, offering Chelsea art lovers paintings of sublime superiority.  Evocative and dynamic, this Amsterdam Whitney Holiday exhibition exudes an alluring glow with stunning luminous creative energy reflecting an ethereal combination of works which challenge the boundaries of artistic creativity. Pulsating with mesmerizing synergy and sparkling creativity, these holiday treasures are visual gems of sophisticated, eclectic and evanescent representations of the world as they shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language. Reflecting the revitalizing penetration of compelling global ideas in our culture, this cross-continental conversation in art will dazzle the senses during the holiday season for both art acquisitors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent aesthetic explorations of the visual realm. 


SUBLIMINAL TREASURES navigates the convergence of gesture, line, shadows, and texture to create truly emotive compositions. By dynamically defining their oeuvre with passionate synergy, these talented artists offer illuminated global compositions that are intriguing hallmarks of the art world.  AI-WEN WU KRATZ’s visual dialogue communicates an immense moving story replete with evocative gestures, rich textures and atmospheric hues through painting and photography alike. Embracing an otherworldly reality, CLJ LANCASTER portrays figures of angels as her paintings serve as a vehicle for self clarity and realization. VIGGO SALTING's allegorical clown paintings transform into a symbol for the passion, joy, pain and sorrow of the human experience


EXALTATION of the ABSTRACT manifests a charismatic visual cavalcade of three dazzling abstract masters whose distinct artistic lexicon defines their syntax of individual self-expression with emblazoned creations. Through their heraldic coloration and fascinating compositions, each artist existentially celebrates and explores the global contemporary community with riveting and provocative work.  INGER DILLAN ANTONSEN creates an abstract visual syntax of ethereal color, which echoes the swirling movement of the birth of stars. PAUL HARTEL creates abstract compositions infused with the purity of the moment as he paints a playful sense of freedom and an energetic vibrancy. HAZEL STONE renders water-media paintings, eagerly accepting the challenge of finding a solution to artistic problems posed by both her imagination and the mystery of life.


LUMINESCENT EXPLORATIONS is an exhibition of contemporary cultural prisms of our topography, which twists traditional organic subjects with natural luminosity and provides a colorful spectrum of rejuvenated views of the natural terrain. This spectacularly talented quartet of artists, hailing from the U.S., Switzerland and Canada, metaphorically illustrate their trans-luminescent visual sensations of nature. Colorful and exciting, the featured artists reflect colossal aesthetic configurations of our external world. LANCE CARTER's incandescent digital and film photography is in quest of the quintessential moments of nature, as he highlights the sublime perfection and divine majesty of our universe.  NICOLE COUDRAY's impassioned expressionistic abstracted nature paintings offer a non-verbal, visceral expression of the natural world and are an amalgam of the sensations of our universe. Inspired by the divinity of nature, KAY CURTIS continues the tradition of floral art, an ancient practice that involves creating scientifically accurate depictions of plant life. YOLANTA DESJARDIN's masterful still life paintings illustrate a contemporary translation on the time-honored tradition, exuding a cornucopia of mesmerizing details and chromatic fusions.


REJOICING the SOUL-STICE synthesizes to reveal symbolic multifaceted sensory figurative visions which introduce the viewer to gifted artists whose compositions are expressionist paradigms of luminescence. Echoing invisible visceral emotions which translate intangible thoughts into insightful, incandescent paintings, the art sparkles with the innermost depths of the soul.  BELINDA BELL's whimsical figurative compositions are satirical portraits, reflecting a desire to create art that concerns itself with the deepest myths of humanity. PENELOPE CHIUSANO juxtaposes pop feminist culture, fashion, and politics alongside the "Domestic Diva" while her clever amalgamations whimsically satirize the anxieties of womanhood and the vanity of media-obsessed culture. DEVON GOVONI conjures figurative emotional vistas that create a sense of intrigue and fantasy which transcend the distractions of everyday life. TERRY SIGLER uniquely portrays detailed facial characteristics by creating emotionally compelling painterly oil on canvas snapshots of each subject which viscerally illustrates the emotive character and soul of the person.


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