Levis JCC in Boca Raton to Present Exhibition by Acclaimed Artist Deborah Bigeleisen - Opening March
Sep. 24, 2014 - BOCA RATON, Fla.
Levis JCC in Boca Raton to Present
Paintings by Deborah Bigeleisen
Exhibition Tracing the Evolution of an Artist's Vision Runs March 8 through April 30
in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center
(Boca Raton, FL – September 22, 2014) The Adolph and Rose Levis JCC's Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will exhibit the paintings of internationally renowned painter Deborah Bigeleisen from March 8 through April 30, 2015. The gallery is located at the Levis JCC's Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement at 21050 95th Avenue S. in Boca Raton.
The title of the exhibition is MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES: the Evolution of an Artist’s Vision which traces the path of the artist’s focus from creating Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses to her more evocative contemporary views that are an abstracted fractal of the original floral form although still suggestive of its organic roots. Though her paintings have been mentioned alongside Georgia O’Keefe, Bigeleisen brings a unique and distinctive 21st Century perspective to the floral genre.
"It was my research in Chaos Theory and my fascination with the mathematical principles of fractals, which are a component of Chaos Theory, that truly transformed my vision, not only of my subject, but also how I look at the world around me,” says Ms. Bigeleisen. ‘The more abstracted paintings may be viewed from multiple orientations; and with each rotation, the painting assumes a very different dynamic.”
FACTOID: Deborah Bigeleisen often signs her paintings on the side and not on the front so that they can be hung in whatever direction suits the collector’s eye.
"The common thread that weaves through all my work is my technique which is rooted in the practices of the Dutch master painters,” says Ms. Bigeleisen. “Working exclusively in oils and with various mediums, I apply upwards of 20 glazing layers, which enables me to achieve astonishing depth in the shadows and incredible luminosity in the highlights, while maintaining a completely smooth surface. With the non-representational work, my paintings have a totally new choreography and energy. Light is my subject now, and I use strong contrast and subtle tonal shifts to mold the forms and to seduce the viewer's eye in to the myriad of complexities within the structure.”
"I am thrilled to be partnering with the Rosen Museum Gallery at the Sandler Center for this exhibition. Because of the Jewish Community Center's fine reputation and extensive reach, this is an ideal opportunity to connect with a very broad and diverse audience, including children whose exposure to fine art may be minimal,” she adds. “With both the exhibition and my opening day presentation on ‘The Evolution of an Artist's Vision,’ I’d like to initiate a dialogue that is not only about looking at art with a new curiosity, but also about looking at the world around us with a fresh perspective.”
"My goal is to invite adults and children to open their minds and their imagination, to see beyond the obvious. In this 24/7, always connected, highly stressed, technology driven universe where changes are occurring at warp speed – yes, I'm of the Star Trek generation – most of us don't take the time to 'stop and smell the roses,' let alone even notice them.”
Bigeleisen hopes the MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES exhibition will encourage “everyone to take a pause from their every day routine, to shift the conversation from technology to creativity, and to discover the richness of art not only in our own backyard, but where ever we go.”
In addition to the free Artist’s Talk on March 8, Ms. Bigeleisen will also present a talk on “The Art of Buying Art” on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 for JCC members and $15 for non-members.
About Deborah Bigeleisen:
Flowers and nature have been the inspiration for Deborah Bigeleisen’s artistic expression since childhood, and are the common thread that weave through both her careers: first as a textile print designer and founder of her own global design company in NYC, and later as a fine artist which she began in 1998 upon moving to West Palm Beach, FL. In the early years of her painting career she was mentored by acclaimed technical master Sam Perry and guided by renowned visionary Gordon Parks. She also completed rigorous training through Master Artist Workshops.
From early on, Ms. Bigeleisen’s work gained the attention of fine art dealers across the U.S. from San Francisco and Austin to New York City and Southampton. Her paintings are collected world-wide both privately and publicly, enhancing the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., and LBC Design & Construction and more. Her paintings have been accepted into numerous museum exhibitions including the Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Williamsburg [Brooklyn, NY] Historical Center; have received awards in international competitions; and have graced the covers and interior pages of publications including Michael K. Corbin’s three part series “A Collector’s Journal,” Florida Design, New Art International, and Art & Antiques. In addition, her conceptual work in fractals has been published in the prestigious journal Science Creative Quarterly.
Ms. Bigeleisen's paintings are sold through fine art galleries, and have been prominently exhibited in international Contemporary and Fine Art fairs including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. For more information, please visit deborahbigeleisen.com.
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