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EDWARD LONGO GRAND OPENING: Original Art Paintings being presented on Upper East Side New York City
A Special Grand Opening of an impressive Art Exhibition is being held at the Yorkville Creperie located on York Avenue at 84th Street, NYC on January 18, 2010. Over forty paintings will be on display throughout January, ending on January 31st, 2010.
By: Edward Longo Fine Artist of Original Paintings.
The invitation is described in detail within the websites below. Consider attending this important exhibit as this is a very relaxing, and scenic neighborhood atmosphere. YORKVILLE CREPERIE is located at 1586 York Avenue (84th st) NYC. Paintings for sale viewing. Call 212-570-5445 for more details. We look forward to your presence.
FREE WINE offered on Monday January 18th fron 5PM to 8PM. Check out Longo's websites at www.edwardlongo.com, and www.edwardlongo.us
BIOGRAPHY: Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Edward Longo spent his youth in Cheshire. Then in 1951 he joined the Naval Air Force where he spent four years serving on numerous Naval bases and aircraft carriers as an aviation mechanic. It was only after this laborious process of working with his hands that he became interested in painting. His introduction to paint brushes, palette knives, and the techniques of applying oil came when the Hartford YMCA sponsored a ten-week art class. It was only after six or seven of those classes that he felt so confident he began painting on his own. After many years of experimenting with different techniques, mediums, and the execution thereof he finally set up his own gallery in Hartford. This experience, however, was short-lived. Prompted by the inspiration of a friend, he became convinced to make his bold move to New York City. Leaving all the equipment and furnishings behind Longo looked forward to expanding his artistic talents.
Edward Longo’s paintings are combinations of spontaneous inspiration, emotional freedom and daring color explorations. Longo describes the creative process as “the art of transferring one’s feelings from the palette onto the canvas.” Early life on the East Coast brought Edward Longo in contact with the verdant countryside and oceans, inasmuch as brine rolling foam and lusty breezes became ingrained within the confines of a truly sensitive spirit. With bold colors and painterly brushstrokes, Longo’s work possesses a passionate flair, even in his most serene compositions. His work displays the attention to intense colors and geometric shapes of Abstract Expressionism, while exuding the Romanticism and soft brushwork of Impressionism. Concentrating on drawing, sculpting and painting during the past twenty years he has exhibited his work in prominent Manhattan galleries, hotels, and public spaces. He currently lives and works in New York City.
My biggest inspiration came when I completed 'Scent of An Orchid. Longo said. This is what he has said about his unusual creative process: In essence, each and every painting has been painstakingly processed, spiritually, as I am sure those talented artists before me, must have experienced. Ultimately, each painting becomes manifest, subconsciously, without ever having a particular theme, or specific image in mind. This mysterious connection actually felt as if it was being transmitted through my own hand - each piece becoming developed through a different attitude. At times, while in the creative zone, it was as if I had been stimulated by a bolt of immense, positive electricity.
Edward Longo is not a product of traditional training. He is a gratified man because his strokes carry with them excitement, surprise and freedom of expression. I would describe him as being the son of an ethereal marriage of spirit and inspiration. His originality begins the moment he becomes one-on-one with the canvas. Brush or knife in hand, he is able to express, through God-given ingenuity, experiences that have been an integral part of the artist for decades. Encompassing photography, drawing, sculpting and painting, Longo has elevated himself, as well as the viewers, out of the banality of urban life and into the realm of utter creativity. Exhibitions followed, the public responsive, the art critics complimentary. Galleries and the walls of prominent restaurants have given the developing Longo legend good exposure.
* Gary Stevens - syndicated columnist.
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Contemporary artist offers original art paintings for sale online and in his Art Studio Gallery in New York City. Art for sale includes his own Leonardo Da Vinci drawing. Paintings consist of contemporary, abstract and modern art. New MAC Knife Paintings