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Painter Amiel Weisfogel Joins Goldenstein Gallery

Originally Published: June 10, 2018 3:10 p.m.

Goldenstein Gallery is delighted to welcome oil painter Amiel Weisfogel to their gallery of artists. Acclaimed for his evocative work, his paintings have been featured in numerous shows and galleries nationally including Santa Fe and the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City.

Weisfogel’s love affair with painting began at a young age but it was at 19 that his work was profoundly transformed when a professor of his introduced him to the paintings of Nathan Oliveira.  To this day he remembers seeing Oliveira’s lone figures and stark gestural landscapes for the first time in Manhattan and feeling awed.  He wondered what it would be like to create an image so utterly compelling and powerful.

“I believe that art should have at its core a sense of emotional urgency.” Weisfogel notes “ And I am equally certain that a well-executed painting will leave an indelible mark on the heart of the viewer.”

This passion is evident in his paintings which are full of visceral textures that seem to leap off of the canvas capturing the energy of the artist. He works to paint from life in an emotionally vibrant way, focusing on gestures and posture, on how individuals wrestle with negative space, and on the passing moments when subjects find and lose their place amid light and shadow. 

Viewers of his work are transfixed by his impressionistic landscapes which beckon them inward to another place and time. Abstract in tone, they invite the audience to allow their imagination to flow unfettered into the piece.

The public is invited to view Weisfogel’s work at their Gallery located at 150 State Route 179, near the “Y,” in Sedona. Goldenstein is known for presenting an inspiring array of work that is full of color, motion and a fresh yet sophisticated sensibility, The gallery represents over 50 diverse artists, primarily local and regional.

For more information on Goldenstein Gallery artists, artwork, 12 Satellite Exhibits Sedona City Wide, Artists in Residence and events please visit GoldensteinArt.com. Sign up for their monthly E-zine, Instagram and Facebook or call 928-204-1765. Open daily, Goldenstein Gallery’s address is 150 State Route 179, at the corner of SR179 and 89A. Voted Best Gallery in Sedona 10 years running and recently named the best place to shop in Sedona by USA Today 10 Best, Goldenstein Gallery is known for its diversity of world-renowned local and regional artists in all media and styles.