Photorealism Paintings by Danny Heller

The first time we saw the work of Danny Heller Art, we thought we were looking at blown up photographs! We were amazed by Danny’s realistic painted renderings of iconic Mid Century Modern buildings, cars, and locations! You can view more of (and purchase) works by Danny on his website:
http://www.dannyhellerart.com/

 

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UPDATE from Danny Heller:

After much anticipation, I’m happy to announce my next exhibition for 2016 will open March 3rd at the George Billis Gallery’s New York City location.

Titled “Midcentury Manhattan,” this series delves deeper into my exploration of the architecture, car culture, and design aesthetic that flourished in New York City in the 1950s and 60s. At a time when the city was transitioning from WWII aftermath to Modern metropolis, a whole new vision of contemporary city life was taking shape. Brownstone buildings turned into glass skyscrapers, a simplified clean aesthetic replaced ornate details, and entire city blocks were leveled to make way for the almighty automobile. Focusing on this duality of old and new, my work captures a changing New York – the old neon signage of the neighborhood pharmacy, as well as the sleek interiors of Mies van der Rohe’s groundbreaking Seagram Building. You’ll find classic storefront windows displaying 1950’s fashion, juxtaposed with office windows of a Madison Ave skyscraper. Viewed as a whole, my series aims to take viewers to this transformative period of time – and might even remind them that many of these scenes can still be found in Manhattan today.

 

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Show Runs: March 1-26, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-8pm

George Billis Gallery
525 W 26th St., Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001
212.645.2621
www.georgebillis.com

Beefcake of the Week ~ Daryl

Hi Daryl!
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What’s your idea of a perfect date?
“Horseback riding all day, dinner and wine by candlelight, go country dancing with my Modern Bear until we are tired and ending our date with a tailgate party and game the very next day.” How would you describe your interior design style?
“Contemporary with a Tommy Bahamas’ twist!”

What kind of music do you listen to?
“Country to House, R&B to Smooth Jazz, Gospel to Broadway…and everything in between.”

What’s your most memorable Christmas?
“My most memorable Christmas was last year being able to give gifts from European trip to my family.”

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Location: “Palm Springs/ Joshua Tree area.”

Height: 5’11

Hair: Bald

Eyes: Hazel

Sign: Aries

Fitness Routine: “Lift weights at least 4x a week.”

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Occupation: “Law enforcement.”

Hobbies:
“Running marathons, working out with my trainer, country dancing and being a political junkie.”

Guilty pleasure snack:
“Carrot cake, German chocolate cake, coconut cake, fruit cake and Cold Stone Creamery.”

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TV Faves:
“MSNBC, The Grimm, The Originals, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Star Trek The Next Generation, American Horror Story, Dune series and Penny Dreadful.”

Favorite Films:
“Avatar, Interview with A Vampire, Wolf man, Twilight Saga, Pulp Fiction, Man of Steel and the Star Wars Saga.”

Currently Reading:
“Sports Illustrated, Cover and Concealment, Men’s Journal, Oprah Magazine, Essences, Out 100, Details, GQ, ESPN.”

Turn Ons:
“Someone who can show vulnerability; express emotion; someone I can trust and who can trust me; monogamy.”

Turn Offs:
“Racism, intolerant people, discrimination in all sense.”

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Personal Philosophy:
The Optimist Creed:
“Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.”

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